Land Planning
Landscape Architecture
Civil Engineering
Urban Design

CAD Drafter

ColeJenest & Stone is one of North Carolina’s leading Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Civil Engineering firms with offices in Charlotte and Raleigh. We are a studio-based firm that offers innovative design-centered solutions for public and private clients in North Carolina and South Carolina. Integrity, Quality, Service and Innovation that underscore a firm-wide focus sustainable projects that enhance the built environment.

We are currently seeking CAD Drafters to join our teams in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina.


• Associate's degree in drafting of related field required, or seven (7) years in civil design drafting
• Minimum three (3) years of experience.
• Strong knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) as required.
• Strong knowledge of technical software such as AutoCad Civil 3D, GIS and other similar applications as required.
• Ability to clearly express ideas through written routine correspondence including: email, reports, memorandums, letters, etc.
• Strong listening skills with the ability to quickly comprehend new information and execute direction. Can clearly express ideas orally to staff, clients and government agencies.
• Good organizational skills with attention to detail.
• Ability to work well in a team environment.
• Ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize work.
• Knowledge of Storm Sewers, HydroCAD, WaterCAD, and other engineering software is a plus.



• Provides production of schematic site plans, earthwork calculations, demolition plans, staking and material plans, erosion control plans, grading and drainage plans, water distribution and sanitary sewer plans, road profiles, planting plans, streetscape/hardscape plans and site details
• Coordinates details and dimensions between plan sheets
• Ability to implement, design, and improve AutoCAD Civil 3D specific tools, processes, and objects
• Performs tasks intuitively based off engineering experience
• Understands and follows the firm’s standards and procedures for layering and standard drawing procedures for sheet layout
• Willingness to improve and implement CAD best practices as software evolves
• Communicates workload and task status to direct reports on a regular basis
• Assists in training less experienced drafters to resolve difficult operating tasks or drawing production problems
• Works closely with staff from other teams as necessary to ensure fulfillment of contract requirements and schedules
• Maintains neat and organized work area that allows efficient access to information required by other team members
• Shows initiative to find solutions to problems

Quality Assurance
• Assures drawings and designs are in accordance with company production and design standards
• Thoroughly reviews work prior to completion of task and submittal to Project Manager

Development/Continuing Education

• Exhibits a strong willingness to learn. Asks questions. Seeks out new learning opportunities
• Actively participates in firm’s continuing education programs
• Proactive in career development

Experienced civil design drafter who assists Project Manager and team in the production of site construction documents, exhibits, bulletin drawings and other drafting responsibilities. Leads team in obtaining, organizing and maintaining support data for project design. Responsible for promoting CAD best practices and providing support in various aspects of the production of projects within the team.

ColeJenest & Stone offers employees an excellent benefits package including paid medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K, and generous PTO benefits.

To apply, email cover letter, resume, portfolio and three references to No phone calls please.


ColeJenest & Stone is dedicated to exceptional client service and progressive design solutions. Striking a balance between art and science, ColeJenest & Stone offers a fresh, innovative approach to land planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering and urban design. Our creativity is rooted in collaboration. We share the vision of our clients, and together we build environments to stand the test of time—beautifully.

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