Power Engineers Drafter in Boise, Idaho




Department:Power Delivery Boise Overhead Line Group



Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

POWER Engineers is currently seeking a Drafter I to join our Power Delivery Overhead Transmission Line Department in our Boise, Idaho office. This person will be part of a dynamic team that provides engineering services to our clients across the country and abroad. At POWER you will have the opportunity to be part of important and innovative projects with diverse clientele while enjoying the benefits that come with a 100% employee owned company.


The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, supporting, and coordinating the following:

  • POWER Culture

  • Foster our culture of “Do good work, Have fun, Make money”

  • Develop innovative client-focused solutions

  • Demonstrate a high level of personal initiative

  • Encourage growth, engagement, and accountability among team members

  • Work in a team environment to solve and build strong internal and external relationships

  • Technical Requirements and Development

  • Develop working knowledge of Client/Power CAD Standards and Compliance

  • Adhere to POWER’s QA/QC procedure requiring upmost personal accountability to enhance the project team’s success

  • Maintain a high level of drafting quality and efficiency in alignment with project scope and budget

  • Develop an understanding in both AutoCADD and MicroStation to support project requirements, which include:

  • Vicinity Maps

  • Structure List

  • Plan and Profiles

  • Phasing Drawings

  • Foundation Drawings

  • Structure Assembly Drawings

  • Permit and Crossing Drawings

  • Load and Design Drawings

  • Through drafting assignments and project work, seek to gain a transmission line understanding beyond just the redline mark-ups

  • Travel to client offices/field/vendor facilities as needed

Required Education/Experience

  • Pass POWER’s internal Drafting Examination

  • Associates degree or 1-year certificate in drafting (or equivalent technical degree)

  • AutoCAD 2010-2016 experience

  • Adobe PDF creation

  • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Time management and organizational skills are essential

  • Must be flexible to changes in work assignments as changes occur in project needs

  • Must be able to self-check own work for completeness and accuracy

  • Able to read and interpret drawings and drawing mark-ups

  • Able to use architectural and engineering scale to read and create drawings

  • The candidate must have strong command of the English language with good written and oral communication skills in order to work effectively with other team members

Desired Education/Experience

  • 0-3 years drafting experience with AutoCAD

  • Experience with MicroStation is a plus

  • Knowledge of MS Office products

  • Good background in basic mathematics

  • Experience working with 3D drafting and detailing is a plus

  • Bluebeam Revu experience is a plus

  • Working knowledge of survey coordinate systems is a plus

  • Practical intern or utility industry experience is preferred


  • Salary commensurate with experience and education

  • Potential for Company Ownership

  • 401(k) Retirement plan

  • 10 paid holidays per year

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Flex Spending Account

  • Life Insurance

  • Short & Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Paid professional Society dues

  • Continued Professional Education Reimbursement

At POWER Engineers, Inc. you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diverse and unique initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. We encourage new ideas and fresh approaches and most importantly, we strive to be our clients’ first choice. These traits – and deep technical skill – account for our success.

Have fun, do good work, make money. As an employee-owned company, we strive to make POWER Engineers an appealing place to work, where we perform projects that we find challenging and in which we excel. We provide competitive compensation, a full benefit package, professional development, and an appealing work environment. POWER Engineers is a unique and fun engineering firm, which may be contradictory to some, but it works well for us.