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Join our 2022 & 2023 Top Workplace Team as a CAD Drafter


We are searching for in-office (no remote option) CAD drafters who are long-term, career-minded individuals, determined to provide the highest levels of customer service to support our clients’ success, and who welcome a challenge to help build a better team, organization, and community.

Traits of an Ideal Team Player

  • Personable nature, allowing you to interact with internal and external clients to provide extraordinary customer service.
  • Humility to accept feedback and the desire to turn it into growth and improvement.
  • Collaborative nature to work and thrive in a team environment to address project needs, meet client-imposed deadlines, and ensure client happiness.
  • Grit and determination to provide constructive feedback, including to leadership.
  • Committed to holding yourself and others accountable, and to practicing candor in your communication.
  • Strong attention to detail, committed to accuracy and quality.
  • Ability to apply strong analytical, conceptual, problem-solving, time management, and organizational skills to various tasks without sacrificing quality or efficiency.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to professionally interact with all levels of personnel, management, and clients.
  • Be adaptable and willing to follow FOCUS CAD drafting standards and procedures.
  • Competence in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience using AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Revit, Bluebeam, and Adobe Acrobat is an advantage.
  • Have a high level of integrity and an ability to self-motivate and work productively with little to no supervision.
  • Willingness to understand and align with FOCUS values.
  • High school diploma is required.


  • Provide general CAD drafting and design support for engineers, architects, surveyors and land planners to produce a variety of design drawings for development projects.
  • Provide exceptional customer service by promptly responding to clients.
  • Organize information to create final construction drawing packages for the wide array of projects that FOCUS engineers.
  • Ensure that design deliverables meet municipal codes and requirements.
  • Adopt and apply our defined quality control review process to ensure accuracy and quality of work.
  • Be our client’s advocate to help them efficiently navigate municipality approval.
  • Build relationships with project managers and professional engineers to collaborate and problem-solve on a variety of projects.
  • With clear and concise communication, coordinate with a variety of individuals involved in the development process.
  • May be required to perform administrative-type duties as required, i.e., copying and collating plans and preparing/delivering submittals.
  • Will be expected to participate in department goal setting and accomplishments, book reviews, and personal and team development.

The day-to-day of doing home site grading CAD: Set the elevation of the home on a single lot and sculpt the land around it to ensure proper drainage as required by the city so they will provide a permit to the builder to construct the home. The level of complexity varies from project to project, from homes on very basic lots to homes placed on a mountain slope.

The day-to-day of doing site civil CAD: Designing master developments with subdivisions containing single-family homes, townhomes, or apartment complexes, as well as a large variety of commercial developments. The design process includes a high level of communication to coordinate with external and internal clients, contractors, various city members, mechanical engineers, plumbers, architects, and more to ensure project success. Designing requires knowledge of city, county, and district requirements to properly design the various pipe networks so the water, sewer, and rainfall flow correctly, allowing proper drainage

Full-time salary: $18.00 – $20.00 per hour

Internship salary: $18.00 per hour

Schedule: 8-10-hour day shift, Monday to Friday, No weekends, Overtime Available

Opportunities in both our Utah and Idaho offices

What we bring to the table:

  • Paid time off accrued upon hire and increases with set benchmarks
  • 13 paid holidays with opportunities to earn more for meeting company goals
  • Generous 80% healthcare premium contribution through Select Health with an HSA match up to $200/month after a 60-day probationary period.
  • Access to dental, vision, life, and other insurance benefits after the probationary period
  • 401(k) match after a 6-month probationary period, matches 100% for the first 3% and then 50% for the next 2% so we can help you build your financial future
  • Employee Assistance Program (We are here to support you)
  • Employee and family engagement activities
  • Employee recognition
  • $10,000 life insurance policy 100% paid by FOCUS
  • A fulfilling and genuine work environment
  • In-house training and mentoring programs
  • Many opportunities and resources for personnel development
  • 2022 and 2023 Top Workplace Award Winner

All employment offers are contingent upon acceptable drug screening, clean motor vehicle record, and criminal background check.

Focus Engineering & Surveying is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer and employment selection decisions are based upon merit, qualifications, and abilities.  FOCUS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.

Notice to External Search Firms: FOCUS Engineering and Surveying does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be obligated to pay a placement fee for unsolicited resumes. FOCUS engages with search firms directly for hiring needs.