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Colorado Springs Utilities CAD Designer – Water and Wastewater in Colorado Springs, Colorado

CAD Designer – Water and Wastewater

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $37.68 to $50.41

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 11/14/23

CAD Designer – Water and Wastewater

***January 2024 start date

Come grow your technical design skills and advance your career under the guidance of dedicated engineers who are passionate about their service to this community. The Colorado Springs Utilities Water Engineering Support design team is looking for an AutoCAD Designer. As a member of the Engineering Support design team, you will have the opportunity to use your technical skills in a fast-paced, collaborative environment to design water infrastructure projects as you support engineering activities related to the design of water and wastewater main replacement projects. This position will be responsible for all phases of design, from records research to stakeholder engagement, and AutoCAD drafting through construction support. Are you detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to work in a diverse team? If so we want to hear from you. We are targeting a January 2024 start date.

As an CAD Designer , your key areas of focus will include:

  • Advanced level engineering support utilizing AutoCAD Civil 3D software for utility design projects

  • Preparing various drawings of topographic maps, existing utility facilities, and proposed utility structures

  • Assuring conformance with established engineering practices, design criteria, construction methods, material standards, and safety codes

  • Preparing and/or analyzing boundary survey maps and topographic maps using plan and profile survey data, FIMS (GIS) data, and historical records

  • Preparing material lists and evaluating appropriate application of materials on assigned projects

  • Performing on-site field condition inspections to provide technical information for manuals, construction plans, and historical records verification

  • Preparing drawings of plans, charts, maps, and schematics of utility facilities and structures

  • Leading a team of designers, overseeing the quality of AutoCAD templates, and instructing staff inefficient utilization of the tool

  • Researching data and performing calculations for the design of water and wastewater mains

Preferred Technical Skills

  • Proficiency with AutoCAD Civil 3D

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel)

  • Process mechanical and building mechanical design drawing production - from 2D and 3D models (Preferred but not required)

  • General 3D solids modeling (Preferred but not required)

  • Building information modeling (BIM) (Preferred by not required)

What will it take to be successful? The successful candidate should at minimum have an associate's degree in engineering (or a comparable technical field.) You will use critical thinking to extract information from multiple data sources and apply sound engineering judgment in each phase of the design process. The ability to organize, track and manage schedules, and balance multiple projects are critical to this position. Individuals who exhibit effective communication skills, a professional demeanor, and flexibility will excel in this position. Candidates should be proficient at drafting construction documents using AutoCAD Civil 3D, knowledge of ArcGIS is desirable but not required.

When applying, please highlight your professional experience, skills, and abilities with:

  • Watermain Design

  • Project management

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D

  • ArcGIS Software

  • Colorado Springs Utilities Water Line Extension and Service Standards

Our Commitment to Our Employees…

Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.

  • Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge

  • Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year

  • Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave

  • Paid Holidays –12 paid holidays per year

  • Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time

  • Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire

  • Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at zero dollars a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network PPO preventive care covered at 100% and access to orthodontia coverage

  • Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery

  • Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans

  • Disability Coverage – Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more

  • Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC) – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones

  • Life Insurance – Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage available

  • Tuition Reimbursement – Employees are eligible to receive up to $5,250 annually for Tuition Reimbursement

  • Qualifying Public Service Employer – Payments made towards student loans may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

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  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined within the posted pay range based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate; if there is a single pay rate posted, the job starts at that rate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support