CAD Designer - Water / Wastewater

Atkins North America, Inc.   •  

Orlando, FL

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


8 - 10 years

Posted 30 days ago


  • Under supervision, provides competency in computer-assisted drafting to support the technical services of the company.
  • Applies fundamentals of engineering design and production of drawings in support of water/wastewater engineering projects.


  • Uses CAD system to enter the required data, such as precise measurements and commands, in order to generate designs, construction drawings, renderings, report graphics, interior drawings or other digital images. 
  • Develops, organizes and prepares a variety of highly complex layouts, drawings and designs from written or verbal specifications, or from rough or detailed sketches and/or drawings made by technical professionals, converting paper documents into computerized files. 
  • Develops and maintains standards and symbols to meet specialized needs of a particular project or to facilitate or improve CAD utilization. Develops, writes and distributes procedures to other CAD users inside and outside own department. 
  • Produces various design options on the screen or on hard copy. May include technical professionals' verbal instructions or ideas to assist in resolving a design concept not yet completely defined. 
  • Uses CAD to design, redesign, modify or otherwise edit existing design. 
  • Performs mathematical calculations necessary to complete simple and complex design tasks. 
  • Checks final design on screen to verify completeness, clarity, and accuracy of drawing. 
  • Assist in troubleshooting various CAD production technologies, including hardware and software. Provides intermediate/advanced training to technical personnel, as well as those interested in acquiring skills and knowledge of various CAD production technologies. 
  • Selects and recommends procedures in design and prepares preliminary designs for approval by senior technical professional. 
  • Designs and lays out conceptual designs for proposals to be reviewed by senior technical professional for conformance with specifications and client requirements. 
  • Designs and lays out final system systems designs with specifications and client requirements. 
  • Prepares graphic presentations to support feasibility studies and proposals. 
  • May supply technical data for specifications and provide quantities and cost estimates. 
  • Maintains working knowledge of governmental regulations, codes and ordinances and their application. 
  • Performs other such 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.


  • Ability to work independently within a team environment.
  • Candidate is required to have mechanical and detail piping experience in relation to WWTP.
  • Strong math skill and computer user skills required.
  • Expertise in Civil 3D and Microstation is a plus.
  • Must be flexible to changes in work assignments on short notice and/or on a daily basis as changes occur in project needs.


  • Experience in water/wastewater facility design is desirable.