Structural Design Draftsperson

Position Summary : The primary role of a Structural Design Draftsperson is preparation of fabrication drawings utilizing Tekla and AutoCad software with a high degree of accuracy and independence.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Revise and generate the following drawings: Tekla 3D structural drawings, material take-offs, stick drawings, pipe racks, cable racks, crane drawings and skid drawings.
  • Generate any other miscellaneous drawings (i.e. skids, ladders, platforms, etc) as requested.
  • Revise standard drawings as necessary.
  • Back drafting and revision of shop drawings.
  • Back-drafting or “As Builts” from other disciplines


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in plant design in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficient knowledge of industry best practices.
  • Proven ability to produce high quality work while facing competing priorities and strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritize activities and stay focused in a dynamic ever changing environment.
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop departmental “Key Performance Indicators”.
  • Knowledge of MS Office suite (emphasis on Word, PowerPoint, & Excel), Lotus Notes, Acrobat Pro, and other software systems.


  • Proficiency working with AutoCad and Tekla including the ability to use all features of the program.
  • Proficiency working with Process Industry Practices for structural (STF..), Alberta Building Code, Canada Building Code, NFPA, OSHA, ANSI, ASTM.
  • Familiarity with instrument symbols, welding symbols and processes.
  • Extensive knowledge structural sections, detailing, and connections.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills – must be able to interact successfully with all levels of staff, from Managers to Senior Executives, with a positive, enthusiastic attitude.
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity toward client engagements and confidentiality when interacting with TDE leadership.
  • Adaptability and the ability to handle ambiguity.


  • Structural Engineering Technology, Petroleum Engineering Technology or Engineering Design / Drafting Technology Diploma or equivalent.

TDE offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefit package as well as a positive work environment with opportunities for growth. If you are interested in this opportunity and feel your skills and experience will add value at TDE, please forward your cover letter and resume along with salary expectations to tdehr@thermodesign.com with Structural Design Draftsperson in the subject line.