Auto CAD Junior Draftsman

JES Construction - Manassas, VA


Join our award winning company!

Our company is redefining an industry through a growing reputation, superior solutions and “WOW” customer service. JES Foundation Repair, a Groundworks Company, is locally and nationally recognized for our workmanship and ability to get the job done.

We have been named to the Fortune 5000 Fastest Growing Companies; the Chamber of Commerce Fantastic 50 fastest growing companies in Virginia; and Inside Business Roaring Twenty.

Job Summary

The JES Junior Draftsman is responsible for Auto CAD plan preparation. S/he will draft scaled engineering plans and prepare permit packages for the Senior Engineer’s approval. The Junior Drafter ensures that high quality professional service is delivered and that work is completed to the JES’ quality standards.

Essential Functions

  • Ability to research and identify various municipality requirements
  • Ability to deal with multiple permits and jurisdictions with varying requirements
  • Close out open permits
  • Draft scaled engineering plans
  • Prepare complete permit packages for Senior Engineer approval
  • Readily make necessary adjustments to permit packages per Senior Engineer feedback
  • Pick up/deliver permit applications while accurately answering basic questions during municipality interaction
  • Excellent communication, organization, multi-tasking and strong team skills a must
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet project schedules and maintain quality standards
  • Other duties as assigned (i.e. may back up the permit runner by delivering and picking up applications from various municipalities)


  • Associates degree and/or equivalent work experience required
  • Prior Auto CAD plan preparation experience
  • Prior permitting experience preferred
  • Familiarity with basic residential construction terminology preferred
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to professionally interact with internal staff as well as external building officials, etc.
  • Strong organization skills, with the ability to keep track of and comply with varying requirements associated with different jurisdictions
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Computer skills (advanced) Microsoft Office
  • Autonomous work habits
  • Federal/State/Industry safety regulations

Working conditions

Office, warehouse, inside and outside, commercial and residential areas including basements and crawl spaces. Noise level is moderate.

Position could require travel time to job sites, municipalities, or other business related locations during the course of normal business operations *less than* 10% of the time.

Physical requirements

Some standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, handling, pushing and pulling and lifting. Will be expected to maneuver in construction and warehouse settings, able to access small and tight spaces such as residential crawl spaces. Visual Acuity regarding packaging and labels of materials and driving of motorized vehicles.

Direct reports

Will report directly to the Senior Engineer

Job Type: Full-time


  • Permitting (a plus): 1 year (Preferred)
  • AutoCAD: 1 year (Required)
  • basic residential construction terminology (a plus): 1 year (Preferred)


  • Associate (Preferred)


  • Manassas, VA (Preferred)


  • Active, Valid Driver's License (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)