Draftsperson (Electrical Engineering)

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons design the technical plans for distribution lines and transmission in order to deliver electricity. They also assist electrical engineers in a variety of daily tasks including planning, designing and facilitating operations. They should have strong technical and organisational abilities.

Duties and tasks

  • Draft drawings, blueprints, diagrams and plans for electrical installations and circuits, cable systems and mechanical control systems
  • Evaluate plans and progress to ensure compatibility with building regulations
  • Evaluate production effectiveness and improve drafts in the future
  • Prepare estimated budget for materials and installation of electrical engineering projects
  • Run tests and calculations, graph outcomes and prepare diagrams and charts for maintenance, repairs and optimal production
  • Use a variety of tools including computer-based drafting (CADD) software to design visual representations to assist production and construction of wiring installation and repair
  • Work with engineers to meet project specifications and solve design or operation problems

Skills required

  • Effective Leadership Abilities
  • Organisational Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Technical Expertise
  • Time Management and Strong Attention to Details

Working conditions

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons typically work a Monday to Friday work week, but may be required to work evenings or weekends to complete project deadlines. They may work in office, workshop or lab environments as well as on-site installation or operation projects.

Professional associations / Industry information

Engineers Australia 

The Institute of Industrial Engineers 

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