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Water Resources CAD Designer

  • Job reference: NA-001841
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Phoenix
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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 11th largest global design firm by ENR in 2016 with nearly 18,000 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.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Phoenix, AZ office as a Water Resources CAD Designer.


Provides design and production of construction plans and drawings in support of engineering project(s); selects and recommends design procedures.


Typical duties, depending on service, may involve geometry design, grading & pavement design, drainage design, utility design, drafting electrical diagrams or mechanical details for structures or bridges, roadway alignment, architectural details, sanitary sewer pump station or water & sewer systems or treatment plan 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 a senior technical professional 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 and may draft sections of projects or details for construction projects.

Supplies technical data for specifications; provides quantities and cost estimates.

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

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


Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent technical discipline, or Associate's degree plus a minimum of eight years' progressive drafting and design experience, including at least two as a Designer, or HS diploma (or equivalent) plus a minimum of ten years progressive drafting and design experience.


Proficiency in CAD is required; good interpersonal skills.

Microstation and GIS is preferred.

Design experience with water and drainage infrastructure is preferred.


Job requires ability to process paper/electronic documents and operate computer equipment. Ability to communicate effectively and work under the pressure of multiple deadlines. Ability to interpret data, conceptualize ideas, and prepare designs.

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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