Senior Draftsman

Gordon Barrett Limited

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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.

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 the 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 coordinates 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 are 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 organization 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 is aware of the company’s HSE policy and that it is adequately considered in the deliverables which are produced.
  • Ensure that personnel is 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

Job Requirement:

  • 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.

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Gordon Barrett Limited

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)





Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

7 - 10 years