AECOM CAD Modeler Designer 2D/3D in Dahlgren, Virginia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 143621BR

Position Title CAD Modeler Designer 2D/3D

Job Category Engineering - Engineering Design

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Virginia

City Dahlgren

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


AECOM’s Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM’s Government business line and is comprised of three divisions — International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a 3D CAD Modeler whose core function will be to generate and maintain 3-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) models of U.S. Navy ships and other structures. CAD models will be used by integrated topside design (ITD), total ship electromagnetic environmental effects (TSE3), and computational electromagnetics (CEM) teams to design effective and efficient ship topside features (optimize equipment usage, minimize physical and electronic interference, ensure/enhance maintenance capabilities) and predict/resolve any Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) issues.

Autodesk Inventor experience and proficiency is required. The tasks performed require demonstrated proficiency in Inventor CAD software use and CAD design standards. Use of VAULT Configuration Management tools is necessary to maintain progressive design iterations. Duties require interaction in an office environment plus on-site surveys on U.S. Navy ships or other, potentially remote sites. The candidate will be responsible for importing and converting existing CAD models into Autodesk Inventor format, developing/creating new models in Inventor format, and making updates to existing models in Inventor format.

Candidate must review and provide input for improvement of the Navy CAD topside design standards. Candidate will interacts with ITD personnel to provide visual impacts of locations for antennas and other systems on ships, through updated drawings and model-based views of new and existing locations. Responsible for developing schedules to meet the needs of those requesting CAD services.

Minimum Requirements

· Vocational/technical training beyond high school and at least seven (7) years of job-related experience. Requires thorough knowledge of CAD software. Position may require travel.

· 5+ years minimum demonstrated 3D CAD experience

· 4+ years minimum demonstrated INVENTOR experience

· 4+ years minimum demonstrated VAULT experience

· Strong communication and analytical skills required.

· Must be able to obtain and hold an Active Secret clearance.

Occasional travel within the Washington, DC metropolitan area and potential travel to shipyards and other DOD facilities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS Power Point, Adobe Photo Shop,

· Familiarity with survey techniques for ships or other structures, including use of 3D Scanner survey equipment, to validate CAD model accuracy

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.