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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 to provide additional support in our Power Delivery Overhead Transmission Line Department in our Boise, Idaho office.


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

  • POWER Culture

  • Attitude and Teamwork

  • Alignment with POWER’s Culture codes, please see our website for the detailed list. Recognize these culture codes are vital to a successful integration within the group.

  • Capable of working with multiple design teams to effectively support the team’s needs and the success of the project.

  • Initiative

  • Capable of working independently when required with the understanding that support will be available.

  • Encouraged to provide innovative recommendations and collaboration on project challenges.

  • Self-awareness to provide a high quality of work.

  • Professional Development

  • Participate in continual growth, through project exposure and department training initiatives to broaden industry understanding and expectations.

  • Maintain a healthy relationship with colleagues and foster areas of improvement where needed.

  • Willingness to engage in mentorship from senior staff/engineers to grow in technical knowledge and leadership ability.

  • Technical Competency

  • Transmission Line Theory and Application

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

  • Participate in both internal and external training to improve professional growth while aiding in the knowledge transfer discussion with colleagues.

  • AutoCAD and MircoStation

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

  • Proficient in the two operating plat forms leading to the development of the following project required drawings:

  • Vicinity Maps

  • Structure List

  • Plan and Profiles

  • Phasing Drawings

  • Foundation Drawings

  • Structure Assembly Drawings

  • Permit and Crossing Drawings

  • Load and Design Drawings

  • Quality and Efficiency

  • 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.

  • Project Aspect

  • Team Interaction

  • Participate in open dialogue with project teams, ensuring project expectations are understood prior to task execution.

  • Work Load Balance

  • Participate in weekly resource meetings, providing an opportunity to discuss upcoming project requirements and approach to be used to complete objectives.

  • Communications

  • Coordinate with project teams on product delivery status in relationship to required due date.

  • Clear communication of work schedule with project teams to provide confidence that project expectations will be met.

  • Willingness to coordinate with other team members to meet project needs.

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

  • 1-3 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

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.