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ARI is now hiring for a Full-Time Lead Draftsperson position in Kitchener/Waterloo ON.

Lead Architectural Draftsperson - Full Time

Posted October 4th, 2022

As a Lead Draftsperson, you will act as a Team Lead for As-Built Surveying and other Drafting projects.

Location: Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario (Canada).

Key Responsibilities

Creation of accurate drawings from field notes and data

  • Independent project completion

  • As-Built floor plans, reflected ceiling plans, elevations, sections, detail drawings, etc.

Creation of reports from field notes and data

  • Documents, spreadsheets

Delegation and management of a junior drafting team

  • Team Lead project completion

  • Assign drawing tasks, provide instruction to junior team members

  • Schedule and manage delivery goals

  • Collect completed drawings and integrate them into final project

Quality Control

  • Look for errors and omissions in drawings

  • Compare drawings with photos

  • Compare drawings with project scope of work, client expectations, and ARI standards

Performance and Maintenance

  • Track performance of junior drafting team

  • Provide helpful feedback and instruction

Assisting the General Manager

  • Creation of Scope of Work documents; Work Orders

  • Creation of Training Material and documents


Post-Secondary School diploma/degree in Architectural Technology or similar field

5 year minimum architectural drafting experience

Proficiency with AutoCAD (5 years)

Proficiency with Windows/PC environment; basic Word and Excel

Proficiency with reading blueprints/architectural drawings

Fluency in English

Detail oriented and accountable

Able to follow instructions

Communication and Team Coordination Skills

Independent and self-starting

Motivated for both personal and team success

Willing and able to learn new skills

Willing and able to adapt to new related responsibilities and roles

Additional Assets

French/Spanish as a second language

Proficiency with AutoDesk ReCAP (will train)

Proficiency with using Point Clouds in AutoCAD (will train)

Proficiency with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets (will train)

Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat (will train)

Proficiency with AutoDesk Revit (can train)

Previous experience with As-Built Surveying

Previous experience with LiDAR scanning and Photogrammetry

Previous experience with Retail and/or Food Service Design

Possession of a Passport and the ability to travel (on occasion)

What to expect

Flexible and balanced office hours

Seasonal bonus

3-weeks vacation; flexible personal days

High-paced work environment

Exposure to a wide variety of industries, clients, and projects from all across North America

Opportunity to build a career with a small, growing company

Who we are

ARI is a small As-Built Surveying company with a global reach. To date we have delivered hundreds of accurate As-Built surveys all across North America and the Caribbean, for Retail, Food Service, and other Commercial and Residential properties.

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