Engineering Drafter Supervisor

  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Clerical and Administrative Support Engineering

Job Description

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Engineering Drafter Supervisors working within the Merit System use various methods such as computer-assisted drafting systems (Auto-CAD), drafting machines or manual drawings in order to produce plans, blueprints and drawings depicting various infrastructures to be used for civil engineering, construction projects, and/or public knowledge. They are expected to assist in managing civil engineering and/or construction projects. To perform this task, they may conduct on-site inspections, review work of crews and contractors against established specifications and interact with various public entities. Individuals in this position are also required to supervise Senior Engineering Drafters; delegating and reviewing work, monitoring assignment completion and providing guidance in the completion of technical duties. Engineering Drafter Supervisors are expected to work under the direction of Civil Engineers, communicating project completion and having work reviewed against established standards and guidelines.

  • Produces plans, blueprints and drawings depicting infrastructure (e.g., sewers, roads, architecture, structural, etc.) using computer-assisted drafting systems (i.e., IntelliCAD, Auto-CAD), drafting machines, and/or by hand, to be used for civil engineering, construction projects, and/or public knowledge.
  • Completes “as-built” drawings using engineering and/or architectural software.
  • Maintains a hard-copy and digital filing system through manually organizing and scanning new and/or existing hard-copies of maps, blueprints and drawings and tracking computer-based files.
  • Assists in managing civil engineering and/or construction projects by conducting on-site inspections, reviewing work of crews and contractors and interacting with the public.
  • Researches and investigates existing structures, maps and documents in order to develop plans and communicate accurate information to colleagues including but not limited to drafters, engineers, architects, supervisors, consultants and the general public.
  • Conducts site investigations to gain additional information and ensure accuracy of field and documented information.
  • Supervises staff by assigning and distributing work, directing staff in their job duties, monitoring progress of work, providing feedback and/or training.
  • Reviews maps and drawings to ensure calculations are correct and that the appropriate information is listed.
  • Reviews site plans for any site work being done in right-of-way.
  • Reviews the work of contractors, making changes to civil engineering and/or construction plans, as necessary ((e.g., roads, bridges, sewer (sanitary and storm), etc.).
  • Analyzes workload of staff by gathering relevant data (e.g., number of projects assigned, size and scope of projects, etc.) in order to make assignments and adjust responsibilities as needed.
  • Assigns and distributes work to staff based upon departmental/division needs, deadlines and qualifications of personnel.


The following Minimum Qualifications are required for this job. You must demonstrate possession of these qualifications by providing a detailed description of your related experience in the work history section of your application. Please note that replicating or restating these minimum qualifications or the information from the Personnel Board’s job description as your own work experience will result in your disqualification. Please describe your work experience in your own words to represent the work you have performed that is related to the minimum qualifications for this job.
  • Driver's license.
  • Associate's degree or higher from an accredited college or technical school in Drafting, Engineering, Architecture, or a related field of study.
  • Experience using computer-aided drawing software (Auto-CAD, MicroStation, InRoads, Carlson, etc.) to produce drawings and/or specifications for architectural or civil design projects and mapping.
  • Experience supervising subordinate technical staff (e.g., drafters, engineering drafters) to include planning and assigning tasks and reviewing work outcomes against standard measures of performance.



  • Adaptability & Flexibility.
  • Computer & Technology Operations.
  • Leadership & Management.
  • Mathematical & Statistical Skills.
  • Oral Communication & Comprehension.
  • Planning & Organizing.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making.
  • Researching & Referencing.
  • Reviewing, Inspecting & Auditing.
  • Self-Management & Initiative.
  • Sensory Abilities.
  • Teamwork & Interpersonal.
  • Technical & Job-Specific Knowledge.
  • Technical Skills.
  • Written Communication & Comprehension.

  • Knowledge of basic engineering and construction methods and terminology.
  • Knowledge of basic surveying principles, practices and equipment.
  • Knowledge of drafting principles related to mapping, street layouts, parking lots and traffic control devices.
  • Knowledge of engineering maps and records.
  • Knowledge of engineering/architectural software (e.g. Eagle Point, Architectural Desktop, etc.) for producing cross-sections, profiles, and contour maps.
  • Knowledge of geometry (mathematics concerned with questions of size, shape, and relative position of figures and with properties of space).
  • Knowledge of principles involved in the management of staff/personnel.
  • Knowledge of terminology, methods and practices of engineering drafting.

  • Work is conducted both indoors in an office setting as well as regular field visits to outdoor worksites.
  • Incumbents may be required to enter properties, construction sites, residences, and buildings under various stages of construction and repair.
  • Job may also require incumbents to be exposed to inclement weather when working outdoors (e.g., extreme heat, cold, rain, snow, wind, etc.).

  • Job is primarily sedentary involving sitting for long periods of time.
  • At times, job may require light to moderate physical exertion, including lifting, carrying, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or twisting.
  • Job may also involve occasional lifting of items or objects weighing up to 50 lbs.

DISCLAIMER: This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of the job duties, responsibilities, or skills and abilities required to do the job and may be changed at the discretion of the Personnel Board at any time.


Persons requiring special conditions to accommodate a disability when completing the application should contact the Personnel Board at 205-279-3500 before the announcement closing date. Qualified applicants who believe they will need reasonable accommodation in the examination process should complete and submit an Accommodation Request Form. You may obtain an Accommodation Request Form by contacting our ADA Ombudsperson at, or by accessing the "Request for Accommodation" form through the following website:


The Personnel Board of Jefferson County (Personnel Board) provides a public personnel system based on merit principles. The Personnel Board strives for the constant improvement of the public service by employing and developing the best qualified persons available. The Personnel Board provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employment decisions are made by the Merit System municipality or governmental agency in which the position exists. Each Merit System municipality, agency, or jurisdiction administers its own equal employment opportunity programs in compliance with applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations.

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Birmingham, Alabama United States View Map