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Senior CAD Designer

  • Location: Naperville, 60564
  • Compensation: $80,000-$110,000/yr
  • Job Type:Direct Hire

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Expiration Date: 22 February 2024
  • Job Ref: 23265

Per Se Group is searching for a top-notch Senior CAD Designer to work with our client,  who is utilizing climate technology to accelerate America’s energy transition to a clean, thriving economy by building an uncommon hydropower platform.  If you think of yourself as a curious  learner and are passionate about making a significant climate contribution as they design and deploy thoughtful hydropower facilities, we want you.  


  • Work closely with the team’s Engineers  (architectural, civil/structural, hydrotechnical, mechanical, and electrical) to support the design and layout of new and existing hydropower facilities.  
  • Perform engineering analysis, prepare concepts and details, and direct preparation of design drawings in 2D and 3D environments utilizing AutoCAD and Revit.  
  • Develop preliminary Hydroelectric and Hydraulic Structure project layouts, 
  • Provide civil/ site design and drafting support, and preliminary electrical drafting support during project development to support the Project Development pipeline.  
  • Review topographic surveys, point cloud data, and land rights legal descriptions, and reconcile with project constraints map/ project layout.
  • Perform preliminary grading and earthwork calculations to support the project bidding process. 
  • Assist in civil related design or reviews of road, civil excavations, temporary structures, tie back walls, cofferdams plans and profiles, mass grading, earthwork take-offs, material quantity take-offs, and erosion control.

Preferred Skills and Expertise
  • High school diploma and associate or bachelor’s degree.
  • Graduate from a Civil Engineering or Land Surveying program preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant technical and/or design experience; utility-scale solar power plant design desirable.
  • Advanced proficiency with BIM, AutoCAD, Revit and Civil3D software.
  • Working knowledge/ experience with GIS data and platforms.
  • Basic understanding of civil, electrical, and structural design/ drafting as it relates to Hydroelectric and Hydraulic Structure projects.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Notepad.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate a motor vehicle and possession of a valid driver’s license.


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