• Staff CAD Designer

    Location US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 4 months ago(2/12/2018 1:58 PM)
    Job ID
    Area of Interest
    EN - Information Management and Graphics
    Job Type
    Full Time
    # of Positions
    Education (Minimum)
    High School Diploma
    Experience (Years)
  • Job Responsibilities

    Ranked #16 in Engineering News Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms, Golder Associates is a respected, employee-owned, global company providing consulting, design, and construction services in our specialist areas of earth, environment, and the related areas of energy. From 160 offices worldwide, our more than 6500 employees work with clients to manage their environmental and engineering activities in a technically sound, economically viable, and socially responsible manner.


    Golder Associates is seeking an intermediate level Civil CADD Drafter / Designer to join its team based in Atlanta.  In this role you will work with a team of talented engineers and scientists on various projects for the manufacturing, mining, power, waste, and water sectors.  This position is a critical link between Golder staff and the success of our projects.  The successful candidate will be involved in a broad range of responsibilities including but not limited to the following:

    • Work closely with the Atlanta consulting staff to fit the needs of our internal and external clients in providing engineering design and drafting services;
    • Prepare key plans, site plans, and site design drawings including cross-sections, profiles, engineering details, geologic sections, construction drawings, as-built drawings, tender documents, figures, sketches, and charts for presentation in reports and proposals;
    • Reduce topographic data and survey field notes;
    • Prepare drill hole logs and stratigraphic sections to be included in drawings and report figures;
    • Perform various calculations and provide technical assistance to the project design teams; and
    • Be responsible for product quality control with adherence to company standards and procedures.

    Job Requirements

    The successful candidate will possess:


    • A Degree in Civil Engineering design or equivalent discipline with at least 3 years’ work experience using AutoCAD, Land Development and Civil Design or Civil 3D; or
    • A technical diploma focusing on CAD or Civil 3D, with 5 years relevant experience in grading and civil design; or
    • A High school diploma and minimum 10 years of relevant AutoCAD experience with an understanding of grading and civil design.  Ability to work with AutoCAD and Civil 3D under the direction of technical staff in a detail oriented manner;
    • A keen understanding of drawing layout, clarity, and aesthetics.


    The following qualifications are a plus:

    • Ability to prioritize and respond to the needs of several people;
    • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure;
    • Strong sense and commitment to CAD standards and procedures;
    • Ability to work with the following software would be considered an asset: GIS, AutoCAD Map, Raster Design, MicroStation, AutoLisp, AutoCAD Visual Basic for Applications, MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Access), CorelDraw, Corel PhotoPaint, and Adobe Acrobat;
    • Good problem solver with ability to identify alternative solutions;
    • Strong oral and written communication skills; and
    • This role may require occasional travel.  Candidates able to travel either nationally or internationally is a plus.


    **No phone calls please.** While we appreciate the interest of all candidates, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Additional Information

    Our Staff Benefit from:


    An option to purchase shares in Golder Associates

    Career and personal development opportunities and support of personal growth

    Employee mentoring program

    Competitive benefits and remuneration packages



    Golder Associates Statement

    Golder Associates Inc. is a drug free employer and undertakes drug and alcohol testing as allowed by law and pursuant to its Drug Free Workplace Policy.    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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