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Golder Associates AutoCAD Civil 3D Designer in Lansing, Michigan

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder Associates Inc. is currently seeking an AutoCAD Civil 3D Designer to work with the Waste Services Engineering Team out of our Lansing, Michigan or Holland, Michigan office. The ideal candidate will be capable of developing engineering drawing sets in coordination with engineers and other designers.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Develop design packages associated with landfill expansions as directed by the project engineer.

  • Prepare engineering plans, profiles, sections and details for design, tender, construction and as-built drawing sets for landfill cell and cover construction associated infrastructure as directed by the project engineer.

  • Compile and/or Model 3D surfaces representing various engineering features such as graded terrain, landfill cell/cover design, waterways, wetlands, roads, railroads, etc.

  • Prepare conceptual plans and figures for proposals, reports and/or presentations.

  • Work closely with various engineering and environmental staff to meet the engineering design and drafting needs of our clients.

  • Know and follow the appropriate/applicable design/drafting standards.

  • Produce maps from topographic data and survey data and field notes.

  • Develop and maintain base files for information used to complete landfill facility designs.

  • Ensure technical quality of developed designs.

  • Research and compile publicly available data (imagery, topography, parcel, existing utilities, etc.) and convert into Civil 3D CAD compatible files.

  • Review Survey data to identify missing information or inconsistent data. Format survey data in accordance with provided design/drafting standards.


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience.

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D.

  • Knowledge in the design of earthwork grading.

  • Advanced skills in core technical areas of related software applications.

  • Detail-oriented and highly organized.

  • Ability to prioritize and respond to the needs of multiple projects and managers.

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure.

  • Independent with strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Collaborate as a valued member of a multi-disciplinary team to execute projects that meet or exceed client expectations.

  • Strong sense and commitment to CAD standards and procedures.


  • Two-year Certificate or Diploma from an accredited technical school or college in CADD/Engineering Technology.

  • Understanding of design criteria and 3D modelling applications.

  • Ability to develop design packages associated with earthworks grading projects.

  • Good problem solver with ability to identify alternative solutions.

  • Ability to Compile 3D models of structures, equipment, piping, and terrain.

  • Ability to work with some or all the following software: ArcGIS and other ESRI products, CAD Worx, AutoCAD Plant 3D, AutoCAD Map, Raster Design, AutoCAD Visual Basic for Applications.

  • Local to the Lansing or Holland Michigan area.

  • Submittal of a cover letter with your application is appreciated

Additional Requirement:

  • Successful applicant must be able to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their start date or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, or be granted an exemption based on a disability or sincerely-held religious belief. If you cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability or a sincerely-held religious belief, you may submit an accommodation request ( to the Golder, A Member of WSP, Equal Employment Opportunity Office. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination here - .

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Opportunity to deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, a member of WSP, is a leading global specialized engineering and consulting organization with over 60 years of successful service to its clients. By joining forces with WSP in 2021, Golder is now part of a 14,000-person strong earth and environment practice, providing engineering, remediation, regulatory & compliance, design, and environmental services on projects that span all seven continents. Our professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment, and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil & gas, manufacturing, and power sectors.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

Golder is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities or other characteristics protected by law. Golder is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


Title: AutoCAD Civil 3D Designer

Location: MI-Lansing

Other Locations: US-MI-HOLLAND

Requisition ID: 21002937