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AECOM CAD Specialist I in Charlotte, North Carolina

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a CAD Specialist I to be based in Columbia, SC, Greenville, SC, Charlotte, NC, or Charleston, SC.

This position is expected to begin in the Second Quarter.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs both routine and non-routine, drafting assignments, scale and edit assignments

  • involving the use of computer-aided design and drafting equipment and other graphics software (e.g. CADD software) to achieve set results and deadlines

  • CAD drafting and design for infrastructure projects (ports, civil, rail)

  • Drafting and design for various projects involving civil, buildings, earthworks, utilities,

  • stormwater, rail and/or roadways

  • Digitize or trace sketches or concepts from Designers using CADD software (AutoCAD)  

  • Assists with creating and modifying 3D models, renderings and/or animations for promotion and

  • proposals

  • Perform complex assignments involving the use of multiple application platforms and complex

  • systems including Revit software to achieve set results and deadlines

  • Ownership of moderately difficult design tasks with minimal supervision

  • Coordination with other technicians and related disciplines to produce design deliverables

  • Leading development of drawing packages for a coherent functional set of plans

  • Preparing design submissions and other technical documents

  • Ensure that design drawings are compliant with the suggested data

  • Assistance to Senior Engineers and Designers as and when needed

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in Civil Engineering, Engineering Design and Drafting

  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient with AutoCAD Civil 3D ( Revit optional )

  • Experience taking engineering specifications and input into engineering drawings

  • Experience with infrastructure projects

  • Experience with utility profiles and cross-sections

  • Experience with assembling, managing, and manipulating large site surface models

  • Decisions made with a general understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines

  • Follows established procedures and requires instructions only on new assignments

  • Experience working with Civil Site projects on master planning, conceptual design drawings, construction drawings, and engineering detail drawings

  • Ability to work in a constantly changing and demanding environment

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a flexible attitude are a must

  • Capable of working independently and working and enthusiastic team player and

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and multi-task  

  • Ability to meet quality, schedule and budget expectations

  • Desire to be mentored by leadership and provide mentorship to junior staff

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Awareness of ones own abilities

  • Detail-oriented and technical, yet experienced enough to see the big picture

  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter with solid writing and verbal communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy of work with a innate desire for follow-through

  • Ability to work independently and with large groups of technical minded people with minimal oversight

  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible and able to adapt to rapidly changing project requirements and deadlines

  • Ability to apply passion and enthusiasm for design in a collaborative and progressive team- oriented work environment

  • Knowledge seeker that is curious about their profession and innovations to serve in better ways

  • Appreciative and service oriented with a willingness to serve in a sense of urgency

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 266684BR

Additional Locations US - Charlotte, NC - 6000 Fairview Road, US - Greenville, SC - 10 Patewood Dr, US - North Charleston, SC - 4016 Salt Pointe Parkway

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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