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Primary Responsibilities

The Lead Trenchless CAD Designer will report to the Trenchless Engineering Manager and Trenchless CAD Manager and will have primary responsibilities focusing on the generation of Trenchless design drawings. The Lead Trenchless Designer will be required to think critically and apply industry accepted principles and best management practices to develop detailed, site specific, drawings for various Trenchless pipeline applications individually and/or under the direction of Project Engineers and Managers. At times the role will include responsibilities for supporting other Oil and Gas Pipeline design initiatives to meet project deadlines as well as incorporation of geotechnical data exported from gINT (or equivalent) software into Trenchless and Pipeline drawings.

The Lead Trenchless CAD Designer will apply an understanding of the Trenchless construction processes to develop drawings of high quality, accurate geometry and sufficient detail to identify with potential constructability challenges at each crossing and contribute to the depiction of optimal Trenchless designs. Also included in the responsibilities of the Lead Trenchless Designer is the development and implementation of Drawing Standards specific to the various Trenchless construction methods as well as unique drawing applications, such as permit drawings.

The current open position allows for optional home base working location, including a satellite or home office, or any of the HDR offices that are suitable to complete the required tasks. The position is expected to periodically travel for project meetings and Team collaboration. Standard working hours and in some cases after hours to accommodate meeting project deadlines will be required.


Required Qualifications
  • Associates Degree in Engineering Technology or Computer Aided Design preferred.
  • Requires substantial civil design and drafting experience using AutoCAD and Civil 3D.
  • 5+ years of AutoCAD experience required with a minimum of 2 years related to Trenchless projects within the Oil and Gas and/or Water Industry.
  • Understanding of 3D modeling in Autodesk Inventor, a plus preferred.
  • Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office required.
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral / written communication and documentation skills.

  • * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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