Water / Wastewater CADD Design Technician
Pittsburgh, PA  / Columbus, OH  / Philadelphia, PA 
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Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

HDR is currently seeking to hire a Water/Wastewater CADD Design Technician in our Pennsylvania / Ohio offices.

This person will work closely with a project process engineer, a multi-discipline design team, and project manager and will be responsible for supporting the design and production of treatment plants and collection/distribution systems associated with Water/Wastewater and Industrial Clients. The candidate will be required to develop full sets of construction drawings from a BIM model. This individual should have a strong understanding of design concepts including process equipment, piping layouts, flanges valves and fittings, P&IDs, utility relocations, site grading, E&S plans and other aspects related to the design. This person must be proficient in Civil 3D and ability work within BIM model space, should possess strong communication and coordination skills, and should be self motivated and detail oriented, with an initiative to deliver high quality, technically sound designs.



Required Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design Engineering or related field or equivalent experience in CADD systems operations and maintenance.
  • 5+ years experience in technical support of CADD applications such as AutoCAD and MicroStation.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience with BIM software, including 3D modeling, clash detection and coordination.
  • With occasional assistance from project engineers and managers, produce drawings, layouts, sketches, maps, and graphic representations of engineering designs using computer-aided drafting software.
  • Experience in adopting the BIM process in large projects during its lifecycle from design to operation, and able to demonstrate a strong knowledge of industry standards and practices in the areas of CAD, Microstation, and BIM software.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in development of process models and drawings.
  • Civil drafting background with underground utility experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required.
  • Strong organizational skills and sound judgment in establishing priorities among support requests and project work.
  • Preference given to local candidates.


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location:United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Other Locations:United States-Ohio-Columbus, United States-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia, United States-Ohio-Cleveland
Employee Status:Regular
BusinessClass:WW Treatment and Effluent Mgmt
Job Posting:Mar 31, 2021

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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