Stormwater Sr. CAD Designer


Fountain Valley, CA

Competitive Salary

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PACE is a dynamic and fast-paced advanced water engineering firm seeking a Sr. CAD Designer to support various engineering drafting needs. Applicants shall possess a minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in civil AutoCAD design field. Candidates should be certified in AutoCAD use or possess equivalent experience. A good understanding of hydraulic, hydrologic, grading, and/or other pertinent areas of civil engineering concepts as well as the standard US codes and standards that are in effect regarding those disciplines is desired. Our projects include a wide variety of engineering such as drainage / flood control improvement plans, as well as technical study exhibits to support drainage and hydrology analysis. Drainage and flood control improvement plans can include a variety of drainage structures, including dams, levees, underground storm drain systems, flood control channels, streambank revetments and detention basins. Specialty CAD skills desired include grading design, earthwork calculations, digital terrain modeling, and plan and profile preparation.

Applicants should be organized and be able to keep track of numerous project files through the various phases of design.

CAD Design Functions will include:

      1. Make revisions to project drawings marked up by client and/or Engineer.
      2. Create and manage electronic document file structure, naming convention in accordance with company standards.
      3. Work closely with Project Managers and Engineers to set-up and manage contract and construction drawings.
      4. Communicate with outside agencies and clients in exchanging data and manage that data in accordance with guidelines set.
      5. Create and/or modify base drawings, which may be used in a variety of presentation documents.
      6. Can be relied on as productive team member and AutoCAD user to work a typical set of project documents from beginning to end with professional quality output that conforms to company standards.
      7. Must be able to work on multiple projects at the same time.
      8. Follow CAD standards.

Candidate resumes will be evaluated relative to experience and knowledge of all areas of water resources, general civil and land development. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and capabilities.


      1. Should be certified in advanced areas of AutoCAD use or equivalent experience.
      2. Minimum of 7-10 years of experience predominantly in drainage / flood control and land development.
      3. Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
      4. Ability to be receptive and adaptive to change.
      5. AutoCAD and Civil 3D required, AutoCAD MEP, a plus.
      6. GIS experience, a plus.

Physical Demand

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands, handle or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; color vision is very helpful. Occasional field work may be required and includes walking through uneven, rugged terrain, requiring good balance, ability to walk moderate to long distances, and good general vision and depth of field vision.

Work Environment

The noise level in the office work environment is moderate. May be required to work in external environment in all weather conditions.


Compensation will be commensurate with experience and capabilities.

PACE is an equal opportunity employer.
At this time, PACE will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.
Local candidates are preferred. No relocation package is offered.

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