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CAD Designer - Civil Land Development

  • Job reference: NA-002982
  • Sector: Programme Management, Roads & Bridges, Support Services, Urban Development
  • Location: Henderson
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Henderson, NV Civil Engineering Group as an CAD Designer – Civil Land Development.


Under general supervision, provides a high degree of sophistication and expertise in the performance of varied and highly complex computer-assisted drafting and design work to support the technical services of the company. Performs independent design work on CAD.

  • Performs varied and highly complex computer-aided drafting and independent design work. 
  • Incumbents at this level regularly exercise judgment and exhibit a high degree of sophistication and expertise both in design work and equipment knowledge and utilization. 
  • Work involves analytical ability for handling technical details, such a using mathematical formulas, interpreting semi-complex ordinances and specifications, and analyzing design requirements.
  • Assist with design and development of plans and drawings, primarily for commercial, industrial and residential land development projects (e.g. geometric, utility and grading plans, roadways, stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, etc.), earthwork calculations, quantity takeoffs, exhibits, etc.
  • Assist with development of preliminary layout and/or final drawings of parking lots, roadways, sanitary sewer lines, storm drains and waterlines, storm water retention/detention facilities, and mass grading.
  • Research feasibility of alternative design approaches, site conditions, and regulatory agency specifications.
  • Contribute to the development of specifications and permit applications, and writing miscellaneous reports.
  • Assist with preparing preliminary cost and material quantity estimates, including earthwork takeoffs.
  • Participate in quality control checks, maintaining quality standards in all work produced, checking computations, and/or reviewing designs and drawings performed by others.
  • Coordinate with other disciplines as required.
  • Coordinate with review agencies as required.
  • Perform field observations of construction where appropriate.
  • Perform such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

  • College degree in related technical field.
  • CAD Training required.
  • Generally requires minimum eight years of related experience in a combination of technician and/or CAD technician or designer positions.
  • May also require experience in the particular discipline supported.
  • Strong knowledge of sat and local codes and ordinances, design inputs codes and standards.

  • Excellent technical judgment and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and to give work direction to others. 
  • Strong math skill, manual dexterity and computer user skills required. 
  • Expertise in CAD production technologies required. 
  • Other skills include AutoCAD and Civil 3D. 
  • ProjectWise, Bluebeam and MS Project a plus  

  • None.

  • Experience in the Las Vegas Metropolitan area a plus.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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