Job Title: Drafter CAD Specialist III
City: Charleston
State: SC

Company Description

The Building People is a recognized leader in real estate facilities services. Our global organization delivers total lifecycle solutions for clients that integrate technology, buildings, and people to solve today's complex challenges for building owners, occupiers and stakeholders. We empower our clients to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. Our strategy leads clients towards the future of facilities through a connected real estate model that propagates new norms to deliver organizational efficiency, sustainability, and savings.

Drafter CAD Specialist III

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Description/Job Summary

The Building People, LLC, has a position open for a full-time senior level Drafter/CAD Specialist III in support of a Federal client.  The successful candidate will be able to:
  • Design and draft CAD detailed design drawings to support minor construction and space layout projects
  • Document designs and provide associated drawings that meet project specifications.
  • Adjust current drawings and recommend changes based on their understanding and knowledge of the project
  • Follow project schedules and meet project due dates
  • Work closely with facilities and space management client, facility occupants, and furniture installers to make sure that the design and installation is precise and done according to specification.
  • Check tolerances, dimensions, and fabrication feasibility of designs and with Space Management client to resolve problems.
  • Review and interpret client specifications.
  • Explain drawings to construction/installation teams and provide adjustments as necessary
  • Interpret specifications where needed
  • Accountable for the maintenance of the CAD drawing library.
  • Aid in increasing and maintaining quality assurance processes.
  • Prepare presentation materials using AutoCAD graphic software.
  • Coordinate filing, storage and retrieval of both manual and electronic drawings
  • Maintain, support and operate associated plotters and printers
  • Utilize project management techniques from design process through final installation
  • Demonstrate ownership of final Space Management projects
  • Exercise superior written and verbal communication skills

Required Education

A minimum of a high school diploma (HSD) or equivalent is required for this position.

Required Qualifications

The required qualifications for the Drafter/CAD Specialist III are:
  • A minuimum of three (3) years of experience drafting/illustrating in the furniture field to include computerized drafting applications, digital imaging techniques.
  • Familiarity with, and understanding of engineering concepts and terminology is important.
  • Working knowledge of CAD standards, PC application software and drafting/engineering practices and methods.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, current version of Auto CAD, Excel and MS Office is required.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and adapt to frequent project changes.
  • Ability to follow complex instructions and diagrams to create or modify drawings using company and government drafting standards.
  • Accuracy and effectiveness in electronic drafting.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team or independently with minimal oversight.
  • Ability to obtain a DOD security clearance and work in a secure environment.


Competitive benefits include: 

  • Medical & Rx
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance/AD&D
  • Long Term Disability and Voluntary Short Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay

All positions require a background check after acceptance of our offer. The selected candidate will be eligible to begin employment before the background check has been finalized.  However, continued employment will be contingent upon the results of your reference/background check from The Building People, LLC.  Your position may require special credentialing, clearance, and access as a condition of employment.  In the event the government or client does not sponsor or approve your clearance, it may result in termination of your employment. 

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We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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