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Moffatt & Nichol is actively seeking an entry level drafter for one of our listed offices. This individual will draft and revise detail drawings using AutoCAD and/or MicroStation for use in planning, permitting, reports, and various construction documents. Projects range from structural infrastructure in the areas of ports and harbors, coastal, environmental, water resources, urban waterfronts and marinas to transportation bridges, rail, and buildings.

Moffatt & Nichol is a global infrastructure advisory firm with 40+ offices and in 9 countries. We are currently ranked Engineering News Record #1 for Marine & Port Facilities and Top 20 for Transportation. We provide practical solutions to clients in the marine terminal, transportation, energy, environmental, federal, and urban development markets around the world. We are a multidiscipline professional services firm with specialized expertise in structural, coastal, and civil engineering; environmental sciences; economics analysis; inspection and rehabilitation; and program management solutions.

Moffatt & Nichol's professional staff includes engineers, planners, and scientists who serve our global client base from offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim. The firm provides clients worldwide with customized service and a level of excellence that have become the firm’s hallmark in several primary practice areas – ports and harbors; coastal, environmental and water resources; urban waterfronts and marinas; transportation, bridges and rail; inspection and rehabilitation; and energy.

Duties & responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Transform initial rough designs and mark-ups into finished working documents.
  • Draft detailed drawings of structures and installations such as cargo terminals, marinas, wharfs, bulkhead walls and coastal structures (beaches, revetments, breakwaters and jetties.)
  • Review engineering drawings to ensure adherence to established standards.
  • Compute volumes of excavations and fill for dredging and earthmoving projects.
  • Assist designers and senior technicians with preparation of engineering drawing packages.

Other duties

Please note this posting 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.


  • Associates Degree or equivalent in relevant discipline
  • 2 or more years of related experience
  • AutoCAD
  • MicroStation
  • Knowledge of material properties
  • Understanding and application of CAD standards
  • Good numeracy, geometry, and computer skills
  • Understanding of construction methods
  • All new hires will be required to successfully complete and pass a pre-employment (post offer) background check in compliance with NIST 800-171
  • Moffatt & Nichol uses E-Verify and employment is contingent upon the legal ability to obtain employment in the U.S. and to present the required documentation at hire
Base salary range

$31.64 to $38.67 per hour based on years of experience, level of education obtained, professional registration, and meeting required qualification in job description.

Base salary range only applicable for candidates who will be hired and working in the California or Washington market.

Physical requirements

Work is generally performed in an office or client office setting. Ability to use standard office equipment is required. Travel will be required.

Moffatt & Nichol’s EEO Statement:

As a global business, Moffatt & Nichol relies on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goal of Creative People, Practical Solutions® serving our client needs, and ensures nondiscrimination in all activities in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We continuously seek talented, qualified employees in our world-wide operations regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Moffatt & Nichol is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer/ Federal Contractor desiring priority referrals of all protected veterans for job openings.

EEO is the LAW

If you need more information or require special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please contact Human Resources at (562) 590-6500 or TTY/TDD users please call 711.

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