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CAD Designer

CAD Designer job overview

A CAD designer uses computer software to create detailed and precise construction plans. They attend meetings with clients to understand project specifications, collaborate with the team to allocate resources, create a timeline, and draft 2D and 3D construction plans using design software, such as AutoCAD. Additional responsibilities include researching and choosing the best material properties for modeling, stress-testing models to evaluate the structure’s resiliency, communicating progress on the project with project managers and clients, and revising designs as necessary based on client feedback. CAD designers who specialize in the construction industry generally work with developers, construction companies, or architectural firms.

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CAD Designer job summary

We’re hiring a creative, full-time CAD designer to bring our clients’ architectural dreams to life! You’ll serve as the primary architectural drafter for our company, utilizing design software to produce 2D and 3D designs. Communication is vital for this position as you’ll work directly with clients and incorporate their feedback into your designs. Our ideal applicant has a passion for delivering incredible customer service and is an experienced design engineer with extensive knowledge of surface and solid modeling. If you are detail-oriented, want to grow your career in construction, and love seeing a project through to the end, we want to hear from you. Apply today!


Ashburn, VA
CAD Designer responsibilities
  • Attend preliminary meetings with the client to understand the project specifications and scope
  • Work with construction team members to establish a timeline and budget for the design
  • Use design software to produce 2D and/or 3D designs, depending on the complexity of the project
  • Research material properties in large databases to identify the best materials for modeling
  • Perform simulations and stress tests on all 3D models before prototyping
  • Notify superintendents and project managers of the design’s progress and when the designs are complete
  • Get feedback from the client and construction managers and revise designs as needed
CAD Designer qualifications
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent experience in design, architecture, construction engineering, or similar field is preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in architectural design
  • Advanced knowledge of architectural design software, such as AutoCAD, AutoDesk BIM, Solidworks, 3DS Max, Chief Architect Premier: Construction Drawings, SketchUp, and Lumion
  • Possess a firm grasp on the industry as a whole and stay up-to-date on evolving trends in architectural technologies
  • Stellar attention to detail, teamwork abilities, communication skills, and organizational skills
CAD Designer compensation

$56,039 (National Average)

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