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Clark Nexsen
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Civil CAD Technician


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Virginia Beach 

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Full Time



Job Description:

Position Open:  November 13, 2017
Position Close:  Until filled

Clark Nexsen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. AAP. Drug-free workplace. E-verify. Applicants must be legally authorized to work for Clark Nexsen, Inc.

Must apply online through corporate website at www.clarknexsen.com.

Firm Description

Clark Nexsen is a national architecture and engineering firm focused on creating innovative design solutions for U.S. and global clients. We are passionate about our work and are prominently ranked on numerous industry lists. Building Design + Construction ranks Clark Nexsen as a Top 20 architecture and engineering firm and we have been named to the Architect 50 list of top U.S. firms for the past four years. Our culture supports the pursuit of excellence to engage and inspire the best professionals.

Our firm is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with 450 employees in office locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. We offer outstanding compensation, benefits, and growth opportunities in a positive work environment. We believe we can create a better world through our work. Giving back is also a guiding philosophy. As a company and as individuals, we proudly volunteer and give back to the surrounding communities where we live and work.

Generous benefits: Health, Dental, 401k, Short and Long term Disability, Vacation/Sick leave, Aflac, Flexible benefits, and Legal Resources benefits are available.
Job Description
We seek to hire a Civil CAD Technician in our Virginia Beach, VA office who will be responsible for assisting Civil engineers and Civil EI/EIT’s in the production of construction drawings. Typical responsibilities include drafting of marked-up plans, sections, details, and notes produced by the project Civil engineer or Civil EI/EIT; three-dimensional modeling of the site, roadways, and utilities; development of schematic-level layout and grading plans with minimal or modest direction from the Civil engineer; adherence to company and department standards; and coordination with technicians and professionals from other disciplines within the design team. Candidate will work in stand-alone and multi-discipline design teams supervised by senior engineers and project managers on projects of small to large scope.
General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Performing all aspects of Civil modeling and/or drafting on projects, or portions of projects, as directed by a senior or lead project engineer. Projects may include single-discipline (Civil-only) or multi-discipline projects for both new and existing construction. Production of sketches may be required for inclusion in written reports.
  • Discussing with the lead Civil engineer and developing resolution for all instances of conflict between a Civil utility and the work of another discipline discovered during the drafting and/or modeling process
  • Adhering to company and department standards for both CAD and BIM projects
  • Communicating and coordinating with technicians and professionals from other disciplines during the development of models, plans, sections, and details. Results of such communication and coordination shall be shared with the lead Civil engineer.
  • Assisting with the review of shop drawing submittals for general conformance with the contract drawings
  • Complying with quality control policies and procedures
  • Serving as a mentor to entry-level Civil EI/EIT’s who are unfamiliar with the production of contract drawings
Project responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Drafting of marked-up plans, partial plans, sections, details, and notes provided by the Civil engineer or Civil EI/EIT
  • Completing sections and details produced to a schematic-level of completion by the Civil engineer or Civil EI/EIT
  • Producing design development-level site layout, roadway layout, and grading plans for projects of low to moderate complexity
  • Developing an accurate, three-dimensional model of the site with the necessary level of detail using the required Building Information Modeling (BIM) software package on projects that require BIM
  • Participate in multi-discipline BIM coordination efforts on projects that require BIM
  • Assist Senior CAD Technicians with tasks as assigned
  • Adhere to project budget and schedule

Job Requirements:

  • Have earned a high school diploma, or equivalent, and completed coursework in AutoCAD, Microstation, and/or BIM software packages from a technical or vocational school; or
  • An Associate’s Degree in a field of study related to drafting and design; or
  • A Certificate in a field of study related to drafting and design; or
  • A four-year undergraduate degree in a field of study related to drafting and design
Licenses, Certifications, and Accreditations
  • Applicable Autodesk certifications are desirable
  • USGBC LEED AP credentials (LEED AP or LEED Green Associate) are desirable
  • Active membership in drafting or modeling-related organizations (local or web-based) is desirable
  • Certificate of Management for Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) is desirable
Software Skills
A Civil CAD Technician should be able to effectively utilize current company software programs for word processing, e-mail, and information management.
Working familiarity with design and production software to a point of being able to utilize the software in the development of project documents and interact with other project team members in their use of the software is highly desirable.
Career Experience
A Civil CAD Technician must meet all of the educational requirements for the position and have some office experience as a CAD or BIM technician with demonstrable proficiency in the use of AutoCAD, REVIT, and/or Bentley BIM software packages.
Other Criteria and Considerations
  • Ability to prepare effective and concise documents and correspondence.
  • Ability to make presentations to a variety of groups
  • Have a client-oriented attitude with a desire to provide outstanding professional services
  • Be dedicated to his or her professional development as well as the success of colleagues and the firm as a whole

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