Drafter/Senior Drafter

Department: Engineering
Job ID: 2151

Drafter/Drafter Sr. - FTS-07/FTS-08 (Programs and Projects)


Denver Water is currently hiring for a Drafter/Drafter Sr.  The right candidate will have a long term job opportunity with Denver Water.


Hiring Salary Range:  $22.03 minimum $30.30 Mid-point           

Full-Time/ 40Hours/Regular position.                               

Location of position: Main Campus


Opening Date:           2/21/17                                                           

Closing Date:            3/23/17


Candidates must submit a completed Denver Water application in order to be considered. Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received.  Resumes may be attached to the application.


Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.4 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs.  Denver Water aspires to be the best water utility in the nation.  The organization is a responsible steward of the resources, assets and natural environment entrusted to us in order to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service.

Denver Water's Engineering Division is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill a position in the Programs and Projects Design Drafting Section as a Drafter/Drafter Sr. The successful candidate, under supervision, primary responsibilities will be the creation of detailed computerized engineering construction drawings, maps, civil plan & profiles using AutoCAD Civil 3D, mechanical equipment and piping, and structural detailing for the infrastructure of Denver Water. Knowledge of Revit and BIM (Building Information Modeling) principles and practices is a plus.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Obtains necessary information from records, survey notes and digital information. Make occasional field trips to obtain locations and takes measurements and photographs to revise maps, projects proposed improvements, and layout construction documents and working drawings.


  • Makes detailed drawings for reinforced concrete and steel structures from rough design notes. Draft Mechanical systems, pipelines, water conveyance structures, Treatment process, Dam and Recreational facilities, plans suitable for contract documents indicating property lines, building locations, rights-of-way, utilities, paving, electrical lines, lighting plans, and other installations and facilities. Create AutoCAD drawings for construction projects while adhering to established milestone time schedules and Denver Water AutoCAD standards. Lays-out structures, pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, and dams, showing location and required detail of elements from field notes, digital information. Makes other drawings of equipment and facilities.


  • Prepares charts, graphs, and other exhibits, making mathematical calculations, applying art work and lettering, and prepares models for exhibits.


  • Advanced knowledge of drafting standards and practices.


  • Create As-Built drawings using AutoCAD, from survey data, inspector notes, and collected GPS points and redline drawings. Create ARG alignments for GIS mapping.


  • Perform status reports and arrange scanning for construction sets.


  • Performs related duties as assigned



Minimum Qualification

Education and Experience:


  • Two years training from Technical College or Associate degree in computerized drafting.


  • Minimum 2 years of related work experience.


  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skill, knowledge, and abilities.


Licenses, Registration and Certifications:


  • May require possession of a standard driver’s license (ability to obtain within 1 month of hire.)


  • May require HIPAA Training.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of:

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D

  • As-Built record drawings

Skill in:

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    Problem solving

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    Verbal and written communication

  • General principles related to engineering for Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Treatment, and Dams

Ability to:

  • Prepare detailed computerized and manual engineering drawings, plans, and maps of complex projects and structures

  • Perform complex mathematical and basic engineering calculations

  • Maintain effective working relationships with employees


Denver Water offers excellent benefits that include a pension plan, a 401K Plan with 3% match, a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Health and Dental coverage, Life Insurance, and vacation/holiday/sick leave.  A background check will be conducted to verify information submitted on application.  Most employment offers are contingent on the successful completion of a post-offer physical, which includes drug and alcohol testing.  All positions require a Worker’s Compensation Background check. A strength test may be required depending on the physical requirements of the position.


Mr. Loren A. Robinson

1600 W. 12th Ave.

Denver, CO. 80204-3412



  • Denver Water will not accept or consider applications that are mailed, emailed, faxed, or dropped off at our office.
  • No resumes will be accepted unless they are attached to an online application.
  • Employment applications are accepted for current openings only.

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