Drafting, Design & Engineering Operations Manager resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Experienced, results-focused residential designer with talent for understanding, visualizing, and vividly drafting client needs at early project stages. Strong knowledge of architectural design and structural engineering to produce CD's. Communicative and team-oriented with proficiency in AutoCAD. Adds value to any organization in need of great collaboration, interpersonal, and multitasking abilities in fast-paced, high volume environments.

  • Project Management
  • State Residential code knowledge, IBC and local codes
  • Structural Engineering for residential and small commercial projects, including national and custom builders
  • Architectural Designs
  • Producing and Revising CD's
  • Adhere to client deadlines
  • Strong client & internal team communication
  • Understanding, reviewing and/or preparing proposals
Drafting, Design & Engineering Operations Manager, 07/2021 - 03/2022
Aerojet Rocketdyne Canoga Park, CA,
  • Effectively managed and motivated team of 25-30 designers and EI's. Implemented project management techniques to achieve efficiency of project lifecycle in design and engineering industry.
  • Coordinated schedule, budget and timeline to streamline operations. Conceptualized the development of new division and subsequent positions.
  • Implemented monthly training programs to increase division productivity and accelerate skill level of each team member.
  • Strengthened sales and service culture through coaching and guidance.
  • Created, documented and launched new policies through standard operating procedures.
  • Initiated communication for new clientele seeking professional services and delivered proposals. Corresponded project intake with appropriate assigned drafter/engineer.
  • Guided team with interpersonal relations and resources.
Senior Design Engineer, 08/2016 - 07/2021
Carter Lumber Inc Noblesville, IN,
  • Independently designed 1000+ architectural and structural plans, specifications and corresponding construction details for residential homes ranging up to 10,000 sq. ft. through AutoCAD.
  • Calculated structural member specifications utilizing engineering software.
  • Evaluated state residential, IBC, and local codes to perform engineering designs.
  • Analyzed project feasibility and costs prior to drafting designs as project intake. Presented proposal, letter of engagement or formal agreement to the client for approval including: client information, project scope, timeline, estimated fees for each design aspect, and project contract initiation.
  • Interacted with clients to ascertain requirements and desires for custom homes. Interacted with clients to provide timely and relevant status updates.
  • Devised and initiated engineering solutions to variety of project and design issues. Researched and engineered materials for clients seeking alternate solutions.
  • Managed and motivated 4-team crew that worked specifically with national builders, custom home builds, site visits for new additions, specialty foundations, training needs and skill development.
  • Technically reviewed completed reports, plans, and calculations for accuracy prior to engineer seal.
  • Collaborated with builders to confirm construction conformed to drawings and designs.
Truss Designer, 09/2014 - 07/2016
Peak Truss Builders City, STATE,
  • Produced cost effective roof and floor truss systems that are soundly engineered, properly built and delivered to the jobsite on time using MiTek computer software to create layout plans and 3D-views.
  • Documented orders for complex structures to be quickly and properly erected.
  • Supported and guided sales in acquisition of new projects, implementing project improvement data and design solutions.
Masters in Construction Management: Construction Management, Expected in 05/2019
Western Carolina University - Cullowhee, NC
Bachelor of Science: Textile Technology, Expected in 12/2016
North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC,
  • Minor in Graphic Communications

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School Attended

  • Western Carolina University
  • North Carolina State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Drafting, Design & Engineering Operations Manager
  • Senior Design Engineer
  • Truss Designer


  • Masters in Construction Management
  • Bachelor of Science

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