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Planate Management Group LLC Drafting Technician - VA (Palo Alto, CA) in Palo Alto, California

Planate Management Group (PMG) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and Orlando, Florida USA with technical support centers in South East Asia and East Africa, that provide program management and facilities engineering services worldwide. Planate is a small business provider of planning, design, infrastructure management, technical consulting, engineering, and construction management services in support of the US Department of Defense (DOD) and its Service (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps) missions, along with other US federal agencies, all over the world.

The Drafting Technician will play a crucial role in supporting our mission to provide exceptional services to VA Palo Alto Healthcare System (VAPAHCS) in Palo Alto,CA. You will be responsible for assisting in the planning and development of an equipment plan and associated infrastructure requirements to support all medical equipment for hospital construction projects. This involves utilizing technical drafting skills to create accurate and precise drawings and plans.

This position offers a salary range from $75-83K (offer depends on the experience).

Job Description

  • Provide detailed and accurate technical drawings, plans and blueprints using AutoCAD/Revit software.

  • Collaborate with interior designers and medical equipment planners and other professionals to gather information and interpret architectural plans, specifications, and other data to create comprehensive and accurate drafts.

  • Organize and maintain a systematic filing system for all drafts, ensuring easy retrieval and reference.

  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of a digital database for drawings and related documents.

  • Review and verify the accuracy and completeness of drawings to meet established standards and guidelines.

  • Conduct thorough checks to identify and rectify errors or discrepancies in drafts.

  • Provide regular updates on the progress of drafting projects and address any concerns or modifications promptly.

  • Keep updated with industry trends, emerging technologies, and advancements in drafting techniques to enhance skills and knowledge.

  • Actively engage in fostering continuous improvement at work.

  • Other tasks that may be assigned.


  • Minimum of three (3) years or more experience in the drafting of interior design or architecture for commercial and industrial buildings.

  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and/or REVIT.

  • Ability to interpret Architectural/Engineering plans.

  • Ability to review drawings for completeness and accuracy.

  • Ability to obtain and assemble data to complete FF&E drawing documents and visiting job sites to compile measurements as necessary.

  • Ability to work with interior designers & medical equipment planners regarding drawing documentation standards.

  • Ability to handle complex designing and drafting assignments under minimal supervision.

Why Planate?

Planate Management Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Joining the Planate team opens you to an experience working for a Global company where you are among a team that is considered a premier trusted partner for planning, design, engineering, asset management, and professional service solutions anytime, anywhere. We Take Care of Our Own; Personally and Professionally, Up and Down The Line.

We’d love for you to be a part of our Global workforce, helping us serve as an effective and integrated partner to advance every client's mission!