Staff CAD Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

Currently, HGL is seeking two Computer Aided Design (CAD) Specialist to join our team in St. Louis FUSRAP Sites in St. Louis, Missouri. HydroGeoLogic, Inc.(HGL) is an industry leader with over 32 years of experience providing comprehensive environmental engineering services by implementing innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions that address today’s environmental, infrastructure, and natural resource challenges. HGL provides environmental engineering, remediation, and construction services, as well as Military Munitions Response Program support to the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, and other federal and state government clients. HGL is one of the few companies that remain committed to research and development, offering a dynamic work environment for creative, energetic professionals.


The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Working with the Project Manager, Engineers, Geologists, Operations Managers, Civil Surveyors, and other technical staff in the preparation of drawings, designs, and figures associated with technical documents.
  • Organization, communication, attention to detail, and design skills will be essential to efficiently produce quality products, while meeting schedules on multiple, concurrent tasks.
  • Design products will primarily support ongoing remedial construction activities at multiple FUSRAP sites including investigation, impacted soil excavation, utility modifications, and property restoration.
  • Technical support will be required during design, planning, implementation, and completion (as-built) project phases.
  • Must be able to execute multiple projects and tasks concurrently.
  • Local travel in the St. Louis area will be required.

Required Skills

Required skills include:

  • Strong knowledge of and demonstrated experience with AutoCAD (release 2014 or above);
  • working knowledge of, and work experience with Autodesk Civil 3D and/or Carlson Civil software.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • able to work with and maintain confidential information;
  • able to work under detailed quality assurance/quality control programs.
  • Must be able to maintain CAD standards and drawing layer management.

Preferred Skills

Experience and working knowledge related to the integration of AutoCAD with ArcGIS. Previous experience supporting a variety of remedial construction activities

Required Experience

A minimum of 4 years of experience performing the duties of a civil CAD Operator is required.  Experience developing and working with surveying/mapping data, state-plane coordinates, grading plans, utility drawings and locations, vertical and horizontal alignments, cross-sections, three-dimensional surfaces, and earthwork volumes for civil design projects is required.

Preferred Experience

Previous experience performing the duties of a civil CAD Operator for large remediation projects is preferred. Experience with drawings associated with deep excavations, structural bracing and creek/river excavation is preferred.  Experience with real-time data acquisition, including GIS, is preferred. Experience analyzing field sketches and notes to prepare drawings in a fast-paced environment is a plus.

Required Education

This position requires a High School Diploma plus a minimum of 2 years of additional training or education in the area of specialization.

Preferred Education

Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in science, engineering-related field of study preferred.

Required Qualifications

Demonstrated proficiency in AutoCAD and ability to apply project-specific CAD Standards to design plans.

Preferred Qualifications

Proficiency applying design drawing standards and meeting quality assurance/quality control requirements associated with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers remediation or construction projects is preferred.


A pre-hire drug test is required, and some positions may require a fit-for-duty baseline physical. Position requires U.S. citizenship.

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