Golder Associates CAD Designer Civil/Mechanical (Linear Oil & Gas Pipelines) Job in Tampa, Florida

CAD Designer Civil/Mechanical (Linear Oil & Gas Pipelines)

Location: US-FL-Tampa


Job ID: 2017-12911

Area of Interest: EN - Information Management and Graphics

Job Type: Full Time

# of Positions: 1

Education (Minimum): High School Diploma

Posted Date: 4/14/2017

Experience (Years): 5


Job Responsibilities:

Golder Associates Inc. is currently seeking a CAD Designer specializing in Civil / Mechanical Pipeline Design for our Houston, TX and Tampa, FL offices. In this role you will report to a Pipeline Engineer in the office and coordinate with Lead Designers within Golder to ensure deliverables are being produced in accordance with our client’s and / or Golder’s Pipeline Engineering Design Practices. If you have design/drafting experience in pipelines or the linear utility industry and are capable of directing the work of lower level designers and CAD technicians, this may be the opportunity you've been looking for.

You may be required to travel occasionaly for training and to visit project sites for gathering data for the design including field measurements, notes and photographs.

Additional duties will include:

  • Working closely with multiple engineering disciplines and scientists to provide engineering 2D and 3D drafting and design services.

  • Developing design packages associated with Oil and Gas linear pipelines and associated facilities.

  • Preparing engineering plans, profiles, sections and details, for design, tender, construction and as-constructed drawing sets; and figures for proposals, reports and presentations.

  • Compiling and/or Model 3D surfaces representing various engineering features such as graded terrain, waterways, wetlands, roads, railroads, etc.

  • Networking with other related professionals within Golder Associates as well as industry organizations and groups.

Job Requirements:


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in general AutoCAD plans production.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in linear utility, industrial piping and/or facility design.

  • Minimum high school diploma, AA or equivalent preferred

  • Experience and proficiency with AutoCAD / AutoCAD Civil 3D is required.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of programs, such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented.

  • Good problem solving and the ability to identify alternative solutions.

  • Strong sense and commitment to CAD standards and procedures.

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure.

  • Knowledge of plant 3D or similar preferred.

Candidates should have experience in the following areas:

  • Pipeline or linear utility design experience including pipeline alignment and plan and profile drawing development.

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D required, additional experience with MicroStation is beneficial.

  • Civil / Site Plan development including Erosion and Sediment Control Plans is preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience with complex drawing files/drawings.

  • Perform basic design calculations and gathering material take-off information.

  • Create and utilize tin volume surfaces to compute surface to surface volumes. Banding diagrams, isopaths, and other surface analysis experience a plus.

  • Experience developing design standards in conjunction with engineers.

The preferred candidate will also possess some of the following additional skills and qualifications:

  • Mechanical design experience including process piping.

  • Mechanical Piping and Plot Plans, PFD’s and P&ID’s is preferred.

  • Oil and Gas Station/Terminal or Industrial equipment (pumps, compressors, tanks, vessels, heat exchangers, etc.) and piping layouts.

  • Experience with AutoCAD Plant 3D, P&ID or Mechanical Desktop

  • Experience with CADWORX

  • Piping design experience.

  • Field construction experience in an industrial setting.

  • Experience and proficiency with ArcGIS®.

Demonstrable experience required in:

  • Autodesk AutoCAD®

  • Autodesk AutoCAD® Civil 3D

  • Google Earth Pro

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro (incl. PDF creation in AutoCAD)

It would be considered a plus to show demonstrable experience in any of the following:

  • Autodesk AutoCAD® P&ID

Autodesk AutoCAD® Plant 3D

  • Autodesk AutoCAD® Structural Detailing

  • Autodesk AutoCAD® Electrical

Autodesk® Revit® Structure

Autodesk® Navisworks®

  • Autodesk® Inventor®

  • MicroStation®

  • ArcGIS®

Additional Information:

Our Staff Benefit from:

An option to purchase shares in Golder Associates

Career and personal development opportunities and support of personal growth

Employee mentoring program

Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

At Golder Associates, we strive to be the most respected global group specializing in ground engineering and environmental services. Employee-owned since our formation in 1960, we have created a unique culture with pride in ownership, resulting in long-term organizational stability. Our professionals take the time to build an understanding of our clients’ needs and of the specific environments in which they operate. Golder has experienced steady growth in the number of people we employ and our technical capabilities. We now employ over 6,000 people who operate from more than 160 offices across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.

Golder Associates Statement:

Golder Associates Inc. is a drug free employer and undertakes drug and alcohol testing as allowed by law and pursuant to its Drug Free Workplace Policy. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.