CAD Drafter

at Gas Transmission Systems, Inc. (GTS)
Location Los Angeles
Date Posted April 30, 2021
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Not Specified



GTS is searching for an enthusiastic team player for the engineering team in our Phoenix office. The CAD Drafter will prepare drawings and exhibits for design, permitting, land acquisition, operation, maintenance, and construction of natural gas and electric systems. Some typical project types are long transmission pipeline installations, retrofitting existing pipelines and installing or upgrading system controls, valves, and fittings. Drawing components include wiring diagrams, foundations, component assemblies, welded assemblies and geo-referenced aerial imagery. The CAD Drafter may be responsible to review as-built documentation for accuracy, report findings and incorporate red line as-built information into existing drawings in various formats.

Our culture at GTS is one that encompasses the following values that guide all our actions and decisions:

  • Quality - Take pride in our work…Achieve the highest standards of excellence
  • Integrity - Follow through on commitments…Have the courage to do what is right
  • Camaraderie - Show loyalty to the team…Treat each other with respect and tolerance
  • Proficiency - Reach beyond competence…Be a professional at all times
  • Can Do - Go the distance…Be open minded and flexible…Find a way to say yes!

Ultimately, successful candidates will identify with and demonstrate these values, helping us build a strong employer brand and ensure we provide a positive work experience.


  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate Degree or one-year work experience
  • Related work experience or drafting coursework


  • Use the latest version of AutoCAD to prepare design drawings with plan, profile, section and detail views as designated by the engineering team
  • Prepare sketches of details not included on existing drawings to accurately reflect as-installed field conditions
  • Prepare drawings, forms, maps, and lists based on direction provided by lead drafters, designers and engineers
  • Create pipeline alignment sheets, exhibits and permit drawings used to construct pipeline projects
  • Visualize the project installation and provide quality control for practicality and constructability of designs
  • Maintain excellent project communication with continuously changing tools and processes
  • Provide accurate time estimates to complete assigned tasks
  • Complete job summary and construction notes for review by project engineers
  • Prepare exhibits for planning/permitting purposes
  • Meet required deadlines and exceed client expectations
  • Work closely with other workgroups at our clients place of business and GTS offices


  • Maintain team and individual productivity and meet percent billable targets
  • Participate in structured catalytic coaching and offer feedback to facilitate skills development
  • Produce accurate, well documented designs using the proper processes, techniques and templates in compliance with internal GTS procedures and client standards
  • Project goals are met for scope and schedule


  • Assignments are completed accurately and on time
  • Project Engineers and Business Area Leads are kept informed of progress and potential obstacles
  • Innovation and quality standards are practiced
  • Cooperation, collaboration, and teamwork behaviors practiced
  • Designs come out clean and concise to meet each client's codes and standards
  • Each individual project is managed efficiently and effectively


  • Knowledge of AutoCAD 2015/2016; 2D, 3D and Civil 3D
  • ArcGIS understanding desired
  • Beginning to intermediate skill level using Microstation V8i is desired
  • Proficient use of MS Outlook, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must be a self-starter and work independently with conflicting deadlines
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment
  • Understanding of document control applications such as Vault and ProjectWise
  • Problem solving and critical-thinking skills in designing engineering plans
  • Produce quality drawings and provide constructive peer reviews
  • Effective Communication - Written and Verbal
  • Attention to detail and precision
  • Takes pride in their work
  • Reading and understanding maps, plat maps, as-builts, construction drawings and gas service records for existing condition interpolation