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CDM Smith CADD Designer-Transportation in Indianapolis, Indiana


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Job Description:

-With limited direction from the Engineer will design in both 2D and 3D.

-Create transportation (roadway and structural) design plans and details.

-Create horizontal roadway alignments.

-Create vertical roadway profiles.

-Create roadway cross sections and typical sections.

-Edit transportation design plans.

-Perform quantity takeoffs.

-Develop project exhibits.

-Perform routine checking and/or verification tasks. including review of junior staff documents to ensure adherence to company standards and procedures.

-Navigate multiple ProjectWise data sources and ability to work on several projects simultaneously.

-Support related CADD/technical tasks such as plotting drawings, preparing transmittals, preparing overnight packages, updating computer lists, updating software version and/or client workspace, filing prints, distributing drawings, making simple calculations, proofreading reports, etc.

-Keep up to date on changes and advancements in design technology and related software platforms.

-Train and mentor Junior Designers and Engineers in design technology and related software platforms.

-Support field assignments as required.

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CADD Designer-Transportation



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Minimum Qualifications:

-High School diploma or equivalent with vocational technical training in basic CADD drafting technology and/or 3D drafting.

-6+ 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience in the geometric layout and design of major/minor roadways.

-Advanced knowledge of Bentley Microstation.

-1+ year(s) of continuous 3D technologies experience in a Bentley MicroStation production environment.

-Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

-Previous CADD experience on INDOT projects.

-Expert-level skills/knowledge of Microstation and its 3D design/modeling packages (GEOPAK SS4 or OpenRoads).

-Proficiency with modeling/rendering software such as ConceptStation, 3D Max, InfraWorks, Lumion, and/or Navisworks.

-Proficiency with AutoDesk Civil 3D.

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, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Site Location:

Indiana - Indianapolis

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

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions.

Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview.

CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate.

In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.