Senior BIM/CADD Specialist
Columbia, SC  / Greenville, SC  / Charleston, SC 
Posted 23 days ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR is looking for a Senior BIM/CADD Specialist to join our Transportation Business Group in South Carolina. This position may be based out of any of the following South Carolina HDR offices: Columbia, Charleston, or Greenville. On a day-to-day basis, the Senior BIM/CADD Specialist will be expected to:

* Work closely with design originators, preparing drawings or computer models of complex, or original designs that include multiple views, and detail drawings, and require considerable drafting skill to visualize and portray

* Work from sketches, computer models and verbal information supplied by an engineer or designer to determine the most appropriate views, detail drawings, and supplementary information needed to complete assignments

* Select required information from computer programs, manufacturers' catalogs and technical guides

* Provide advice on unusually difficult problems

* Occasionally interpret general designs prepared by others to complete minor details, may provide advice and guidance to lower level drafters or serve as coordinator and planner for large and complex drafting projects

* Be responsible for organizing assignments to ensure deadlines are met

* Prepare technical drawings for bridge design projects using your keen understanding of geometry and structure components along with direction provided by structural team members

* Understand reference/model file concept for preparation of construction drawing packages

* Manipulate multiple reference/model files to prepare specific discipline plan drawing and section/details

* Work independently, with minimum or no supervision from the engineer

* Able to interpret and incorporate client's CADD standards

* Use knowledge of tools and drafting to complete assigned tasks including 2D and 3D model development, completing design changes, general arrangement drawing production, redlining, plotting, and drafting using CADD platforms

* Perform design/drafting assignments, requiring advanced working knowledge of design/drafting standards, practices and techniques

* Ensure the proper filing of drawings

* Mentor less experienced CADD personnel and freely offers advice/knowledge and training of others


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
  • Technical degree or certification of completion in CADD design from an accredited technical institution
  • Proven hands-on experience in all aspects of developing drawings for highway and pedestrian bridges and other transportation structures using CAD software
  • Proficiency with MicroStation required
  • Basic use of Microsoft Office applications i.e., Excel, WORD, Outlook, Teams, etc.
  • Detail oriented with good organizational and planning skills
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with SCDOT CADD standards and policies
  • Local candidates are preferred


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-South Carolina-Columbia
Other Locations: United States-South Carolina-Greenville, United States-South Carolina-Charleston
Industry: Bridges
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Bridges and Structures
Job Posting: Dec 14, 2022

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
10+ years
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