Architectural Drafter/Designer

NVR, Inc.

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Frederick, MD

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

NVR has been helping families build their happily ever after since 1948. NVR, Inc. is the parent company for Ryan Homes, NV Homes and Heartland Homes.  As a Top 5 US homebuilder, we’re committed to quality and to our customers and we take pride in the over 510,000 new homes we have sold and built across the country. Working in the homebuilding industry is tangible and rewarding, but not every job at NVR requires a hard hat. We don’t just sell and build new homes; we also manage teams, acquire land, manufacture materials, provide mortgages to our customers, and provide corporate support to NVR’s multi-billion-dollar business operations.

We are looking for intelligent, highly motivated, positive, results-oriented Drafters / Designers to join our Architectural Services Department. You will be part of the team responsible for developing the construction documentation and programming used throughout the sales, permitting, and homebuilding processes for Ryan, NV, and Heartland Homes.

You will learn all aspects of the product development process as part of an energetic culture where we thrive on teamwork, collaboration, and innovative ideas. The process will allow you to make a meaningful contribution to the company as you participate in creation of the 3D building information model (BIM) within AutoCAD. This includes structural analysis, floor and roof framing layouts, wall bracing analysis, and truss design. Once product development is complete, you will have the opportunity to assist homebuilding personnel in resolving permitting and inspection issues and respond to questions from the field.    

NVR is a growing company with significant opportunities for career advancement and mobility. This opportunity is aimed at training and developing entry-level talent for future growth within NVR’s Architectural Services Department. If you love working in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of responsibility, this is the position for you.

 We are looking for resources for both our Architectural Team and our Code & Engineering Team.

Primary Responsibilities (Architectural Team)

  • Develop highly detailed and accurate residential construction documents including elevations, foundations, floor plans, building sections, kitchen & bath plans, electrical layouts, stair designs, and floor framing plans
  • Create complete 3D building models using industry-leading software
  • Consult with structural and mechanical engineers
  • Maintain project schedules
  • Develop wall panel layouts and fabrication reports using proprietary software applications

Primary Responsibilities (Code & Engineering Team)

  • Develop highly detailed and accurate wall panel fabrication designs using proprietary software
  • Consult with structural and mechanical engineers
  • Develop roof framing and wall bracing compliance plans
  • Maintain project schedules
  • Develop cost efficient truss designs
  • Assist homebuilding personnel in resolving permitting and inspection issues
  • Communicate with municipal building code officials


  • 1+ years’ experience with AutoCAD
  • Experience with 3D modeling software preferred
  • Bachelors or Associates degree or equivalent drafting / AutoCAD work experience
  • Ability to read and interpret construction documents
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail, planning and organizational abilities
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing demands in a fast-paced, professional team environment
  • Well-developed problem solving and analytical skills
  • Experience in residential homebuilding or production homebuilding preferred 

Life at NVR

At NVR, your desire to excel is matched by our commitment to your success and we’ll give you the tools and industry knowledge you need. Our management team is tenured and talented, nearly 80% of them promoted from within, so you’ll find mentors who can share their knowledge, provide career guidance and encourage your success.

NVR also offers benefits among the best in the industry that reflect the strong commitment we have to all of our employees.

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Home Purchase Discount
  • Mortgage and Settlement Services Discounts
  • Comprehensive Health, Life and Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) (Full-time employees are eligible to contribute immediately)
  • Employee Stock Ownership Program
  • Vacation and Holidays

In addition to the traditional benefits, we offer all our employees stock ownership through a profit sharing trust as part of our retirement savings package. NVR has had the highest Earnings Per Share growth rate in the homebuilding industry for the past 10 years, so as we grow financially, so do you.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Drug Testing and Credit Check are required.
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States, as NVR does not provide visa sponsorships.