Job Title: Architectural Drafter. Job Description:

Reports to: Director of Design
FLSA Status: Exempt __ Non-Exempt X
JOB SUMMARY: The Architectural Drafter for Ryan Hughes Design Build (RHDB) is responsible for the successful execution of assigned permitting and engineering drawings. The Drafter will partner with the Project Designers and Director of Design for timely completion of all assignments.


  • Coordinates daily with Director of Design regarding day-to-day drawing progress
  • Prepare pool, hardscape, landscape and architectural drawings using AutoCAD that detail plans and specifications provided by the Design Team
  • Able to develop and complete details, sections and elevations suitable for submission with minimal supervision
  • Work as part of a collaborative team to balance workloads, and ensure drawings deliverables are produced on time
  • Assist in the filing and organizing of drawings and project’s folders
  • Able to expertly utilize Xrefs and Sheet Manager to complete assigned tasks
  • Perform quantity takeoffs for inclusion in plans and use by others
  • Respond to RFIs submitted by Project Managers and Superintendents as needed
  • Prepare permit submittals and coordinate with building departments

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  1. AutoCAD and Excel
  2. Professional and competent communication skills
  3. Detail-oriented and thorough
  4. Organized
  5. Upholding philosophy of Design-Build
  6. Online permitting portals

A) Experience Required:

  • At least 5 (five) years of drafting experience utilizing AutoCAD in the construction industry, preferably within high-end residential and/or commercial projects
B) Language/Communication Skills

  • Must possess excellent communication skills including oral, written and listening. These skills may be used when communicating with clients, coordinating projects, resolving conflict, attending meetings, training, developing relationships with designers and vendors, or presenting information.
C) Knowledge and skills required

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with team members
  • Must have judgment to know when to appropriately escalate issues up the chain of command
  • Demonstrate continuous performance improvement in targeted areas of responsibility in alignment with the overall company strategy
  • Must be able to read and interpret conceptual design drawings
D) Education Required:

  • Associate’s Degree in Drafting Technology preferred
E) Working Environment:

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize numerous tasks
  • Daily computer usage is required for this position


Position requires routing lifting, bending, pushing, pulling while handling basic office supplies and material deliveries up to 25 lbs. The employee is required to reach with hand and arms and may sit for long periods of time. Tolerance to prolonged exposure to a computer monitor and keyboard utilization is required. May require use of own vehicle to attend off-site meetings and trainings or events.


  • Anticipates problems in any areas or responsibility and presents solutions
  • Demonstrates emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills, initiative, self-motivation, practical learning skills, enthusiasm and an ability to complete multiple tasks in a timely and accurate manner


  • Demonstrates reliable decision-making and understands the consequences of actions
  • Decision making which is consistent with pre-established procedures


  • Providing inappropriate or misinformation may result in breaking confidentiality and/or could result in a financial loss to the company
  • Consequences could also include loss in clients which would be costly to the organization