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CAD Designer

CAD Designer

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NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions to public and private sector clients in the infrastructure, energy, construction, program management and environmental markets. NV5 is an ENR Top 500 firm; we offer a full range of professional services in offices throughout the U.S.


The Designer will provide technical drafting and design support for various power delivery projects consisting of both substation and overhead line tasks. This role requires the ability to support multiple projects among remote offices and to prioritize work assignments. Additionally, this role requires excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.


  • Create plan and profile, structural, and foundation drawings for overhead line projects.
  • Create sketches, layouts, plans and drawings for substation projects.
  • Work with vector and raster drawing files in AutoCAD and Microstation.
  • Utilize AutoCAD Inventor, Bentley Substation, and SOLIDWORKS to develop 3D models of substation facilities.
  • Develop, modify and review drawings according to client and/or company drafting standards.
  • Review all work for completeness and accuracy prior to submitting for engineering review.


  • The minimum educational qualifications are 2 years’ of technical school education with CAD and structural drafting / design or equivalent or Associate's Degree in Architectural or Engineering Design Technologies.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and working knowledge of the latest versions of AutoCAD and Micro Station is required.
  • Experience with 3D modeling packages is strongly preferred.
  • Two (2) or more years of experience, including direct design and drafting work in the power delivery field involving substation and/or overhead transmission and distribution lines is strongly preferred.

NV5 offers a complete and competitive benefits package:

Medical Coverage

Dental Coverage

Vision Coverage

Voluntary Life

401k Program Financial Consulting through Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Holiday Pay

Employee Assistance Program


NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.