Technical designer (construction) - Salary and Career
Technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture

Technical designer (construction) - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They prepare architectural and civil engineering drawings using specific software for technical drawing, as well as they can execute plans, drawings and details of hydrosanitary and electrical installations and cartographic drawings, collect and process data and plan the work for the elaboration of the project, for example, interpret existing projects, calculate and define design costs, analyze sketches and apply occupational health standards and technical standards related to civil construction, being able to update the design according to legislation.

How much does an Technical designer (construction) earn

A Technical designer (construction) earns between $1.324 and $11.638 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.664 and a median salary of $2.185 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 786 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Technical designer (construction)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.664 43.970 916 17
1º Quartile 1.324 15.889 331 6
Median Salary 2.185 26.225 546 10
3º Quartile 8.876 106.509 2.219 42
Higher Salary 11.638 139.658 2.910 55

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the physical, chemical, engineering sciences
      • technical designers and modelers
        • technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture

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Main workplaces

Technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture these workers work in economic activities such as civil construction, collection, purification and distribution of water, public administration, public utility services such as production and distribution of electricity, gas and water. They are found as employees with a formal contract or as self-employed, always individually, with permanent supervision. They work during the day, indoors, with the exception of the technical cartography designer, who also works in the open.

What does it take to work in the field of Technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture

This job/occupation requires complete elementary education, a basic qualification course of 200 to 400 class hours and professional experience of one to two years. Mastery of applications such as cad - computer aided design is required.

Functions and activities of Technical designer (construction)

Technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture must:

  • close the drawing service order;
  • planning the work related to the drawing;
  • plan work related to drawing;
  • close the drawing work order;
  • organize technical files;
  • collect data for drawing preparation;
  • process data for drawing;
  • collect data for drawing preparation;
  • planning work related to design;
  • planning work related to drawing;
  • elaborate architectural and civil engineering drawings;
  • review drawings;
  • planning work related to the drawing;
  • close the design work order;
  • close drawing work order;
  • demonstrate personal skills;

  • Activities

    • modify drawings;
    • index documents relevant to the area;
    • check dimensions, dimensions and descriptive information;
    • release drawing to electronic file or map library;
    • search for additional information;
    • gather documents;
    • update the drawing according to the legislation;
    • determine the type of file to be used;
    • list drawing material;
    • develop spatial vision;
    • select drawing tools and media;
    • fill in the final report;
    • interpret existing designs;
    • make a technical visit to review data;
    • consult information in files;
    • keep drawing tools;
    • send drawing and/or copies to customer;
    • calculate estimated design costs;
    • interpret calculation memory;
    • select drawing media and tools;
    • store files;
    • propose alternatives for drawing up;
    • return documents used for archiving;
    • analyze sketch obtained through field information;
    • compatize drawings under supervision;
    • search the internet;
    • demonstrate manual skill/precision;
    • applying occupational health standards (nr-9 and nr-15) ;
    • organize supplier catalogs;
    • field survey;
    • drawing planks;
    • legend plans;
    • compress digital files;
    • use specific software for design;
    • set drawing cost;
    • organize collected data;
    • organize supplier catalogs;
    • prepare the workplace;
    • define formats and scales;
    • transfer total station data from field to office;
    • detail drawings;
    • work as a team.;
    • update the drawing according to legislation;
    • adopt hygiene standards at work;
    • determining design methodology;
    • apply technical standards;
    • supplement drawings;
    • report procedure changes;
    • stipulating deadlines for the execution of the drawing;
    • follow new technologies;
    • demonstrate mathematical reasoning.;
    • demonstrate foreign language basics;
    • store files;
    • mastering basic computing;
    • apply principles of total quality;
    • calculate data from field book;

    Sectors that hire Technical designer (construction) the most in the job market

    • engineering services
    • building construction
    • architectural and engineering related technical drawing services
    • other civil engineering works
    • manufacture of precast reinforced concrete structures, in series and on order
    • manufacture of metal structures
    • scaffolding rental
    • manufacture of other metal products
    • electrical installation and maintenance
    • architectural services

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