Senior Civil Works Designer

at CDM Smith in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

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Job Description:

CDM Smith is an engineering and construction firm delivering legendary service, smart solutions for the environment and infrastructure, and an unmatched experience for our clients and employees. Our firm works with clients around the world to implement solutions to meet current and future needs. The successful candidate will have significant experience executing, leading, and managing the design of site civil projects.

Can be based anywhere nationally with remote work option, ideally in Kansas City, Ft Worth or Dallas.

As a member of our Water Services Group, you would contribute to CDM Smith’s mission by:

-Completing large site civil design consisting of site grading and drainage plans, water distribution systems, sanitary collections systems, and stormwater infrastructure.

-Leading teams to prepare intelligent models, detail and/or general arrangement drawings of moderate to high complexity through proper translation of level of design (LOD), drawings and sketches of unusual, complex, or original designs requiring the application of predominantly practical engineering knowledge.

-Acting as Intelligent Modeling Coordinator for basic to highly complex projects during the project lifecycle to ensure coordination between the design team.

-Performs crosscheck of drawings to ensure consistency of drawings, cross sections, section placement layering guidelines, and adherence to firm’s QA/QC standards. -Provides general conceptual input to projects during the planning stages and supports or leads field assignments as required.

-Performing other duties as required.

-Performs related fundamental engineering support tasks such as plotting drawings, preparing transmittals, preparing overnight packages, file management and/or filing prints, distributing drawings, and assisting in making design calculations (i.e. volume calcs, construction methods, bill of materials, etc.), and coordinating specifications with drawings.

-Establishing design criteria for assigned phases of a project requiring the application of basic engineering principles, material properties, and a familiarity with construction, installation, and maintenance procedures.

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Senior Civil Works Designer



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Minimum Qualifications:

-High School diploma or equivalent with vocational technical training in basic CADD drafting technology and intelligent modeling.

-15 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:

-Proficient in MicroStation OpenRoads software

-Experienced in AutoCAD Civil 3D.

-Possesses software experience in the use of Microsoft Office for design related tasks.

-Experienced site design in the municipal, commercial, or residential sectors.

-Experience working on USACE or EPA projects.

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.

Why CDM Smith?:

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Join Us! CDM Smith – where amazing career journeys unfold.

Imagine a place committed to offering an unmatched employee experience. Where you work on projects that are meaningful to you. Where you play an active part in shaping your career journey. Where your co-workers are invested in you and your success. Where you are encouraged and supported to do your very best and given the tools and resources to do so. Where it’s a priority that the company takes good care of you and your family.

Our employees are the heart of our company. As an employer of choice, our goal is to provide a challenging, progressive and inclusive work environment which fosters personal leadership, career growth and development for every employee. We value passionate individuals who challenge the norm, deliver world-class solutions and bring diverse perspectives. Join our team, and together we will make a difference and change the world.

Job Site Location:

United States – Nationwide

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.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No – We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Skills and Abilities:

-Excellent communication skills with strict attention to detail. -Demonstrates ability to be a flexible team player and have the ability to adapt to changing requirements.

-Possesses software experience in the use of Microsoft Office for design related tasks.

-Advanced working knowledge of the intelligent modeling/CADD drafting commands.

-Solid working knowledge of intelligent modeling technologies.

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.

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Job Posting: JC216934382

Posted On: Jun 24, 2022

Updated On: Aug 11, 2022