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Date:  May 28, 2024

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Telecommunications

Position Title:  Technician, CAD

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a Canadian leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.


At Aecon, you can count on:

  • Safety First. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us! 


At Aecon we:

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs.
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibly by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.


Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!


Purpose of the Position

Reporting to the Team Leads, the Drafter will be responsible for providing pipeline layout information to all aspects of the construction project with a high level of accuracy, ensuring the design criteria is adhered to and well documented.


Status of the Position

This is a temporary full-time position.  The work schedule will be 5 days on (Monday – Friday).  The employment term shall be dependent on the duration of the current project and future project workload.


Key Responsibilities


  • Completion of design drawings, quantity calculations and as-built drawings for projects within various work types using various software packages (e.g. AutoCAD, Microstation, Bluebeam Revu, O’Calc, SPIDA Calc, Pull Planner, Civil 3D, Tremble Business Center)
  • Ability to interpret field survey data, coordinate and communicate with field survey crews
  • Provide calculations and assist with day to day work flows to field staff 
  • Prepare 3D models for use in GPS and Machine Control applications as applicable to work / project type
  • Prepare engineering and survey plans
  • Maintain accurate survey and drawing records, documentation and submittals
  • Read, understand and generate Request for Information (RFIs) and maintain records as applicable to work / project type
  • Define the scope of work and provide layout information at various stages of construction
  • Calculate volumes using various software and methods
  • Maintain as-built records
  • Interpret and adhere to legislative, project and code requirements and client’s specifications (e.g. Ontario Standard Drawings)
  • Conduct QC verification on drawings / designs 


Required Knowledge and Experience


  • Minimum of one year of AutoCAD drafting experience 
  • Post-secondary education in Civil / Mechanical Engineering, Geomatics or design field, Architectural or equivalent experience 
  • CET certified or CET eligible is an asset 
  • Ability to read and interpret CAD drawings 
  • Strong proficiency with AutoCAD software and experience customizing AutoCAD, scripts, tools and Menu’s
  • Good understanding of how to read civil engineering drawings and site plans
  • Proficient with the use of computers and software, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills
  • Self-motivated, ability to learn new skills, assume new responsibilities and work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Experience working with government bodies and familiar with legislative requirements (e.g. Ministry of Transportation, city permit applications)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Completion of basic design drawings, quantity calculations and as-built drawings for various types of utility projects using various software packages (e.g. AutoCAD, Microstation) with the support of leadership.
  • Collaborating with Designers to ensure accuracy of drawings.
  • Working with permit drawings and city websites to understand the full scope of the drawing.
  • Liaises with designers and field staff to problem solve.
  • Tracking project hours and strategically staying within designated hours.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Necessary Competencies

  • Collaboration
  • Motivates others and builds trust and confidence among team members
  • Able to work with and communicate to internal stakeholders (e.g. project management/operations teams) 
  • Character based leadership
  • Integrity, Humility, Transparency, Courage, Drive, Energy, Passion, Curiosity to Learn
  • Ambassador for the company internally and externally
  • Lives the Aecon Leadership Expectations


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.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA during any step of the application process please click here.

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