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Who we are:
We are a water-focused engineering consulting firm, certified as a Great Place to Work® based on feedback from our community of over 230 team members and ranked top three in the AEC Advisors 2021 Diversity Index Top Firms. Since 1990, our mission has been to be the water firm of choice for both our clients and our team. Over the years we have built upon that mission and now integrate a host of high-quality services in groundwater, water supply, water and wastewater treatment, water infrastructure, stormwater, recycled water, construction management, and operations technology from our multiple locations in the west. As a team, we work with our clients to understand their true needs. Our long-term relationships are based on integrity, partnership, and high-value solutions. In 2023 and beyond, West Yost is advancing water resources for future generations and living our core values every day.
Our commitment to quality begins with our hiring practices. We employ the most talented team members in our industry from all backgrounds. We are highly selective of the individuals we choose to represent the firm, seeking only those individuals whose technical abilities and commitment to client service matches our vision for excellence. We are dedicated to our number one asset, our employees. Because we are employee-owned, we are responsible for and rewarded by our own success. Come to West Yost where, with our support, you’ll do the best work of your life.
Compensation range: $56,280 - $84,420 for Lake Oswego, OR (West Yost uses geographic salary differentials that would apply for candidates in other regions).
OTHER LOCATION(s): Davis, CA and Sacramento, CA.
We provide a comprehensive array of valuable benefits to protect your health, your family, and your way of life. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, health saving accounts (with West Yost contribution), paid vacation, paid sick leave and holidays, two employee assistance programs, travel assistance program, 401(k) profit sharing with employer match, leaves of absence with additional supplemental paid time off, parental leave, life and AD&D insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and even pet insurance.
BASIC JOB FUNCTION
The CAD Designer/Operator is a key member of the engineering team, with responsibility for product designs and various projects in the public sector. They will collaborate with a team of civil engineers and project managers to provide outstanding engineering designs and construction documents.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES (IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE)
Develop 2D and 3D designs, drawings, plans, exhibits, and maps using CAD, Civil 3D and Revit under the guidance of the engineering team and project manager.
Complete construction drawings for water and wastewater projects involving underground utilities including plan and profile, pumping and booster station, water and wastewater treatment plant mechanical, structural and electrical and instrumentation and control systems, land development, commercial buildings, roadways, and storm water projects.
Make calculations as necessary.
Update, revise, and scale designs as necessary according to client feedback. Work with other internal teams to get designs approved and executed.
Assist with compliance with zoning laws and local, state and federal regulations.
Develop specialized knowledge surrounding water management systems (sewers, storm drains, flood control, and more).
Certification from a college or technical school or an Associate degree in CAD Design.
1+ year(s) of experience in CAD design for the A/E/C industry
Proficient with AutoCAD, Revit, Civil 3D, and other 3D software programs. Familiarity with BIM and MicroStation are a plus.
Basic knowledge of MS Office including Word and Excel.
Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
Must effectively communicate with all project team members
A day in the life:
Our team has the option to design their ideal work arrangements, flexible to their needs, while still maintaining access to our local office teams; this provides the opportunity to connect with colleagues in the office environment. Our remote, hybrid and office-based team members all have access to local and company-wide events, our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workgroup, Culture Workgroup, Wellness Workgroup, book clubs, charitable giving and community service, firm-wide resources, peer groups (young professionals & middlers group), and mentorship and leadership programs. We support and foster your career success and encourage you to be in control of your future with us.
Other unique benefits:
You’ll be provided with support in on-going education through our 529 college savings plan/student loan repayment program, tuition reimbursement, paid professional memberships, paid training, and Leadership Academy programs. You’ll be recognized for your contributions at West Yost through milestone anniversary benefits, peer to peer recognition programs, the potential for employee stock ownership, annual monetary and paid time off bonuses, performance-based bonus eligibility, merit increase eligibility, and employee referral bonuses. We also offer a wellness reimbursement, remote work options, and flexible schedules. You’ll experience many opportunities to connect with your colleagues through our annual company-wide monthly staff meetings, annual in-person All Staff meeting, Duck Dinner, company camping events, company celebrations, and other company-sponsored events.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
West Yost provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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