Structural CADD Technologist job – Benesch – Chicago, IL

Alfred Benesch & Company (Benesch) is a multi-disciplined engineering and environmental services firm. Benesch is consistently ranked among the top 500 consulting engineering firms in the United States by Engineering News-Record. We are looking to hire a Technologist with an education or background in CADD drafting. This position will support structural engineering projects for our Illinois Division and be based in the Chicago office. Ideal candidates have zero to ten years of structural drafting experience. Knowledge of Microstation and Microsoft Excel is preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Draft and create construction documents primarily utilizing Microstation

Develop preliminary/conceptual plans of proposed work in the form of maps, photos, sketches, Microstation/CAD drawings or written explanation

Coordinate drafting and design with Project Engineers

Coordinate design and layout with applicable code requirements

Gather quantities and perform estimations of project construction costs

Develop and draw design details, plans, sections and notes independently and from verbal or written direction

Recording and organization of progress files, email correspondence, design alterations and project status

Printing, plotting, and scanning of various project plans and drawing data

Perform occasional field work or site reconnaissance, sometimes requiring out-of-town travel

Associate’s Degree in Computer Aided Drafting & Design or related technical area required

Strong knowledge and proficiency (or ability to gain this knowledge) in appropriate software: MicroStation V8i, Microsoft Office Suite, and ProjectWise

Experience with structural plan layout and detailing of bridges a plus, but not necessary

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to communicate and deliver in a fast-paced team environment

Strong attention to detail, organization, and collaboration skills are key

General understanding of engineering principles and practices

General understanding of project scheduling and deadlines

Alfred Benesch & Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ Disability/ Protected Veteran Employer. Qualified applicants are evaluated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.

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