Civil Draughtsman

Civil Draughtsperson

Minimum Diploma in Civil

Will be updated

The tasks a Draughtsman, Civil is expected to perform include:

Preparing drawings of buildings, stores, highways, dams, culverts, etc. from sketches, notes or data for purposes of construction or alterations

Taking instructions from civil engineer studies sketches and calculating dimensions from notes or data

Creating detailed drawings of specific portions as required

Proficiency in indicating types of materials to be used, artistic and structural features, etc. in drawing as necessary

Knowledge of preparing drawings of buildings, stores, highways, dams, culverts, etc. from sketches, notes or data for purposes of construction or alterations

Well-versed with preparing models of construction work

Knowledge of drawing to given scale different elevations, plans, sectional views etc. of desired construction using drawing instruments


Ability to trace drawing and make blueprints

Knowledge of preparing or checking estimates and schedules for material and labour

Knowledge of preparing tender schedules and draft agreements

Knowledge of duties performed by architectural draughtsman

Effective communication skills

Problem-solving ability

Dexterity of hands

Ability to work independently

Good mathematical skills

Team player

Good listening skills

Analytical thinking

It is a desk job

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs
This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include working for long hours, etc.

Occupational hazards include backache, fatigue, etc.

For freshers - INR 35,000 to INR 37,500 per month

For candidates with 2-5 years of experience or more - INR 50,000 to INR 55,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current and Future Growth of Construction Sector in India

In 2012-13, the market value of the construction industry was estimated at 7,674 billion. The sector grew at a CAGR of 9.42% between 2003-04 and 2012-13. The sector has multiple linkages with other sectors and has a strong multiplier effect on the economy. Indirectly, the sector generates 5 times higher value for the other sectors.

It is highly unorganized and employs most labourers, second only to the agriculture sector.

Construction sector is the 2nd largest employer in the country. The sector is also the largest contributor to central exchequer. The market value of construction sector in India is projected to expand up to 11,954 billion by 2017. In the recent years increasing infrastructure spending by the government has made this sector highly attractive among foreign investors. Sector witnessed cumulative foreign direct investments to the tune of 40,399 million from 2000 till 2013 of which 91% was in real estate development.

Labour in construction sector is highly migratory and largely unskilled. The sector creates more than 45 million jobs either directly or indirectly among various classes of individuals in the country which is primarily driven by increase in demand for residential real estate and rising infrastructure expenditure.

The sector currently employs over 45 million employees and is slated to employ more than 76 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of around 31 million jobs in the 9 year period. As the industry grows, so will the job opportunities for Draughtsman, Civil.

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