Architectural CAD Draftsperson: Buffalo, NY

Our client is currently seeking an Architectural CAD Draftsperson for a well-known company in the Buffalo, NY area. This person will be responsible for creating work drawings of site plans, building layouts from general information provided, sketches, etc. In addition, this person will propose design changes, ensuring quality in construction, adherence to codes and regulations. Propose and make changes to incomplete drawing. Develop and adhere to department procedures for proper maintenance of all CAD drawings (including, but not limited to discs, vellums, as-builds, etc).

Responsibilities:
Prepare layouts, assembly, and detail drawings for new or remodeled commercial buildings. Provide working drawings for either or all of the following: building “shell” and concept design, façade and concept, and tenant layouts for retail and hotels. Verify existing conditions by review of construction pictures and field measuring. Coordinate design of commercial drawings from conceptual to completed plans. Review work submitted for commercial and industrial drawings, and prepare CAD drawings. Plan/coordinate drawings construction jobs with aid of construction management team, outside Architects and other CAD Operators.

Ensure adherence to NY State uniform building codes and design criteria of BDCI and specific tenants.
Create legal descriptions of tenant’s demised areas for legal department to prepare lease agreements.\
Prepare drawings of site plans (i.e. parking layout, grading, etc).
Analyze various design requirements and recommend possible solutions or alternate constructions.
Research, review and interpret and understand municipality zoning/code information. Research town codes and review with building inspectors. Communicate with municipalities, verbally or in writing. Prepare submittals to towns for approvals. Submit Packages to municipalities for preliminary approval
Create tenant layouts and obtain Tenant approval.
Provide information when required, for cost estimating, such as blank layouts and processing sketches.
Assist in the follow-up of prototype construction with outside vendors. Review and approve drawings from vendors (i.e., structural, steel, cabinetry, etc.

Qualifications:
A 2-year design drafting degree and experience in drafting and design is preferred.  Excellent organizational and communication skills. 2 + years experience in architectural CAD.

Compensation:
Salary in the $50,000 - $70,000 a year range commensurate with education and experience.

Apply by sending your resume to Andrew at:  ahays@dcmstaffing.com

ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED IS CONFIDENTIAL.
THERE IS NO COST INVOLVED FOR ANY APPLICANT AS ALL FEES ARE CLIENT/COMPANY PAID.

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