CAD Manager

Jacobs Engineering Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 months ago

The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client's local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Jacobs is one of the largest publicly traded (NYSE: JEC) and diverse providers of professional technical services in the world. Founded in 1947 with over 70,000 employees worldwide. The company's service portfolio consists of a comprehensive range of business solutions related to engineering, architecture, construction, operations and maintenance and scientific and specialty consulting.

Jacobs is currently looking for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Manager to join our growing team in Houston, TX, who will manage systems and production relating to Computer Aided Design system. You should be a self-motivated professional with experience in this role and have a desire to grow personally as well as professionally.

The CAD Manger will be responsible for the setup, configuration, production and management of Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems and plan production, which includes traditional 2D and 3D design systems, Building Information Management systems, and other related technologies. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Establish and set up project CAD production systems, templates and standards

  • Administer and supervise Project CAD delivery to relevant standards and process

  • Maintain CAD compliance and quality

  • Undertake production of CAD drawings in accordance with relevant drawing standards, work can be developed in a digitally intelligent 3D model environment for drawing generation

  • Manage and store drawings and other project deliverables in accordance with Jacobs Quality and CAD standards and other requirements

  • Review drawings in CAD and PDF deliverable formats for compliance

  • Resolve complex service delivery issues and complaints in an appropriate and timely manner in accordance with policies and procedures

  • Supervise and manage CAD delivery team in collaboration with wider project team

  • Mentor and develop design team members

  • Manage CAD responsibilities with various internal and external teams

  • Work with Project and Global technology leads regarding technical issues, design/drafting automation, and enhanced efficiency development

  • Develop, implement, and maintain CAD quality plans and assist in the delivery of large, fast paced, design build packages

  • Recommend best practices for global and project needs to increase workflow efficiencies

  • Maintain documentation of all developed and enhanced workflows

  • Coordinate with IT to solve local and project level problems as it relates to CAD deliverables and project technology needs

  • Other related duties as may be applicable and required


  • Minimum 10 years experience with high-end engineering technology related to Civil Infrastructure projects

  • Minimum of a degree or diploma in engineering or computer science

  • A certification in a relevant Engineering Tool or accreditation in industry standards an advantage

  • Significant experience working on projects within one or more AEC disciplines

  • Extensive experience in, and passionate about, the use and configuration of engineering applications (e.g., 2D/3D CAD, Civil 3D, CAE, Collaboration & Data and information Management)

  • Experience in Common Datasource Environments

  • Strong team work and good leadership and motivational capabilities

  • Excellent understanding of engineering work processes

  • Self-motivated and results focused, with the ability to work with minimal, remote supervision

  • Good written and oral communication, particularly English to facilitate working with a team located all over the globe

  • A fast learner with a strong attention to detail

  • A problem solving, conceptual thinker and able to work with complex systems

  • Ability to communicate, train, effect change and implement improvements

  • Experience with City of Houston, Harris County, HCFD is a plus.

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.


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CAD Manager

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