Xavier Knight is one of Sydney’s fastest growing engineering consultancy firms in Sydney. Due to continued growth, success and project wins, we are now looking for a highly experienced Drafting Manager to join our Structural team. This role provides an exciting opportunity to collaborate on a number of landmark projects in both the public and private sectors.

Our values are at the heart of what makes us different.

  • People-Centric – We have a fun and flexible team culture
  • Excellence – We are at the forefront of engineering excellence, committed to achieving the best outcomes
  • Curiosity – We celebrate innovation and encourage ourselves to think like there is no box
  • Stewardship – We take on our clients’ projects as if they were our own, delivering practical and well-balanced solutions
  • Integrity – We have the best interests of our people, clients and communities at heart.


  • Deliver high-profile projects across Sydney from concept to completion, applying and developing your technical skills to creatively tackle complex drafting and modelling problems.
  • Representing XK, you will manage and develop valuable relationships with project partners, including architects, consultants, project managers and builders.
  • Manage the creation of Revit families, parameters, and templates
  • Implement new BIM technologies and opportunities and implement these within the organisation
  • You will have opportunities to contribute to other big-picture business opportunities according to your interests and skills.


  • Ambitious with great energy and passion for leadership and structural drafting
  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Engineering Drafting/Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting
  • Minimum 10 years of technical experience within an engineering consultancy
  • 8 years of experience delivering structural documentation for multiple projects using Revit
  • Advanced understanding of the 3D modelling process in Revit
  • Driven to develop yourself as a leader at XK
  • Love to engage with others to build positive and long-lasting relationships
  • Committed to continually add value by raising the performance of your work and the work of others around you


As an experienced Drafting Manager, you will have demonstrated experience in the following,

People Leadership
  • Lead the professional development and engagement of the drafting team – eg. regular CPDs and regular social events
  • Manage and mentor junior-intermediate drafting team
  • Actively involved in the hiring and interviewing processes for new employees
  • Provide feedback to the drafters, setting goals and implementing career progression plans
  • Participate in continual professional development opportunities for yourself – eg. leadership courses, technical courses, etc
  • Seek innovative solutions to help further develop the capacity and skills within XK and the Drafting team
Project Delivery:
  • Manage the creation of Revit families, parameters, and templates
  • Manage the detailed structural design on select building structure projects
  • Review models and documentation produced by the team for consistency and quality
  • In conjunction with Group Leaders, manage drafting resources and allocation to projects
  • Provide your project teams with quality assurance reviews, technical guidance and support to achieve project success
  • Sound understanding of the Design Builders Practitioners regulations and requirements specific to drafting standards
Business Development
  • Lead the development, planning and delivery of a Drafting strategy that will enhance the quality of our documentation, the engagement levels of our drafting team and the satisfaction levels of our clients
  • Refine existing and establish new standards and processes to systemise and enhance the efficiency and quality of deliverables
  • Manage and develop key client relationships through the delivery of high-quality work and great client and project partner experiences
  • Maintain a leadership presence in the industry, supporting business development and discipline growth


We put people first – and this approach extends to the committed employees who make our organisation the progressive, proactive firm that it is. Your Career at XK will see you work on complex and high-profile projects in a diverse and inclusive workplace environment.

We will invest heavily in your professional development to ensure that we amplify your personal growth and the outcomes of your projects.

Like many of our projects, one solution doesn’t fit all. We believe that the same applies to personal and professional lives. This is why we offer many benefits to support your personal and professional goals:

  • Opportunities for growth and career progression
  • Professional and technical training
  • Work with experienced industry leaders
  • Flexible start and finish times, working from home
  • 2 min walk from Town Hall Station
  • Wellbeing benefits eg. Vaccinations, sporting activities, etc
  • Blood Donor Paid Leave
  • Fun and flexible team culture

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the below form or email your resume to info@xavierknight.com.au

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