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Civil Infrastructure Designer

Work Location: Alexandria, Virginia
ID: 3296
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: 10%

For more than 70 years, Brown and Caldwell has been creating leading-edge environmental solutions for public agencies and private industry. We strive to be the environmental company of choice—to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. As a privately held firm with over 1,500 employee-owners in 50+ offices nationwide, the opportunity awaits for you to advance.


We have an exciting opportunity for a Civil Infrastructure Designer to join our Civil Design Discipline in our Alexandria Office.  You will work on projects to support buried infrastructure efforts for municipal, industrial and federal clients.  We offer a collaborative, multi-discipline environment to develop innovative, cost effective designs for new facilities, expansions, upgrades and retrofits.

Job Expectations:

In this role, you will work directly with engineers on 3D, multi-discipline designs for facilities primarily serving the water and wastewater industries utilizing Autodesk software (AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D and NavisWorks).  Project work includes; development of civil layout drawings of underground utility systems, grading, roads and buildings.  This position requires knowledge of gravity and pressure pipeline plan and profile development, cut and fill calculations, stream restoration designs, water quality infrastructure design and design of final grading.  Development of contract drawings, field investigations, and support during construction are also important.   

  • Use Autodesk programs to design 3D civil models for use by other design disciplines as well as contractors on projects for municipal, private industrial, and federal clients.
  • Prepare 3D models and layouts and perform final drafting tasks from general instructions or conceptual information.
  • Demonstrate skills with thorough knowledge of procedures, practices, and use of the Autodesk software, including; AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D programs.
  • Assist in design efforts for municipal projects related to water and wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, and pipelines.  Tasks include design, modeling and drafting, coordinating workload with engineering staff, and interacting with the design team, client, subcontractors, utilities, and teaming partners.
  • Work within company design standards and specifications to prepare drawings in conjunction with other design disciplines.

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in municipal and/or industrial civil design required
  • Knowledge and understanding of AutoCAD & AutoCAD Civil 3D software specific to gravity and pressure pipeline design, and general knowledge of earthwork and grading required
  • Experience implementing and maintaining project directories and file sharing protocol with subconsultants
  • Field/construction experience a plus
  • Arc GIS experience a plus
  • Experience using Bentley Systems Microstation CAD Software for design and drawing production a plus
  • Good technical skills with the ability to articulate ideas and concepts both visually and verbally essential
  • Effective oral and written communication essential
  • Demonstrated ability to use standard computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook required

Join, Grow, Have Fun

We’re growing and having fun while doing it. Brown and Caldwell provides a comprehensive benefits program and a culture that promotes employee performance and success. We recognize that you are looking for a career path with opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We have a strong focus on employee development and offer defined advancement through our Career Path Framework; tuition reimbursement; honorariums for papers and presentation as well as project management training (BC is a PMI Registered Education Provider). Our work environment promotes a flexible and collaborative culture, an extensive knowledge-sharing infrastructure and more. Our values of working hard and with integrity combined with learning, growing and having fun make Brown and Caldwell your employer of choice.

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.  

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