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Structural Design-Drafting Technologist

July 19 2021
Categories Engineering, Architecture, Design, Building services, HVAC, Civil engineering, Construction, Structure, CAD/DAO, Design, Drafting
Nelson, BC


9dot Engineering Inc. is a small dynamic engineering company based out of Nelson, BC, that provides civil and structural engineering support to residential, municipal, commercial, and industrial sectors locally

and across Canada. With a focus on construction and specialty engineering, we support projects through all phases from conceptual to construction.

Our dedicated, close-knit team live our motto of "Work Hard, Play Hard". We encourage our staff to embrace the healthy lifestyle made possible through the combination of a progressive, flexible work environment and the beautiful, natural environment surrounding Nelson.


We are currently searching for a talented and enthusiastic individual to provide support to our senior engineering team across an ever-growing project portfolio. A Junior or Intermediate Technologist with a good understanding of AutoCAD, construction practices, and building science would be ideal but due to the current growth and diversity of our portfolio, we may also consider highly technical applications with various specialties, background, and experience in related fields. Expect the role to be stimulating and challenging because of the numerous daily demands that require adaptable and resourceful problem solving.

The successful candidate will work up to 40 hours per week, with opportunities for overtime based on demands. Work is project based. We offer a competitive compensation package that is based on experience, as well as a group benefits package, overtime pay, and an annual $500 recreational allowance.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Create detailed structural engineering documents for steel, concrete, and timber-framed buildings using Autodesk AutoCAD;
  • Develop finished drawings from general conceptual information and design notes;
  • Complete and maintain project documentation and file information;
  • Support project teams with drawings, quantity calculations, project coordination and assisting with design changes during construction;
  • Ensure quality control and accuracy of design for projects by maintaining design/checking notes;
  • Proactively and professionally communicate with project leaders, liaise with clients, contractors, consultants, co-workers, and the general public;
  • Work with architects, engineers, and contractors to resolve document coordination issues;
  • Support structural and civil senior engineers with construction inspections, survey, field services, and review shop drawings;
  • Perform a variety of defined assignments with independent judgment;
  • Proactively advise the team on technical challenges and troubleshooting.


The dynamic nature of the projects we are involved in means you should be able to think on your feet and  be able to change track quickly and efficiently.  Project based design and construction management is fast paced with inherent pressures that are a normal part of the job. We have found it is extremely important to possess a positive attitude, an ability to proactively address issues or concerns in a constructive manner and to always work to maintain a supportive and inclusive work atmosphere.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

Your skills and experience should mirror or exceed the following requirements to ensure that you will be able to meet the demands of the position:

  • Diploma in Architectural/Civil/Structural/and/or Engineering Technology;
  • Minimum 3-5 years' experience in architectural and structural drafting or related field;
  • Proficiency with Autodesk AutoCAD;
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications;
  • Valid Class 5 BC driver's license;
  • Strong understanding of Building Codes, local regulations, and permit application processes with the ability to interpret and apply to drawings and practice;
  • Experience in field data collection practice and reporting;
  • Generate technical information with minimal guidance and supervision;
  • Use excellent organization and communication skills in all aspects of job performance;
  • Meet deadlines and work efficiently while managing multiple projects simultaneously; tre
  • Familiar with the use of MMCD and local government & provincial standards and bylaws;
  • Dependable and willing to work extra hours when required.

Desired Skills and Abilities:

To be a good fit for and thrive in our company, you will possess the following skills, abilities, and qualities:

  • Hands on construction experience an asset;
  • Ability to conceptualize design in three dimensions with an understanding of constructability;
  • Committed to client service and technical excellence;
  • Ability and ambition for continuous improvement and increased responsibilities;
  • Team player, hard worker, and fast learner who is intrinsically motivated and looks for ways to contribute to the team;
  • Inquisitive, clear thinker who can determine what work is required and can draw rational conclusions from information available.


9dot Engineering Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Positions are filled by means of open competition where the selection is based on job-related skills, training, experience, and personal suitability.  If you possess the above-mentioned qualifications, experience, and "can do" attitude, we would love to hear from you!

Submission Instructions:

  • To apply, please provide a cover letter, resume, project list, and a work sample as one PDF attachment to ********@*******.*** by Friday July 23, 2021.
  • File to be named in the following format: First.Last name_9dotEng_ Design_Drafting_ Position 2021
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Generic applications will not be accepted. network