Reports to: Construction Manager

Main objectives: Prepare accurate working plans and detailed drawings for construction projects based on a designer’s or architect’s sketches and specifications and prepare charts and working drawings for other purposes, by means of conventional draughting machines or computer assisted equipment.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Prepare sketches, charts, tabulations, plans and designs for construction of buildings, roads, airports, dams, bridges and other engineering projects.
  • Collect and analyse data, and carry out computations of dimensions, surfaces, volumes and other factors.
  • Correlate the calculated dimensions of parts of the product or structure, and consult the designer regarding design adjustments that appear necessary.
  • Prepare accurate working and detailed drawings, making use of knowledge of materials and construction practices to show all necessary specifications for the construction/engineering project.

Typical qualifications and experience: NZCE Diploma. New Zealand Certificate or Diploma. Experience with CAD (computer aided design) software.