• Title
    Lead CAD Designer
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Civil
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking a Lead CAD Designer to join our team in Wichita, KS. Wood is a global, top-ranked ENR design firm looking to grow its Kansas operation and seeks a talented CAD professional to join its team. Wood’s Wichita Office is a multi-discipline engineering/environmental team of 10+ staff, located in one of the most affordable cities in the US. 


    First and foremost, the candidate must be proficient in Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D and possess experience on civil infrastructure design projects to prepare construction drawings for the water/wastewater group. This includes knowledge of surfaces, profiles, and pipe networks. In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with engineers on a variety of infrastructure projects, including drainage/flood control and environmental projects.


    The candidate will be responsible for all CAD plan production out of the Kansas operation, working with and assigning various tasks to Junior CAD drafters and Engineers as workload increases. The candidate must be able to clearly communicate with other members of the CAD team and provide training as necessary to ensure consistent and quality deliverables.


    The candidate will improve means and methods for delivery of its contract documents. This includes developing and improving existing CAD standards, quality control, delivery, presentation and efficient execution for all phases of a project from concept to project closeout.


    Key Responsibilities


    The selected candidate will lead the multi-disciplined engineering CAD design department providing engineering contract drawings and models for construction. The selected candidate will also be essential in developing efficient administration of the CAD system, files, and standards. The Candidate will assign the work of the department’s drafters.

    • Support water and wastewater projects and other civil infrastructure projects
    • Ability to effectively develop and implement CAD standards and drafting uniformity with staff
    • Design or redesign drawings from general written or verbal specifications from engineers
    • Troubleshoot and resolve problems with existing drawings and make corrections as requested by the engineer
    • Convey results and findings by means of oral discussions or graphic-based presentations
    • Maintain database of design records for future reference

    Skills / Qualifications

    • 5-10 years of experience preparing design drawings (using Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D) related to civil or municipal projects
    • Experience with mentoring and training junior staff
    • Strong organizational and communication skills
    • Demonstrates personal initiative, diligence, responsibility, leadership and flexibility
    • Familiarity with local design standards
    • Degree in drafting/CAD technology or similar preferred
    • Ability to read and understand both 2D and 3D drawings
    • Experience in content creation for AutoCAD such as, annotative blocks, lisp, template files, C3D styles, and custom plotting parameters
    • Knowledge or understanding the principals of surveying helpful such as ground to grid transformations
    • Experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) platforms and conversion capabilities
    • Willingness to meet demanding deadlines
    • Must pass drug test, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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