Role Summary

Company: Activa

Job Title: Draftsperson

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Reports To: Drafting Team Lead

Location: Waterloo, Ontario

Reporting to the Drafting Team Lead, the Draftsperson is primarily responsible for altering base design drafting plans for permit application.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and provide technical working drawings for production and personalized homes
  • Develop and maintain architectural drafting standards and details
  • Ensure design concepts and construction documents comply with and satisfy municipal requirements and zoning by-laws, standards, Ontario Building Code and specific architectural controls.
  • Maintain pre-determined timeline schedule to hit milestone deadline
  • Day-to-day general office duties for the drafting department, including set-up of new job files and coordinating with engineers and other consultants
  • Complete scope of project from preliminary design concepts and base plans to working drawings
  • Establish and maintain architectural details and drafting standards for residential projects
  • Document all work completed in terms of time and date in the established timesheet on a daily basis
  • Inform Drafting Team Lead as to status of work and advise of any problems or potential problems as early as possible with identified solutions
  • Meet with the Team Lead to verify design and other specific issues, to ensure the success of the project and ensure quality control for customer satisfaction
  • Sign-off drawings for permit submission using personally obtained BCIN
  • Daily interaction with various departments and outside consultants
  • Provide support to job site for any design requirements
  • Other duties as assigned by management


  • Post-Secondary School diploma or degree
  • 3 to 5 years’ drafting experience in a production residential home building environment
  • BCIN No. and OBC course completion considered an asset
  • Extensive knowledge in construction considered an asset, including construction documentation, architectural styles and local design trends, municipal zoning bylaws, and development schedules for design and working drawing programs
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office including the most current versions of AutoCAD and SoftPlan are required.
  • Experience with Revit and Sketchup an asset.

Personal Attributes

  • Outgoing and engaging personality with the ability to interact with clients, consultants and municipal officials effectively and professionally
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Motivated and self-confident with the ability to manage time effectively and efficiently
  • Able to work well under pressure while working on a multitude of tasks and respond quickly to changing situations

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    Activa is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals. We support the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation throughout the recruitment process please contact our Human Resources department.

    If you are self-motivated and are looking for an opportunity to expand your career in a dynamic and enthusiastic environment, you are invited to submit your resume to careers@activa.ca. We appreciate your interest, however only qualified candidates will be contacted. For more information on our company visit www.activa.ca/our-story.