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Structural Drafter

St. Louis, MO 63126

Posted: 06/15/24 Employment Type: Full-Time Job Number: EB-1077185086

Job Description

Structural Designer

The Structural Designer II is responsible for steel design and drawing development efforts under direction of the structural engineer as described under essential duties and responsibilities.


  • Drive structural layout with priority on modularization, ease of fabrication, constructability and cost-effectiveness.
  • Drive the assembly and review of design and fabrication packages.
  • Assist with development of proposals.
  • Serve as conduit between fabrication shop and engineering team for RFIs and revisions.
  • Create detail drawings to be issued to shop for fabrication.
  • Prepare DXF and NC1 Files for automated equipment fabrication.
  • Apply knowledge of OSHA requirements regarding walkways, stairs, guardrail / handrail design, and steel erection.
  • Utilize software including Advance Steel, AutoCAD, and Navisworks for drafting, design and coordination.
  • Communicate and problem solve with all disciplines (mechanical, structural, electrical, instrumental) throughout design phase.
  • Develop 3D models for structural steel framed systems including process building modules, process skids, pipe racks and miscellaneous equipment platforms.
  • Develop drawings containing Isometrics, Plans, Elevations, Sections and Details.
  • Develop grating layout plans and work with grating fabricators on details.
  • Develop Bills of Material (Material Take Offs – MTO’s) and submit for purchasing as required.
  • Assist with the creation, assembly, and review of design and fabrication packages.
  • Provide support during fabrication and pre-assembly phase of project.
  • Travel domestically and internationally ranging from 0-10% per year.
  • Document and update drawings for Record (“As-Builts”)
  • Develop and maintain relationships with employees at all locations.


  • Promote a positive working environment in order to achieve the organization’s goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Associate’s degree in CAD technology is required.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of design experience is required.
  • AutoCad design experience is required.
  • Proficiency is required with steel design software such as REVIT, TEKLA, or Advance Steel (Advance Steel preferred)
  • Ability to become proficient with Advance Steel is required.
  • Excellent communication skills; both oral and written is required.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are required.
  • Computer skills and an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Windows based programs are required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours with some weekend and holiday work required.
  • Requires effective time management skills, personal conduct, and change management abilities.
  • Ability to effectively interact with co-workers, clients, vendors, and other business contacts.
  • Must comply with core values for the safe and efficient operation of the business and maintain sound relationships among and with employees.
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