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CAD Designer/Assistant PM

  • Location: Chicago, 60007
  • Salary: 70000
  • Job Type:Direct Hire

Posted 25 days ago


Northside of Chicago construction firm 80+ years. This job goes beyond generating simple CAD drawings, including building lasting relationships. Uses CAD equipment to provide support to Project Managers by preparing layouts, detail drawings, assembly drawings, sketches & diagrams. Details to include all views and dimensions necessary for construction. Make copies of drawings and maintains information regarding changes to database. Solid understanding of drafting techniques and familiarity with Engineering terminology. Mechanical aptitude with ability to complete basic mathematical calculations. Familiarity of CAD/BIM equipment and relationship of CAD to BIM.



Other duties may be assigned. Uses computer assisted design/drafting (CAD) equipment and software to develop designs.

Create and revise construction drawings (detail and system drawings). Makes final sketch of proposed drawing, checking dimension of parts, materials to be used, relation of one part to another, and relation of various parts to whole structure or project.

Utilizes knowledge of various, engineering practices, mathematics, building materials, and other physical sciences to complete drawings. Drafts detailed Multiview drawings of construction details.

Draws finished designs from sketches. Responsible for maintaining an organized file system per our current set up. Collate submittals for projects and send out to appropriate clients.

Communicate with QA, Engineering, Architects and Manufacturing regarding new and revised prints. Work closely with all project managers, estimators, supervisors, and foreman on projects.

Correspond clearly and timely with clients and vendors on questions regarding drawings and/or other issues. Must be able to articulate clearly via emails, phone, and on-site meetings. Learning and understanding roofing and waterproofing product lines.

Maintain warranty paperwork/documents on projects. Understanding and being able to answer/resolve technical issues. Take action to resolve operational problems and minimize delays.

Distill relevant information from architectural, structural, and landscaping drawing sets. Develop original details which demonstrate a clear understanding of the architect’s design intent while simultaneously communicating our own design intent.

Communicate how roofing/waterproofing systems are installed with respect to surrounding trades. This includes phasing, chemical compatibility, protection, repair, and all manner of good practices. Submit RFI’s to reduce liability and prevent gaps in scope.

Paperwork for all warranties and closeout documentation. Must have a car to get to jobsites. Ability to make site visits to projects for field verification, project meetings on site. Ability to climb stairs or ladder.

Work with stakeholders at all levels, with direct responsibility for project planning with focus on budgeting and field operations. Assist in Coordination of material procurement and delivery, work on project close-out documents, other duties as assigned 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.


Education and/or Experience :

  • Bachelor’s preferred with 2-4 years relatable experience.
  • Associate degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school with minimum 3-4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • College degree in Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and math., and/or equivalent experience and training on CAD.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD
  • Proficiency Sketchup
  • BIM experience not required but helpful Construction background and Project Engineer a plus.

Spanish speaking a plus. Experience in construction, roofing/waterproofing drawings and understanding of materials a plus.

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