NV5, Inc.

  • Gas Line Design Drafter

    Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
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  • Overview

    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, real estate and environmental markets. NV5 primarily focuses on five business verticals: construction quality assurance, infrastructure, energy, program management and environmental solutions. NV5 is an ENR Top 500 firm; we offer a full range of professional services in offices throughout the U.S.


    The San Diego office has an imme­di­ate need for a Gas Line Designer / Drafter to work in the Survey and Civil Design Group performing gas line design and as-built drawings as well as civil design for site development, street/roadway, and wet utilities design projects. The successful candidate will work with surveyors, engineers and consultants to develop quality deliverables in a deadline-driven environment.


    The successful candidate must be an organized, detail-oriented, self-starter that will be responsible for the following activities: Prepare gas line design / construction drawings and as-built plans utilizing commonly used engineering software applications such as Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), with expertise in Civil 3D.

    • Support gas project design requirements, which include site visits, concept plans, and detailed construction documents and as-built drawings.
    • Perform calculations requiring knowledge of trigonometry, coordinate geometry, horizontal control, closures, construction cost estimates, and earthwork quantity analysis.
    • Assist in conducting preliminary and concept studies and designs to determine design criteria and operational requirements for site civil work and roadway projects, including logistics of construction phasing.
    • Perform design and drafting assignments on time and within budget.
    • Establish and maintain good working relationships both inside and outside firm by effectively communicating with the discipline and project team.
    • Identify issues and problems, develop appropriate solutions, and ask for assistance when required.
    • Possibly oversee activities of Junior designer/drafters and other support staff.
    • “Go to” process and procedure person; occasionally act as Design / Drafting mentor.
    • Ability to determine appropriate drafting hours, and assist in budget and schedule development for proposals.


    • The successful candidate will have relevant technical degree, and / or a minimum of 3 years experience on high pressure distribution and transmission gas design and drafting experience, including use of and expertise with AutoCAD software and Civil 3D modules, to create designs and plans.
    • Additional software skills using Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Highly responsible, self-motivated, and able to thrive in an energetic, fast-paced, creative environment.
    • Strong work ethic and the ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment.
    • Hands-on; completes tasks; dependable; proactive in nature.
    • Knowledge of local (San Diego region) design criteria, practices, and protocols, including agency plan check procedures to signoff.
    • Have excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal).
    • Team player, with a strong sense of ownership and a 'get things done' attitude.

    The Designer / Drafter candidate will work with other office specialties and occasionally interact with clients, all in a collaborative effort toward common project goals.

    For us, helping you grow your career at NV5 is good business. Just as our clients require solutions tailored to meet their individual needs, so does our staff. NV5's benefits plan is designed to provide you the choice and flexibility to fit your individual needs.


    NV5 offers a complete and competitive benefit package:



    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.




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