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  • Posted: May 8, 2018
    Deadline: May 11, 2018
  • Gordon Barrett is a Human Management Capital Firm, maximizing sustainable growth by providing innovative Human Capital Strategies. Our proposition is to drive change and ensure improvement in the overall business process of our client’s organization through resource management. We work closely with our clients, aligning their strategic goals and obj...
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    Senior Draftsman

    Description of Function

    • The Senior Draftsman will report to the Lead Draftsman/Engineering Manager and be responsible for a team of engineers in undertaking design elements for major offshore, onshore and subsea projects.
    • He/she will manage production of drawings and reports and coordinate drafting specifications, including calculations and other technical documents. He/ she will assist in ensuring that the team produces deliverables to agreed timelines and within budget and will also supervise and manage all Draftsmen in the Drafting department.
    • The Lead Draftsman will be attending meetings and communicating with other teams on project specific issues, liaise with clients and provide leadership and mentoring to junior draftsmen.


    • Leads and co-ordinates a team of draftsmen
    • Can take the function as Designer (Head of Group), according to the complexity of the project
    • Is responsible for delivering in part or in whole the drawings of a project depending on the volume and complexity and according to the data and instructions given by the engineer and/or Discipline Lead Drafting.
    • Carries out projects, feasibility study and justify technical choices together with the engineer.
    • Delivers fabrication drawings and/or drawings for aids to installation.
    • Defines tasks and give instructions to the draftsmen who assist him.
    • Ensures compliance with norms and specifications in use.
    • Controls the drawings issued by the drafting office.
    • Supervises the expediting of documents and updates the drafting office master
    • Follows up progress on the project drawings
    • Regularly provides activity progress reports to management and project leadership.

    Resources Management:

    • Assist in defining and maintaining drafting office organisation and layout.
    • Specifying, maintaining and updating 2D and 3D CAD tools in liaison with the IT department, and assisting the management for new acquisitions.
    • Ensuring that personnel are aware of the company’s HSE policy and that it is adequately considered in the deliverables which are produced.
    • Ensure that personnel are aware of the company’s Quality Policy.
    • Represent the company at relevant professional events.


    • Prepare or validate preliminary studies for design and /or installation.
    • Prepare or validate preliminary technical operating plan.
    • Prepare or validate preliminary system description and MTO.
    • Prepare and check estimation of engineering man-hours and time estimate for operations.
    • Propose clarifications and qualifications.


    • Plan, prepare and deliver calculation notes for design and installation.
    • Plan, prepare and deliver Installation procedures (including material and equipment list, planning,)
    • Follow-up execution of projects drawings.
    • Plan, Prepare and deliver requisitions and/or specifications.
    • Provide technical assistance to supply chain management.
    • Participate in operations.
    • Responsible for the planning for his/her scope of work
    • Carries out drawing of structural design and installation aids.

    Capability Profile - Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Behaviours

    • Qualification: A HND in Civil or Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of Upper Credit division or a Bachelor’s degree in Building or Architecture with a minimum of Second Class Upper Division. Applicants with Second Class Lower Division who possess a Master’s degree in the relevant field will be considered. COREN Certificate (certification in progress is accepted).
    • Experience: Eight (8) - Ten (10) years relevant post qualification experience (which includes National Youth Service) in the Design Engineering function of a reputable Multinational or Professional Engineering Design organization.
    • Good knowledge in BTS/DUT (Steel Construction) software
    • Good knowledge in BTS ROC (Construction of welded works) software
    • Good knowledge in DAO CAO programmes, AutoCAD 2D-3D, INVENTOR V10 and PDMS.
    • Creativity and innovation
    • Attention to detail
    • Understanding of a range of technologies and engineering drawings
    • Drawing / CAD drafting ability
    • Knowledge of computer-assisted design software
    • Ability to liaise effectively with colleagues in many other departments
    • Communicate well diagrammatically and in writing.
    • Strong mathematical skills.
    • Sound technical skills.
    • Ability to communicate complex concepts well diagrammatically, in speech and writing.
    • Problem-solving to anticipate identify and resolve problems at any stage.
    • Ability to maintain an overview of entire projects while continuing to attend to detailed technicalities.
    • Negotiating skills.
    • Management ability and supervisory skills.
    • Team oriented.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their Applications to:


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