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CDM Smith, a multi-national design engineering and construction firm, are seeking a Senior CADD Drafter who will have the opportunity to expand your career as part of a collaborative multidisciplinary team of technical experts working on challenging projects in Water, Environment, Transportation, Energy and Facilities for federal, state, municipal, industrial, and private sector clients.
As a member of this team, you will contribute to CDM Smith’s mission by: 
Working on civil engineering infrastructure projects involving tunneling, underground construction, dams and levees, geothermal well and yard piping systems, geotechnical engineering reports and designs for foundations, support of excavation, geo-environmental engineering projects such as slurry walls, soil solidification and stabilization, and sediment remediation.
 Performing civil site design and site grading design for project types described above and clients in the city and state, federal, industrial and utilities markets.
 Planning, scheduling, conducting, or coordinating detailed phases of work for parts of major civil engineering projects with other engineering disciplines including geotechnical, structural, mechanical and process.
 Preparing plan drawings for projects using CADD. Drawings could include report figures, design engineering drawings, plan and profile drawings for pipelines and tunnels, dam and levee improvements, as-built drawings and other related documents. 
Coordinating various technical aspects of work with project engineering teams (Project Managers, Project Technical Leaders, and Civil and geotechnical discipline task managers). 
Serving as a mentor and technical resource to junior engineers.
 Coordinating work with other engineers and groups within CDM Smith. 
Supporting proposal preparation in scoping and estimating work. 
Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent with vocational technical training in basic CADD drafting technology and/or 3D drafting.
  • 8 years of related experience.
  • Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.
  • Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Civil, Environmental, or Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.
  • Intermediate or better skill level with Bentley MicroStation.
  • Intermediate to advanced skill level using Autocad Civil 3D with the ability to edit and create surfaces, alignments, profiles, and point groups with Autocad Civil 3D.

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Skills and Abilities

Excellent communication skills with strict attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to be a team player and contributor to the overall team. Possesses an advanced working knowledge of core CADD applications (such as AutoCAD, Revitt and/or MicroStation). Ability to apply advanced CADD drafting and/or fundamental design techniques in accordance with the firm’s and industry standards and codes. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office for design related tasks and discipline specific design/analysis software primarily within the CADD environment.

EEO Statement

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

U.S. Vaccine Status

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) are committed to your health and safety. CDM Smith and its employees adhere to all applicable government and client COVID-19 requirements.

Agency Disclaimer

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

Additional Compensation

All bonuses at CDM Smith are discretionary and may or may not apply to this position.

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No – We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position
Senior CADD Drafter | CDM Smith
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