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WGA Project Designer (AutoCAD Designer)

What you need for this position

WGA Project Designers are responsible for providing civil engineering design support to project management staff for commercial, retail and office site development projects, single- and multi-family residential land development projects, and municipal projects. Skill set to include performing engineering design, preparing plans, reports and specifications, coordinate with team.

The successful candidate must have Land Development experience in preparation of plans for site developments. Must have an understanding of the permitting process for the City of Houston and Harris County, and experience in obtaining signatures through the City and County departments. A minimum of three years of experience with AutoCAD. Knowledge and use of MicroStation is a plus. Must be able to take survey data and produce base maps for background to plan and profile sheets using proper coordinates and drawing orientation. Must be able to show CADD proficiency at the interview.

Responsibilities:

  • Work from architectural site plans or land planning documents to produce construction documents in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013
  • Be proficient in preparing plan and profile drawings using Civil 3D
  • Understand and use established company standards for drafting including layer names, line and character styles, drawings and window names, and file names for sheet layout
  • Analyze sketches, notes and other input material to determine and plan the best approach to develop and complete drawings with minimal supervision
  • Inform Project Manager(s) and Client Managers of progress on assigned projects and communicate design concerns with project managers
  • Flexible in work and team assignments

Education/Experience:

  • Associates Degree or Diploma in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Three or more years of experience using AutoCAD 3D for civil design site work
  • Extremely proficient in AutoCAD Civil 3D; candidates with Civil 3D experience are preferred

Skills and Special Requirements:

  • Effective communications skills (both oral and written) with all level of employees within an organization
  • Effective interpersonal skills with all level of employees within an organization as well as clients and public agency officials
  • Self-starter
  • Looking for team members who want to work and are creative, motivated and energetic
  • Must be organized with an attention to detail and practical solutions
  • Must be flexible to changes in work assignments on short notice and/or on a daily basis as changes occur in project needs

Skills and Special Requirements/Licensing:

  • At least three years of progressive design experience in land and site development, particularly in preparing plans and design production
  • Experience in all phases of site development engineering including grading, drainage, utility and roadway design
  • Previous experience working with Municipality Utility District projects and working with agency approvals with municipalities, such as City of Houston, Harris County, and Harris County Flood Control
  • Prior work with Houston-area land development consulting firms preferred
  • Strong AutoCAD knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must possess strong skills with Civil 3D
  • Self-starter
  • Looking for team members who want to work and are creative, motivated and energetic
  • Must be organized with an attention to detail and practical solutions
  • Must be flexible to changes in work assignments on short notice and/or on a daily basis as changes occur in project needs

Top reasons to work for WGA

  • Fast-paced, growing and progressive company
  • Opportunity to work on challenging projects for the Houston area
  • Company-wide focus on teamwork and providing extraordinary customer service as well as solid engineering solutions
  • Performance-based work environment

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary and generous benefits
  • Challenging work projects
  • Team and casual environment
  • Growth opportunities

 

Please send resumes to Angie Goings