Design Technician – Land Development
HR Green is seeking an experienced Design Technician for our Denver, CO office! Design Technicians at HR Green uses CADD software to prepare detailed construction drawings, topographical profiles, and related maps and specifications used in planning, design and construction of engineering and architectural projects. Working closely with engineering, architecture, and other staff, Design Technicians determine design criteria, drawing sequence and presentation, size various system components and refine rough sketches and notes to include material quantities and equipment specifications obtained from standard calculations and vendor catalogues.
HR Green benefits programs features comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance, 401K with company match, Paid Time Off, a generous Educational Assistance program, annual paid volunteering time, work-life balance scheduling options, and fitness program reimbursements. Professional development is woven into the fabric of HR Green as we offer flexible career path options, in-house training programs, and incentives for professional registrations and public speaking.
Please review the detailed position description below!
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Completes detailed drawings from sketches and/or written/verbal instructions.
• Revises drawings and completes standard calculations used in the completion of engineering or architectural plans.
• Plots maps and charts showing profiles and cross-sections, indicating relation of topographical contours and elevations to buildings, retaining walls, tunnels, overhead power lines, and other structures.
• Develops detailed drawings of structures and installations such as buildings, roads, culverts, fresh water supply, sewage disposal systems, and dikes.
• Participates, as needed, in design meetings with engineering and client staff to fully understand expected project outcomes.
• May accompany survey crew or field technicians as needed in order to locate grading markers, collect data required for revision of construction drawings, and/or perform engineering tests.
• Works under the guidance of “lead” design technicians and/or engineers to complete assigned work within budgeted timeframes.
• Works with company developed CADD standards in order to establish projects in a manner which increases the ability of other technicians or location personnel to assist with project design.
• Reviews own work and may review the work of Design Technicians for completeness and accuracy prior to submitting to Project Manager or engineering staff for review.
Education and/or Experience
• Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school
• Preferred: 3+ years of related experience
• Must be proficient in AutoCAD/Civil-3D and Microsoft Office.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EXTENT OF AUTHORITY
Works cooperatively with other Design Technicians and Engineers. May profice leadership/ direction to Jr Design Technician staff. May communicate with clients on a limited basis as directed/authorized by the Project Manager, and communicates with subcontractors on specific technical and/or non-technical issues, but is not authorized to make commitments on behalf of the company. Responsible for completion of tasks, reports, and plans, but is not authorized to sign/seal completed plans as an authorized representative of the company.
RELATIONSHIP TO OTHERS
The position reports directly to the designated Group Manager with the day-to-day direction of Project Engineers, Project Managers or other staff for assigned projects. Works to quickly and accurately solve assigned tasks, but is expected to seek guidance from senior engineering staff for non-standard and non-routine issues. Has limited contact with external clients unless assigned to do so by a project manager or other senior engineering staff. Cooperates with Senior CADD and Field Technicians in the completion of assigned tasks.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES
There is no special certification or licensing requirements for this position.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is primarily performed in a standard office setting. Field assignments may be required. While performing work in an office environment, the position requires the use of office equipment. Equipment includes, but is not limited to, computer, telephone, fax machine, copier, printer, etc. The noise level in the office is moderate. While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to stand, sit, talk and hear. Must frequently orally convey detailed or important information, instructions or ideas intelligently, accurately and quickly. Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive information. Average, ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or see computer screen.
While executing the duties of this job, the employee is required to: stand, bend, sit, kneel, lift, reach and move about quickly and safely in construction projects and business office work locations. Read handwritten, typed or machine generated text, graphical and statistical material without aides other than eyeglasses and/or contact lenses.
While performing field assignments, the employee is required to work in extreme weather conditions (heat, cold, snow, rain) for extended periods of time and stand for 8 to 12 hours per day. Exposure to extreme heat and humidity working outdoors; temperature swings from indoor air-conditioning to outdoors, extreme noise and dust from construction equipment and hand tools at sites; mechanical and radiation hazards at industrial and construction sites; electrical hazards of electrical wiring; explosive hazards; fumes and odors of gases and exhaust; dust of environment; toxic chemicals and waste. This work requires standing on uneven terrain. Employees must also be able to and lift and move a minimum of 30 lbs., Hand eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and other office equipment as required. The employee is also required to kneel, crouch, and bend and to operate the full range of equipment that is typically required of this job class without special aides.
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
HR Green is proud to be an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law.