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Underground Electrical CAD Technician

Chicago, IL 60606

Posted: 01/10/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 531064 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

  • The Electrical CAD Technician will work within our Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Global Practice to perform the following duties:
  • Design of low to medium voltage (2.4-120kV) underground distribution and sub transmission lines using CADD programs
  • Perform drafting on new and existing drawings
  • Conform drawings to client drafting standards
  • Develop knowledge of company and client standards
  • Gain mastery of CADD systems including AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D and Bentley Microstation
  • Perform design and drafting services following the Burns & McDonnell proven quality process
  • Develop an understanding of basic T&D design terminology
  • Become proficient in multiple disciplines of drafting
  • Prepare construction documents including plan and profile drawings for underground electric distribution, fiber optic and telecommunications facilities
  • Coordinate work tasks with engineering disciplines and collaborate with others in the creation of engineering and construction deliverables
  • Communicate and coordinate project activities with project lead, and others as needed
  • Other duties will be assigned as required
  • High school diploma and course work in drafting technology or specialized CAD certification.
  • Associate's degree in computer aided drafting and design desirable. Bachelor's degree in ANY Engineering field is NOT allowed for this position EXCEPT for Engineering Technology.
  • Entry-level position (zero to two years of professional drafting experience).
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Previous internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.
  • Mastered basic commands of at least one type of CAD system (ability to occasionally use higher-level commands, timesaving programs and routines).
  • Excellent understanding of design software such as: AutoCAD, Civil 3D, MicroStation, GIS and Excel to develop the design deliverables is strongly preferred
  • General knowledge of and familiarity with basic principles and engineering design practices
  • Capable of successfully solving problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria
  • Capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered
  • Basic knowledge of design, calculations, and design systems
  • Basic knowledge in the theory and practices of civil discipline; competent in the fundamental concepts of other disciplines as they relate to the assigned discipline; and capable of operating related discipline design software necessary to execute production tasks
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others (Project Managers, Engineers and Designers) in a multi-discipline project team environment to resolve design or drawing issues as appropriate and to accomplish objectives
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail
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