Our Team

VAST Resource Solutions Inc. (VAST) is a diverse environmental, engineering and forestry consulting company. We are a trusted advisor and regional expert, delivering professional and practical solutions for complex and challenging projects across multiple industries. VAST is a locally owned business based in Cranbrook, British Columbia (BC) and gives back to the communities we serve throughout the beautiful Kootenay regions of BC.

VAST embraces a culture that provides a welcoming and empowering environment for our employees to advance their careers, embrace new challenges, and grow their expertise while working within a collaborative, energetic, and passionate team. Employees are truly valued and respected, allowing for flexibility, creativity and an innovative approach to work/life balance.

The Opportunity

To support VAST’s strategic goals and growth, we are on the lookout for talented individuals that will embrace our close-knit culture and positive, team-oriented working environment.

We are looking for a Drafting/CAD Technician to support our expanding engineering and geomatics teams. The position will provide immense learning opportunities to the candidate, supporting our drafting professionals with a wide range of engineering and forestry projects. The candidate will support our clients throughout the Kootenay region, contribute to the department’s growth and gain experience in a wide range of sectors and scales of projects. This is a permanent, full‐time position, based in Cranbrook, BC.

Your Responsibilities

  • Provide drafting support to our engineering and forestry teams;

  • Develop drawings from conceptual sketches, preliminary designs, engineering calculations, and other data;

  • Use survey data to produce digital and hard copy civil, resource road and site drawings utilizing computer-aided design (CAD) software;

  • Examine drawings for errors and/or omissions, making alterations as required;

  • Project coordination and communication with clients and internal team members;
  • Continued learning and skill development to ensure familiarity with current drafting techniques and to sustain technical skills.


Our Ideal Candidate

  • Will have a diploma or degree in a drafting-related field (ex: Drafting Technology, Civil Engineering Technologist, Geomatics Engineering Technician, etc.) from a recognized academic institution;

  • Will be registered as an AScT, CTech or possess another technical accreditation;
  • Brings two (2) or more years of practical experience with drafting;

  • Will have a strong background in Civil 3D and/or AutoCAD;

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility; adaptive management and teamwork is a definite asset;
  • Demonstrates an ability to proficiently complete identified job responsibilities;
  • Will have strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills;
  • Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills; and,
  • Will possess a current Driver’s License.

Our Offering

VAST prides itself on being valued and trusted by our employees, clients, colleagues, and the communities in which we live, work and play. We are focused on capitalizing on our team’s diverse skills and expertise to become the trusted name in resource consulting, with a proven track record of providing exceptional client service, offering practical solutions, and delivering projects on time, in scope and on budget.

VAST provides our employees with:

  • Challenging and rewarding work responsibilities in a collaborative team environment.
  • A friendly atmosphere, including teambuilding and social events to build camaraderie.
  • Professional development, mentoring and career advancement opportunities.
  • Competitive wages: the expected annual wage range for this position is $65,000 to $90,000, depending on education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • A comprehensive employee benefits package including a retirement savings program.

  • An annual bonus/profit-share program.
  • Support of a healthy balance between career and personal commitments.
  • Flexible schedules to align with work demands and personal priorities.
  • A ‘dog-friendly’ workspace, welcoming friendly critters to the office and in the field.
  • Unparalleled access to the great outdoors for work and play.

If you share our values, would like to experience life in the beautiful East Kootenay region of BC, and have the skills and abilities we are seeking, please email your resume and a cover letter clearly stating why VAST is the place for you to: careers@vastresource.com

All responses are confidential and only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. VAST Resource Solutions is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all persons throughout our recruitment, selection and employment processes.

Thank you for your interest in VAST Resource Solutions!