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Date:  Sep 2, 2023

Detroit, MI, US

Operating Sector:  Major Projects East

Position Title:  Drafter, CAD

Build Your Career at Aecon

Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.  


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!  

What is the Opportunity?

Aecon Civil is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We’re proud of our work helping to expand and improve Canada’s infrastructure and transportation networks, and we’re ready to build the future of our country.


Aecon is currently seeking a CAD Drafter to join the iconic Gordie Howe - Bridging North America Project based out of Detroit, Michigan.


What You’ll Do Here:

  • Generates engineering drawings of highway structures and profiles of highway elevations for construction as required by our Technical Dept.
  • Seeks continuing education opportunities so that present level of skills can be upgraded
  • Works from notes, verbal instructions, sketches and drawings, or engineering specifications; consolidates the information to be used to prepare working plans, layouts and detailed drawings
  • Reviews the design and helps resolve the details not completely defined
  • Determines the best combination of all the preliminary information and contributing data to develop the final design
  • Develops designs or drawings using engineering principals, established company standards, procedures, and instructions
  • Reviews engineering drawings and supporting documents for adherence to industry design standards
  • Verifies completed work; checks dimensions, materials to be used, processing information, etc.
  • Coordinates with other internal departments as required
  • Assures that any changes are documented and prepared in accordance with engineering change procedures and in a timely manner
  • Follows company procedures, work instructions and guidelines in the design, layout, and documentation i.e. procedure, classification coding and retrieval system, CAD drafting and archival guidelines, etc.


What You Bring to the Team:

  • Technical school diploma plus a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field civil engineering design sector
  • 3D Modeling experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D systems
  • Must be a self-starter with good verbal/written communication skills

What Makes us Aecon Proud:

  • Engaging and agile workplace culture, collaborative and inclusive teams
  • Commitment to sustainability and to becoming a net-zero company by 2050
  • Investing in our people through a variety of learning and development programs such as Aecon University, BluePrint leadership program, and Project Management Academy
  • Variety of wellness benefits, access to virtual health care, 100% employer-paid health and dental premiums, Employee Assistance Program, Best Doctors Program, and more.
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • Recognition and rewards through Aecon Accolades, Aecon Achievement Awards and more
  • Employee Stock Options, Short Term Incentive Program, Retirement Savings and Pension Plan


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. If you require accommodation during any step of the application process, please click here.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit