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AECOM CAD Specialist IV in Austin, Texas

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a highly talented Civil/Structural Designer to work in the Austin, Texas, office.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

This position is an exciting opportunity to join one of AECOM’s most cutting-edge engineering groups. AECOM Process Technologies provides specialized, engineered solutions that advance environmental sustainability and overcome the regulatory and operational challenges facing industry today. What sets us apart is our investment in research and development (R&D) and endless quest for meeting our clients’ current and pending needs while minimizing costs and associated risk. We strive to provide process-based solutions with an often innovative approach to traditional project delivery.

Our scope of services span from consulting to detailed design and from conceptual development through turnkey project delivery. Our expertise encompasses numerous environmentally focused areas: Air Pollution Control; Alternative Fuels; Carbon Capture & Sequestration; CCGT Modernization; Long-duration Energy Storage; PFAS Treatability; Process Development & Implementation; Site Remediation; Solid Waste & Byproduct Management; and Water Management and Wastewater Treatment . Typical projects are throughout North America and can range in value from $100,000 to $100,000,000, and can encompass all phases of project execution, including engineering, procurement and construction.

Job Responsibilities:

  • work under the general direction of experienced professional engineers.

  • collaborate with designers and engineers from other engineering disciplines, including mechanical/piping, electrical and instrumentation, and process.

  • perform routine and non-routine design assignments that require judgment for design recommendations and design conflict resolutions.

  • use CADD (computer-aided design and drafting) software applications (primarily Autodesk AutoCAD products) to scale and edit assignments to complete project design deliverable requirements, design budget goals, and project schedule goals.

  • create design content based in part on sketches from other designers and/or engineers.

  • perform work with a general understanding of AECOM procedures and policies to achieve each project’s goals.

  • receive general instructions for daily work and new assignments.


Minimum Requirements :

  • 6 years of related or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Associates degree + 10 years of design/drafting experience with civil/structural scope for industrial design projects.

  • 2D drafting AND 3D modeling experience with Autodesk software products is required.

  • Proficiency with AutoCad 2018, Navisworks, and LFM laser scanning software.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Proficiency with the following civil/structural design drawing content:

  • OSHA-compliant platforms, stairs, and guardrail systems.

  • Structural support for piping systems.

  • Structural steel plans, sections and details for industrial structures.

  • Reinforced concrete plans, sections and details for equipment foundations and structural steel framing system foundations.

  • Structural support for electrical cable tray systems.

  • Welding nomenclature.

  • Pre-engineered building systems and the associated architectural components.

  • Underground utilities.

  • Area paving.

  • General grading and drainage.

  • General grading and drainage.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this role

  • Sponsorship is available for this role

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Offered rate of compensation (TX locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $70,222--129,912. AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10092193

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Digital & Engineering Technology

Work Location Model: Hybrid