Junior Architect / Design Drafter

Full Time, Status: Open
CT - Newtown
Posted 6 months ago



The Junior Architect/Design Drafter responsibilities include assisting the Project Architects and Engineers in developing drawings and details required to produce Permit and Construction drawings. Duties include design, creation of plans, elevations, sections and details utilizing both AutoCAD and Revit. All drawings generated must adhere to graphic standards, checklist and procedures. 


The Junior Architect/Design Drafter reports to the Director of Architecture and Engineering Design. 





  1. Promote job site safety, encourages safe work practices. 



  1. Assist with the design document creation process for multiple projects simultaneously.  Projects may be at various stages of design and/or construction. 
  1. Prepare construction design documents in Revit or CAD, as required by project. 
  1. Adhere to the Claris PROJECT DESIGN CHECKLIST in the preparation of construction design documents including but not limited to:  
  1. Sheet set up, Red-line revisions, CAD standards implementation. 
  1. Field Surveying, Dimensional and conditional. 
  1. Functional Design, Programming, Budgetary and Aesthetic concerns. 
  1. Zoning analysis, Building Code Review, etc. 
  1. Systems/materials specification selection and implementation. 
  1. Quality Control – cross discipline check sets, permit, and construction sets. 
  1. Coordinate details; meeting of dissimilar materials, material thicknesses, finishes, etc. 
  1. Check all work before releasing/publishing design documents. 
  1. Assist with coordinating with the design team for each project including all required 3rd party consultants, engineers, in-house personnel, etc. Attend regular design meetings with the design team as required throughout the process. 
  1. Assist project architects and engineers in ensuring all project design documents are coordinated and complete. 
  1. Elevate any design related issues to the appropriate parties (in-house supervisor, project architect/engineer, construction project manager/superintendent, client, etc.) 
  1. Assist design team with maintaining the latest current drawings on Procore and distributing to project team. Coordinate with construction project management team. 


  1. Attend pre-construction, weekly construction project meetings and post construction meetings as needed to assist Project Architect and/or project management team.  Include periodic job site visits on a regular basis to: 
  1. Inspect for installation compliance with design and code 
  1. Understand how the pieces come together in real world applications.  
  1. Work with PMs and supers to resolve design issues and conflicts 
  1. Incorporate field best practice standards. 
  1. Assist with submittal / shop drawing reviews throughout project as required.  Coordinate with engineers, consultants, and project management team for thorough review.  Recognize cross-discipline coordination requirements. 
  1. Assist with design related RFIs throughout the project.   Responses to have appropriate type and tone, recognize broader implication / coordination issues. 
  1. Assist with field changes and revisions to the construction and as-built sets.   
  1. Assist in preparing the project close out manual and plans for the owner and review final product with owner or owner’s rep. as required.  



  1. Actively participate in all company-wide training and development initiatives, also work with and mentor assistant project managers, architects, and superintendents. 
  1. Attend product specific webinars / lunch and learns, site demonstrations, etc. 

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