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Civil Designer

  1. Austin
  1. Cities & development, Corporate
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Austin, TX Civil Engineering Group as a Civil CAD Designer.


Under general supervision, provides a high degree of sophistication and expertise in the performance of varied and highly complex computer-assisted drafting and design work to support the technical services of the company. Performs independent design work on CAD. Proficient in the use of 3D AutoCAD software for creating and editing surfaces and profiles used in engineering design.

  • 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.

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture or equivalent technical discipline, or Associate's degree plus a minimum of eight years' progressive drafting and design experience, including at least two as a Designer, or HS diploma (or equivalent) plus a minimum of ten years progressive drafting and design experience.

  • Excellent technical judgment and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and to give work direction to others.
  • Strong math skill, manual dexterity and computer user skills required.
  • Expertise in CAD production technologies required.

  • None.

  • Job requires ability to process paper and electronic documents and operate computer equipment; ability to perform mathematical calculations, follow specifications, interpret and convert data into computerized designs, and provide training and instruction to others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work under the pressure of multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to interpret data, conceptualize ideas and prepare designs.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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