Structural Designer with AutoCAD

Alliance Engineering is seeking a Structural Designer with 5+ years of working experience in a consulting engineering environment.  We are a  growing, full service engineering and construction management firm with offices in Richmond, VA, Newport News, VA and Baltimore, MD. We specialize in small to medium size industrial projects. The majority of our clients are major industrial companies that can be found in the Fortune 500 listing. The ideal candidate will have an outgoing personality, be able to organize work, have 5+ years of AutoCAD experience in a working environment. Position will be responsible for developing drawing sets; revising drawings; creating drawings; and working under the supervision of an Engineer.  This position will be based in our Baltimore, MD office.

As a fully competent designer in all conventional aspects of the subject matter or the functional area of the assignments, plans and conducts work requiring judgement in the independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria. Devises new approaches to problems encountered.

Independently performs most assignments with instructions as to the general results expected. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects. Supervises a few engineers or technicians on assigned work.

Typical Duties:

The following duties are typical of the position, but are not all encompassing. Each person is expected to help out in whatever duties are required to deliver a quality product on schedule.

  • Make calculations using engineering formulas and skills for design such as heating and cooling loads, lighting calculations, power distribution calculations and equipment sizing.
  • Layout portions of ductwork, structures, and piping systems or branch circuitry based on schematic layout by project designer.
  • Develop specialized drawings such as plumbing isometrics and risers or electrical diagrams.
  • Select equipment based on recommendations of project designer/engineer and fill out equipment schedules.
  • Provide drawing for own designs and/or produce sketches to incorporate in drawings by CAD technicians.
  • Research design options and document findings for lead engineer.
  • Provide information to project lead engineer for incorporation into specifications.
  • Review shop drawings.
  • Travel to site to perform fieldwork.
  • Research code issues and ask general questions of code officials.
  • Organize and maintain project files.
  • Assure that drawings and designs are in accordance with company production and design standards.
  • Keep project engineer informed of work load and any changes in project scope or additional services.
  • Work with the department manager to develop scopes of work and corresponding manhour estimates for proposals.
  • Direct other CAD technicians and designers for full development of project specifications and drawings.
  • Keep personal data updated to reflect current experience, training, registration and professional areas of expertise.

Limits of Authority:

Has authority to perform moderately complex design duties which are checked for accuracy by others. May not exceed budgeted hours on task without approval of project engineer. May not change the scope of work or deviate from any part of the contractual documents without project engineer’s approval.

Relationship to Others:

Reports directly to department manager. Within team, has contact with CAD technicians and senior design staff. Has contact with equipment suppliers. Limited contact with clients and contractors. Works directly for the various project designer/engineers, according to assignment.

Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • Minimum five years of previous design experience.
  • Expertise in AutoCAD
  • Continue learning process by attending in-house seminars and continuing education opportunities outside of office.

 

 

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