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CAD Technician - Northwest District

Kiewit Corporation Vancouver, WA

Job Description

Requisition ID: 81008  

    We are currently looking for a CAD Technician to support our Northwest District's Estimating team in Vancouver, Washington.  As the CAD technician you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the Northwest District continues to win work at the right price.   Working within the estimating team you will support a variety of infrastructure projects ranging from roads, dams, bridges, underground utilities etc. utilizing the latest design software and mobile field applications to produce high quality proposal graphics to showcase our work. Our goal is to continue to develop and implement new technology in order to help us plan and build our projects safer, to a higher level of Quality and more productively than we or our competitors ever have before.

    District Overview
    Kiewit's Northwest District is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington.  We primarily perform heavy civil projects specializing in earth moving, transportation, roadways, water resources, and underground utilities. We are looking for hard working individuals with a passion for construction who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty! Our current opportunities are spread across the entire west coast including Alaska and Hawaii.

    This position is based out of our Northwest District Office at 2200 Columbia House Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661. This is Northwest's headquarters and is in a professional office setting.


  •     Build 2D and 3D models from a variety of information sources 
  •     Assist in preparation of construction work plans, project planning and scheduling 
  •     Create as-build drawings using AutoCAD and material submittals
  •     Review drawings and make changes based on field input from segment Project Managers and Project Engineer
  •     Optimize grading/ earthworks quantities 
  •     Perform concrete formwork and lift drawings
  •     Perform detailed quantity takeoffs in 3D from the models for estimating purposes and / or to support progress claims during construction
  •     Work within a team to model alternate scenarios and / or develop step by step construction plans and presentation materials
  •     Prepare Survey and Machine Control files for construction 
  •     Train other colleagues and field personnel on new technology and mobile applications and estimating work 
  •     Train and mentor younger engineers in estimating work
  •     Perform other related duties as assigned or requested 


  •     A Geomatics, Survey or Engineering degree with experience in the construction industry 
  •     Experienced in CAD programs such as Civil 3D, Microstation Inroads or Trimble Business Center
  •     Avid user of Excel and ideally experienced in P6 Scheduling, Primavera and BlueBeam
  •     Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative
  •     Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time
  •     Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity
  •     Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt
  •     Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills 
  •     Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives
  •     Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail

    Other common names for this role:  Surveyor, 3D CAD Modeler 

    About Kiewit 
    As one of North Americas largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2018 revenues of $9 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 20,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.

    How We're Different

  •    Consistently ranked within the top five of the œTop 400 Contractors according to Engineering News-Record 
  •    Named to the Best Workplaces in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute Canada for the sixth year in a row 
  •    Extended health, dental and vision insurance where employees can get expert support for work, life, and everything in between 
  •    RRSP plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of weekly base wages 
  •    Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year, in addition to statutory holidays per each province's guidelines 
  •    We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development, and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs 

    Kiewit believes in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination, and complies with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

  • Job Details

    Date Posted October 15, 2019
    Date Closes December 14, 2019
    Requisition 81008
    Located In Vancouver, WA
    SOC Category 00-0000.00