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Drafting Manager-Stormwater-Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Precast Corporate



Job ID:  164181



Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH company, is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products and more.   With more than 80 locations nationwide and 3,000 plus employees, Oldcastle Infrastructure is committed to upholding core values of reliability, quality, and service in cutting edge ways.


Job Summary


The Drafting Manager coordinates outsourced drafting resources to ensure the efficient, timely flow of accurate engineering drawings and documents, ultimately reducing drawing lead times, improving customer experience, and minimizing overhead costs.


The Drafting Manager works with minimal supervision, ensuring effective use of drafting resources and communication between Engineers, Sales, and Operations personnel.  The Drafting Manager determines the workflow, distribution of assignments, and training programs to be implemented.  This role ensures drawings are created timely and meet or exceed customer expectations.


Job Responsibilities


  • Train, coach, and develop Drafters to ensure the right people with the right skills are present within the Engineering team.
  • Assess effectiveness of external drafting resources.
  • Develop documented processes for all major drafting functions.
  • Create and execute drafting standards, including periodic standards reviews.
  • Drive continuous improvement by using data and metric assessment to optimize individual and team performance.
  • Distribute drafting work from several locations and ensure timely completion of projects.
  • Keep Engineering schedule up to date and accurate, including required documentation and due dates.
  • Coordinate feedback review from Engineers, Sales, and Operations and incorporate any changes into drafting expectations.
  • Seek out best practices from other Engineering teams for implementation; offer best practices developed to others.
  • Weekly reporting to Director of Engineering regarding drafting performance, gap analysis, and go forward plan.
  • Weekly check-in with all drafting resources, to identify key resource needs and ways to support and optimize performance.
  • Monthly meetings with all drafters to open lines of communication, share best practices, celebrate wins, and foster a cohesive, team environment.  Report to Director of Engineering highlighting key victories and challenges from previous fiscal period.


Required Compentencies


Planning and Priority Setting – Identifies actions required to complete tasks and the best method to accomplish them quickly and efficiently.  Handles multiple, competing priorities with confidence, ensuring other parties are satisfied with the quality of results and performance of these tasks.


Driving Results – Consistently achieves results through communicating, measuring, and monitoring performance, even under tough circumstances.  Has a strong bottom-line orientation. Has a track record of exceeding goals. Pushes self and helps others achieve results.


Optimizes Work Processes – Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement. Constantly seeks ways to improve processes.


Communicates Effectively – Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.


Directs Work – Provides direction, delegates, and removes obstacles to get work done. Provides clear direction and accountability. Monitors progress by maintaining on work and results.


Tech Savvy – Anticipates and adopts innovations in business-building digital and technology applications. Anticipates the impact of emerging technologies and makes management aware. Readily learns and adopts new technologies. Scans the environment for new technical skills, knowledge, or capabilities that can benefit business or personal performance.


Composure and Resiliency – Able to deal effectively with pressure, maintain focus and intensity, and remain optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. This competency includes the ability to recover quickly from setbacks and rejections and to maintain self-control in the face of hostility or provocation.


Manages Complexity – Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. Acquires data from multiple and diverse sources when solving problems. Asks the right questions to accurately analyze situations. Evaluates pros and cons, risks and benefits of different solution options. Uncovers root causes to difficult problems.


Service Focus – Place great emphasis on creating customer loyalty by ensuring the highest value of service is always provided and by delivering on commitments to customers, both internally and externally.


Key Performance Measurements

  • Percent of projects completed on time – positive overall trend
  • Backlog management
  • Number of outsourced drawings
  • Average lead time
  • Reduce drawing errors and rework


Position Requirements


  • Associate's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Working knowledge of how to read and interpret civil plans and specifications
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, BIM platforms, and Microsoft office
  • Good Mathematical skills to calculate dimensions, weights, and volumes
  • Experience managing a drafting group


Preferred Requirements


  • 5+ years of recent drafting experience
  • Construction experience
  • Knowledge of how precast is formed and manufactured






What CRH Americas Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH company, is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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