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CDM Smith Journey Designer in Boston, Massachusetts


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Job Description:

Prepares detail and/or general arrangement drawings and sketches of unusual, complex, or original designs requiring the application of pre-dominantly practical engineering knowledge. Determines material needs and performs necessary calculations using accepted formulas and references per firm’s standards. Prepares complete sets of construction drawings which may include multiple views, detail drawings, and assembly drawings indicating components of equipment, facilities, or systems where minimal information is provided by rough sketches and/or verbal outlines of requirements. Reviews manufacturers’ or fabricators’ prints for aid in design documents. Provides lower-level design/drafting personnel with design sketches for preparation of finished design drawings, general layouts, and guidance in refining technical requirements. Provides technical guidance to lower-level design/drafting personnel and reviews completed assignments for accuracy and adherence to the firm’s QA/QC standards and procedures. Interfaces, regularly, with other departments, clients, vendors, and project engineers in order to support project production. Also performs crosscheck of drawings to ensure consistency of drawings, cross sections, section placement layering guidelines, etc. Performs related fundamental engineering support tasks such as plotting drawings, preparing transmittals, preparing overnight packages, file management and/or, filing prints, distributing drawings, and assisting in making simple design calculations, proofreading reports, coordinating PDR/EDR and/or specifications with drawings, etc. Establishes design criteria for assigned phases of a project requiring the application of basic engineering principles, material properties, and a familiarity with construction, installation, and maintenance procedures. Provides general conceptual input to projects during the planning stages, and supports or leads field assignments as required. Assist in writing preliminary design report. Performs other duties as required.

Job Title:

Journey Designer



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Minimum Qualifications:

High School diploma or equivalent with vocational technical training in basic CADD drafting technology and/or 3D drafting. 10 years of related experience. Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Site Location:

Massachusetts - Boston

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Skills and Abilities:

Good communication skills with strict attention to detail. Demonstrates ability to be a flexible team player and have the ability to adapt to changing requirements. Possesses software experience in the use of Microsoft Office for design related tasks; as