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  • Senior Draftsman at Gordon Barrett

  • Posted on: 8 May, 2018 Deadline: 11 May, 2018
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  • Gordon Barrett is a human resource management and organizational development firm maximizing sustainable growth by providing innovative human capital strategies. We are on a mission to facilitate change by ensuring increased productivity and profitability in the overall business process of our clients.

    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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