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Golder Associates Drafter in OTTAWA, Ontario

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder has a new opportunity for a Drafter to join our team on a contract basis based in Ottawa office.

The incumbent will draft new drawings, original layouts, charts, diagrams or maps from scratch using computer aided tools from sketches, key plans, site plans, and layouts in order to support proposals, reports and presentations.

An overview of your role will include:

  • Inputting field data and complete various basic data entry tasks;

  • Reading and utilizing topographic survey data and notes from the field and consultants;

  • Performing routine and basic calculations (area, distance, converting units and coordinate systems);

  • Completing drawing revisions;

  • Preparing new drawings and editing existing drawings (plans, cross sections profiles and details);

  • Inputting field notes into drawing base plans for proposals, reports and presentations;

  • Following appropriate standards and procedures to ensure quality of results with adherence to corporate standards, processes and best practices;

  • Working with and supporting other Golder employees in the field or office;

  • Executing drafting work under the direction of more experienced Golder employees;

  • Connecting with colleagues and supervisors to inform them of availability, progress of deliverables, and managing backlog;

  • Assisting other team members as appropriate or directed.


  • Technical diploma, certificate or equivalent in relevant discipline such as geotechnical, ground/civil engineering or environmental engineering.

  • Skilled with core technical areas and related software applications such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D, MAP 3D and MS Office.

  • A minimum of 2 years previous drafting experience.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive remuneration packages

  • Employee owned structure - own the business, own the results

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities

One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Platinum member status 11 consecutive years

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 40 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Title: Drafter

Location: ON-OTTAWA

Requisition ID: 19000334