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Civil CAD Designer

  • Job reference: NA-001256
  • Sector: Aviation, Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Atlanta
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Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Atlanta, GA office as a Civil CAD Designer. The Atkins Atlanta Aviation group is seeking an experienced Civil AutoCAD designer to help with our airport design, plan and production workload. In addition to managing plan production for Aviation projects. Ideal candidate will have Civil 3D experience, but willing to train.


Performs varied and highly complex Civil 3D and AutoCAD drafting, drawing production and independent Civil 3D 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.

Typical duties may involve, depending on service, conceptual and final design of utilities, grading, pavement and drainage, electrical diagrams or mechanical details for structures or bridges, roadway alignment, architectural details, sanitary sewer pump station or water & sewer systems/treatment plant design, etc.

Reads and interprets survey data, legal description, government standards and codes, and applies to design.

Performs calculations, utilizing knowledge of algebra, geometry and trigonometry as required.

Develops and lays out conceptual designs for proposals to be reviewed by senior technical professional or project manager for conformance with specifications and client requirements.

Develops and lays out final plan designs on assigned project or portions of projects.

Performs designs utilizing CAD.

Develops sections of projects or details for construction projects.

May prepare plans, specifications, cost estimates and permit applications.

Maintains good knowledge of governmental regulations, codes and ordinances and applies them to plans, as needed.

May prepare CAD working drawings for interiors.

Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.


College degree in related technical field.

CAD training required.

Civil 3D experience is a plus, but not required. Aviation design experience is a plus, but not required.

Civil site design is 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.

Good interpersonal skills and capable of developing technical writing, and communications skills.

AutoCAD skills are desired for this position.

Other CAD platforms may provide useful background, however, the majority of the work to be completed will be in AutoCAD.

Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite preferred.

Work with Google Earth, GIS, and other software pertaining to maps and design are considered beneficial.

Ability and/or willingness to do short-term travel assignments a plus.

Candidates should have an interest in aviation and be willing to learn aviation codes and standards.

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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