Drafting and Design Engineering

Professional drafting and design services that keep
your project on budget.

Our drafting and design engineering consultants are experts in building 2D and 3D models for your industrial infrastructure assets

The evolution of computer-aided drafting (CAD) and design technology has revolutionized the conceptualization of construction projects.

But while our designers use the latest computer software and drafting technology, their greatest asset is between their ears. No CAD program can replace the decades of project experience you get with our team.

And with our truth-based industrial engineering approach, you’ll be able to check on our progress in real-time. Our product designers work within a shared digital engineering environment to give you complete transparency.

This allows you to track the technical drawings or solid modeling whenever you want.

Drafting & Design Engineering

An integral part of our comprehensive integrated engineering services, our drafting and design teams specialize in three related disciplines:

  • Civil Structural
  • Electrical, Instrumentation, Controls (EIC)
  • Piping

Drafting & Design Consulting Services

Civil Structural

The team uses CAD technology programs to assist in the:

  • preparation of issued for construction (IFC) drawings
  • compilation of engineering work packages
  • preparation of material take-offs (MTOs) and civil structural cost estimates

Our civil drafters work closely with our civil engineering team to generate 3D modeling specifications and standard details.

The group also produces and reviews 3D models and 2D drawings based on designs from our multi-discipline engineering teams. Sometimes the designs for the steel and concrete structures or buildings begin with freehand sketching.

Electrical, Instrumentation, Controls (EIC)

  • single-line diagrams (SLDs)
  • area classification drawings
  • electrical layouts
  • JB wiring diagrams
  • motor and variable frequency drive (VFD) schematics
  • cable schedules
  • electrical heat tracing (EHT) calculations and isometrics
  • demand load calculations
  • cable schedules and cable tray fill calculations

The EIC drafting and design team works closely with their EIC engineering counterparts to recommend the best options for your project.

Our EIC design group is experienced with a variety of drawing packages related to largescale processing facilities.


  • equipment location
  • piping routing
  • structural steel
  • foundations
  • cable trays
  • inline instrumentation

Computer-aided drafting and design technology is particularly important for the piping design team. Your project requires complex 3D models for accuracy and completeness in accordance with established industry design criteria.

The team ensures seamless interfaces with mechanical design and other engineering disciplines to incorporate vendor data and important information.

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Get started with our professional engineering design consultants. Learn how we provide high-quality, fit-for-purpose drafting and design services that keep your project on budget.

Quality is Everything

It’s not just about delivering high-quality engineering designs – that’s a given.

At the end of the day, engineering consulting services are really about transparency, collaboration, and relationships. You want a partner you can trust to keep your project on budget and schedule. We want clients to return because you see the qualityof our relationship as much as the quality of the design.

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Highlighted Projects

Vista Projects’ engineering experience spans multiple decades and industries. Our highlighted projects document how we helped facility operators reduce project total installation cost (TIC) and total cost of ownership (TCO). They also explain how we’ve implemented complex new technology for emerging energy start-ups.

Multi-Discipline Engineering Services

Our integrated engineering consultants work as part of a multi-disciplinary offering to develop solutions for your project. The goal is to establish a highly transparent and collaborative approach that produces high-quality, fit-for-purpose engineering designs.

Civil Structural Engineering

Electrical Engineering

I & C Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Piping Engineering

Process Engineering

Engineering Technology with a Purpose

It’s easy to get distracted by fancy new engineering technology. But it’s important to keep the focus on how each tool will benefit the project.

We’re a technology-agnostic engineering company and system integrator. That means we can deliver high-quality process engineering services with your preferred software or tools.

Our approach is simple, the technology must serve a purpose. Whether it’s laser scans and point cloud data or computer-aided design (CAD) applications and process simulation programs.

Have a specific need for an application? Our in-house development team is available to customize a problem-solving tool. For example, this video shows our customized advanced work packaging software solution.

System Integration Consultants

As an AVEVA Partner, Vista Projects specializes in the implementation, configuration, administration, and support of AVEVA’s Asset Information Management suite.

We support both owners/operators and EPCs with capital project implementations. The union of our integrated engineering and technical expertise is a true advantage. Our team has the knowledge and experience to help you maximize the return on your software investments.

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Engineering Markets

Your long-term project success is what matters most, in any market. Benefit from our years of experience delivering integrated engineering services in a variety of industrial markets. 

Our project multidisciplinary engineering consultants are detailed oriented and have experience with some of the most successful processing facilities in North America. 

Career Opportunities

We are always open to meeting new candidates who could be a great fit with our team. If this sounds like you, our drafting & design roles are categorized by experience with discipline-specific jobs offered at each competency level. Apply for future opportunities with CAD drafting and design technology jobs in civil structural, EIC, and piping.

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