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Junior CAD Designer/Technician


This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted March 19, 2021.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Through collaboration, you can turn good ideas into great outcomes

You believe that it often takes a variety of viewpoints to reach more informed outcomes. You’re energized by open dialogue and collaborative brainstorming. We encourage collaborations, with the understanding that different perspectives can lead to exciting outcomes for all. Let’s talk about how we can work together.

Parsons is looking for a Junior Drafter/Technician to join our ever growing Bridges and Tunnels team of professionals and technical experts in Ottawa, Ontario. The Bridge and Tunnels team is involved in the pursuit and delivery of major bridge and structure rehabilitation and design projects in the National Capital Area and throughout Eastern Canada, with the ability to support other Parsons offices throughout Canada and the US. 

We are looking for candidates with a working knowledge of design/drafting standards, practices, and techniques to develop engineering drawings for bridge structures using CAD software. Candidates must be proficient in Autodesk AutoCAD and/or Bentley MicroStation and have the ability to work in a highly flexible, team-oriented environment that have good communication and organizational skills. 


  • Under the general direction of a higher-level Designer/Drafter, takes engineering notes, specifications, rough sketches, etc., and formalizes them into working engineering drawings according to established standards and procedures.
  • Producing deliverables with some guidance from more experienced Drafters/Technicians.
  • Interpreting and ensuring conformance to applicable standards and codes, as well as company policies and procedures.
  • Working closely with engineers and other designers to ensure coordinated designs.
  • Compiling data and performing dimensional and routine calculations required for the preparation of drawings.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative and productive relationships with all team members.
  • Working to tight project schedules while ensuring quality of project deliverables.
  • Updating drawings with as-built data.
  • Printing/plotting of drawings.


Minimum Requirements

•    High school diploma (or equivalent) is preferred, and typically 2+ years of related experience.
•    Proficient in the use of AutoCAD/ Understands how to read design drawings.
•    Experience working on bridge and/or structural projects.
•    Good working knowledge of MS Office.
•    Good organizational and planning skills.
•    Excellent communication both verbally and in writing.
•    Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a larger team.
•    A sense of initiative, attention to detail and quality of work.

•    Effective analytical and problem solving skills.
•    Valid driver’s license and own vehicle.