Senior Civil CAD Designer

Posted Date 1 month ago(4/9/2024 12:35 PM)
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US-CO-Louisville | US-CO-Denver
Land Development
Relocation Assistance
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Job Description

Dewberry has a unique opportunity for a Senior Civil CAD Designer to join our Civil/Land Development Group in our  Louisville, CO office by supporting the Civil CAD Design Manager and  the Civil Design team by working with engineers, project managers, and other professionals. Through experienced leadership, the ideal candidate will take on many of the more complex tasks currently completed by the CAD Design Manager, to better enable their increased focus on training for a passionate and skilled group of young designers.


This position will require completing higher level tasks with an emphasis on design for residential, multi-family, commercial, and mixed-use projects. Work activities may include; grading, pipe networks, alignments, profiles, sections, and redline drafting for conceptual, preliminary, and final design drawings. 


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing  professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


Dewberry offers a comprehensive and very competitive package of insurance programs to regular full-time employees and their eligible dependents the first of the month following their date of hire. The insurance package includes: medical, dental, vision, and supplemental life. Additional insurances, at no cost to the employee: life (employee only), accidental death and dismemberment, business travel and accident, and short- and long-term disability are also provided. Employees pay a share of Dewberry’s premium expenses (on a pre-tax basis) for medical and dental insurance plans.


Dewberry offers a wide range of other employee benefits, including: 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan, 529 College Savings Plans, Travel Assistance, Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Spending Accounts and Supplemental Life Insurance for employee, spouse, and children.


Positions within our officer program are also eligible for an annual bonus and stipend.  Both vary based on level within the program and bonuses are dependent upon company performance.


In addition, a host of discounted purchase programs are available to all employees.



  • Prepare base files, plan exhibits, construction documentation and detailed design drawings for an array of land development and civil engineering projects. 
  • Provide drafting and design services by preparing and maintaining AutoCAD 3D drawings that compile to create aset of construction drawings ready for agency approval.
  • Coordinate with internal team members and applicable members of the greater Project Delivery Team  (architects, landscape architects, traffic consultants, etc) to deliver successful projects.
  • Review engineering drawings and designs to ensure adherence to various municipalities specifications and standards.
  • Assist with the development, implementation, and maintenance of CAD standards across the Civil/Land Development Group.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Associate degree in drafting or engineering technology.
  • A minimum of five (15) years of experience as a CADD designer (AutoCAD Civil3D) with civil design, and specifically, land development experience.
  • Strong working experience with current versions of AutoCAD and using the Civil 3D package to create surfaces, alignments and profiles.
  • High attention to detail, good organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrate a keen eye for quality and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Have the ability and the vision to take a project from early stages planning to final approved plans.
  • Understanding a variety of land development design concepts, practices and procedures including drainage, earthwork, streets and utilities and have the knowledge to correctly implement these features of the project.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and desire to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced, fluid working environment.

The projected range for this position is $95,000-$128,000 annually. Depending upon other factors, i.e., skills, experience, location, market conditions, the range may vary slightly.


This posting is anticipated to close on June 15th, 2024.


Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employees. So if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.

Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and ability to pass a driving record background check.


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.


*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.


*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.


Notice to Third Party Recruiters:  Dewberry only compensates job placement recruiters that have a valid Dewberry-approved written agreement in place for recruiting services. Dewberry does not compensate third party recruiters for unsolicited job placement candidate information.


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