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We are seeking a highly motivated CADD Designer in Chicago, Illinois to join ABNA!

The ideal candidate will have drafting CADD technology background with related exposure working with civil/highway and Structural/Architectural projects.  A degree and/or experience are preferred.  This person is a fast learner, well organized and has the ability to meet deadlines, work independently, as well as part of a team. The CADD Designer position will primarily involve development of structural plans for a wide variety of structures with a focus on bridges, and responsibilities include:

  • Plan, conduct, and coordinate design work on small and large projects.
  • Originate non-standard details.
  • Supply CADD drafting support in the preparation of roadway, drainage or structural plans and details.
  • Routinely recommend details to reduce design and construction costs.
  • Work with professional staff to develop innovative construction details or design practices.
  • Revise shop drawings for compliance with engineering drawings.
  • Perform QC review and check CADD geometry and complex details.
  • Prepare construction drawings.
  • May assist professional staff in preparation of; design concepts, computations, cost estimates, or quantity take-offs.
  • Perform checklist assignments.
  • May perform other related tasks in support of structural project engineer, such as compiling and computing engineering data, estimating, etc.
  • Some associated fieldwork may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires Diploma with vocational-technical or post high school training in drafting CADD technology and 4 to 5 years related experience (or equivalent working knowledge/experience), or a 2-year degree in drafting/design technology plus 2 years related experience.
  • Engineers with relevant experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Proficiency in utilizing MicroStation/AutoCAD software required.
  • Exposure with civil/highway/Structural/Architectural projects required, with a minimum of 1 year in production of CADD developed plans.
  • Familiarity with IDOT, Tollway (ISTHA), Chicago DOT & Water Mgmt., and bridge design, development, and drafting standards desired.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Access desired.
  • Strong problem-solving and analysis skills
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Ability to independently prioritize and complete tasks in a structured manner
  • Strong ability to interface and cultivate good working relationships across departments

Job Type: Full-time. Monday-Friday. Some associated fieldwork may be required.

Required experience: Minimum 4-5 years as Engineering Technician or related CADD technology with a structural emphasis (building and/or bridge) a plus

Required education: Associate's Degree or Technical School equivalent with course work in structural Drafting/Designing and Engineering

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Salary: Competitive & Commensurate with experience

Submission Requirements:

  • Interested candidates should forward a resume for immediate and confidential consideration.
  • Applicants only.  Recruiters – please do not contact this employer.
  • Please do not contact employer about other services, products, or commercial interests.
  • No phone calls about this job.
  • Qualified candidates will be contacted for interview.

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Opportunity to participate in 401k, medical, and other benefits after standard eligibility requirements are met.