Architectural Drafter
David Evans & Associates - Vancouver, WA

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David Evans and Associates is currently looking for an Architectural Drafter (CAD 2) to join our onsite project team located in Vancouver, WA. The CAD 2 will report to the Supervisor of Facilities Engineering (TESF) and will work interactively with other staff within the Facilities Engineering (TESF) organization. This position is located on-site in the Construction Services Building at the Ross Complex in Vancouver, Washington.

Position Responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Use of Microstation CAD software and equipment to prepare project designs, sketches, final working drawings and contract documents for building contractors.
  • Assist with reviews of contractual Architect/Engineer working drawings at various stages of completion for adherence and compliance with design scope, conceptual design sketches, and established policies.
  • Working with others in preparing drawings and specification documents.
  • May assist in research, plan, design, and administer building projects for clients, applying knowledge of design construction procedures, zoning and building codes, and building materials.
  • May assist in the preparation of statements of works - SOW.
  • May conduct periodic on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance with plans.
  • May review, distribute and file submittals, shop drawings, material data and samples.
  • In preparation of the final working drawings, may assist the project manager’s efforts in coordinating the structural, mechanical, electrical and civil disciplines throughout the design process.
  • Final designs are illustrated by conceptual drawings sketches and working drawings based upon:
  • Equipment Layouts
  • Building Functions
  • Construction Materials
  • Structural Determinations
  • Mechanical and Electrical Considerations
  • Geographical and Climatic Conditions
  • Historical Requirements
  • Energy Efficient Design Considerations
  • Attendance at weekly or bi-weekly status meetings that may be held to provide specific assignments, review the status of projects, provide feedback and course corrections as needed, and adjust task priorities.
  • Status reports will be provided upon request. Status reports may need to include a brief summary of activity and project progress.
  • Reports on specific topics or projects may also be requested

  • Associates Degree, CAD & Drafting Technologies, is preferred.
  • 4-6 years CAD Drafting experience required.
    • 3-8 years of working in an Architectural environment is required.
    • Familiarity with MicroStation CAD software
    • Experience with Document management software
    • Experience with graphics or photo imaging software
    • MS Office Suite 2010 proficiency required, to include Word, Outlook and Excel
Additional Requirements:
  • Up to 5 days of overnight travel per month is anticipated (PPE Required – see below)
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of buildings is desired.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, prints, drawings and models is highly desirable.
  • Sustainability - Knowledge of green building practices, i.e. LEED is highly desirable.
  • Valid State Drivers License
  • Ability to become familiar with and follow the safety practices of the BPA

Personal Protection Equipment – Required for all travel to Field Locations :
  • White Hard Hat
  • ASTM F2413-05, Class 75 EH rated footwear with over the ankle lace up and rigid sole and heel

Qualified candidates please apply directly to our website at or send a resume to Shannon Dubois at

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