Draftsperson (CAD/BIM Design Technician)

Nest Architecture Nest Architecture Employer:
Culver City, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Oct 9 '17Posted on:

Nest Architecture, Inc. is a boutique firm based in Culver City, California. Our projects range in scope from high-end residences to creative office and commercial/retail destinations. We are currently seeking a motivated CAD/BIM Design Technician that is willing to work with a small, go-getter team on several new development projects. This individual must be proficient in ArchiCad and/or Revit, and have 1 plus years of architectural drafting experience. 

Essential Responsibilities

As a CAD/BIM Design Technician, you will draft, convert, produce and edit drawings under the guidance of a licensed architect. You will work closely with a licensed architect to develop comprehensive residential and commercial drawings for client and permit approval.

CAD/BIM Design Technician responsibilities:

  • Draft/generate redlines:  plans, diagrams and schedule drawings in ArchiCAD from redlined drawings
  • Provide design assistance and calculations to Designers and Engineers    
  • Coordinate, markup, and review drawings with consultants
  • Produce drawings/projects consistent CAD/BIM standards
  • Assist with management and organization of project files
  • Continue to develop technical skills through our learning and development interface, mentorship relationships and become an expert with our CAD/BIM standards


This is a great opportunity for a CAD/BIM Technician with demonstrated proficiency in ArchiCAD or related software. To succeed in this role, you will need effective organizational skills, ability to prioritize workload, and be a team player with strong communication skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree or higher, completion of trade school, or equivalent formal training
  • Preferred 2 years of working experience using ArchiCAD or related software
  • Ability to read, understand, and communicate information through the use of floor plans, sections, elevations, details, and schedules
  • Familiar with latest version of ArchiCAD or related software
  • Familiar with Los Angeles and California building practices and code requirements
  • Experiencing rendering using ArchiCAD or related software and post-processing in Photoshop preferred
  • Possess drafting skills including knowledge of standard symbols and abbreviations, line weights, and drawing arrangement
  • Experience with manipulating and receiving various file formats
  • Available to work necessary hours in order to meet project deadlines
  • Familiar with residential and commercial construction
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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