Otak is recruiting motivated Civil CAD Designers to join our team. If you are out of the area and you are interested in relocating to the beautiful Pacific NW for this opportunity, relocation assistance is provided
To bolster our capabilities and to help us grow regionally, Otak is seeking Civil Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) individuals for our Portland and Vancouver offices. Are you inspired by performing quality work and want to create sustainable infrastructure throughout the Metro area? This opportunity allows you to work on a wide variety of projects including roadway design; active transportation including paths, pedestrian underpasses, and pedestrian bridges; streetscapes; site development; structural design; vehicular bridges; and construction documentation. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with an enthusiastic, team-oriented attitude and advanced level design and drafting proficiency.
This position can be based in our Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA office. Occasional travel between offices may be necessary for design team collaboration and/or client meetings.
What you’ll do:
Prepare standard engineering drawings, documents, layouts, sketches, maps, renderings, and graphic representations of engineering designs using computer-aided design software and under direct supervision of professional staff.
Perform design services related to transportation design, site layout, grading, structural, stormwater management, and erosion control.
Analyze reports, maps, drawings, tests, aerial photographs of terrain, existing and proposed characteristics, and other topographical and geologic data to plan and design projects.
Assist team members in the preparation of drawing packages, project construction estimates, and bid item review.
What you bring:
One-year Certification or an Associate degree in Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technology, Civil Engineering or related field, or equivalent demonstrated experience in a civil engineering field.
Minimum three (3) years’ experience in a civil engineering (or related) field, that includes design experience – drafting of transportation infrastructure (e.g., roadway, site development, stormwater, stream restoration, and/or bridges or buildings).
Understanding of plan preparation, specifications, contract documents and/or other civil engineering processes is preferred.
Experience with AutoCAD or MicroStation required; Civil 3D or V8i 3D is preferred.
Ability to work collaboratively within a creative, professional, team environment.
While Otak does not currently have a mandatory COVID vaccination policy, we do work with public agencies and private clients who do require all contractors and subcontractors be vaccinated.
At our core, we believe that supporting our communities begins with supporting our employees. No matter what stage you’re at in your career, we have a comprehensive total rewards program to enhance your quality of life, help support your family, and assist you in achieving your personal and professional goals. Otak employees enjoy competitive salaries; no-cost medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; a 401(k)-retirement match that is 100% vested immediately; Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual based on your industry experience rather than your seniority plus 9 paid holidays per year; a commuter allowance (based on your office location); support for your professional registration and/or certification fees; and much more!
Our drive to make positive change in our communities is about more than just technical work–it’s equally from the deep personal connection we all have to the places we work–which happens for us to be place we live and play as well. As a leading planning, design, sustainable engineering, and project management firm, we bring our expertise to natural and built environments across the United States, making them more vibrant, beautiful, and functional.
Since our founding in 1981, our urban designers, architects, engineers, planners, landscape architects, surveyors, and project managers have demonstrated that it is possible to be both practical and innovative. It is what we do; but why we do it is equally important and it has led us to our best work: whether that is integrating transit into a dense urban neighborhood or engaging with a community to put a mixed-use high-rise in a sensitive community context or working in the unique and sacred environment of a National Park. We are deeply interested and invested in the projects we do, with a passion for our clients’ vision. With a team of multidisciplinary experts, we add diverse experience and a forward-thinking approach to every pr...oject. We carefully consider how our work will affect future generations and that leads us to novel yet effective ways of addressing common challenges.