CAD Designer (Dams & Mining)

    • AECOM Corp. - Worldwide
  • Denver, CO
  • Posted 40 days ago | Updated 1 hour ago


On Site
USD 90,000.00 - 115,000.00 per year
Full Time


AutoCAD Civil 3D
Professional development
Feasibility study
Data management
Civil engineering
Microsoft Excel
Google Earth
Digital asset management
Apache Storm
Building information modeling
Geographic information system
Autodesk Revit

Job Details

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world's most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

How will you make your mark?

At AECOM, our work in providing access to clean water enables communities to thrive and ecosystems to flourish, contributing to a resilient future. As a global leader in infrastructure consulting, we are at the forefront of significant water projects, with over 6,000 of the industry's best minds driving innovation and technical excellence. Together, we develop solutions that are not only best in the world, but best for the world.

With an acceleration in infrastructure investment, your bold ideas and global expertise have never been more crucial. Join our dynamic team, where innovation, career growth, and collaboration are celebrated. Enjoy the freedom to grow with customizable career paths, water-specific technical and professional development and the potential to contribute to transformational projects worldwide. Discover your #H2Opportunity


With a proud history spanning over 85 years and thousands of successful projects, our expertise in dam and reservoir engineering is unmatched. From feasibility studies to design, construction, and maintenance, we cover every aspect of the process, ensuring the longevity and safety of critical water infrastructure. As part of our team, you'll contribute to our legacy, bringing innovative solutions to life and making a meaningful impact on global water resources.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a CAD Specialist (Dams & Mining) in Denver, Colorado; Salt Lake City, Utah; or Sacramento, CA for a technical role working with engineers and project managers on a variety of projects within the Dams, Mining and Water Resources markets. Candidates can expect a diverse set of project challenges focused on heavy civil grading for large mines, dams, access roads and storm water management.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Extensive experience with Autodesk Civil 3D through release 2022, with an emphasis on complex and advanced surface modeling capabilities.

  • Ability to take general direction and simple sketches from engineers to then develop design criteria and progress through all stages of design.

  • Dams - Grading design and surface modeling for earth-fill, rockfill, conventional concrete and RCC embankments, quarries, spillways, outlet works, foundations and drains.

  • Civil/Site- Site development, access roads, drainage channels, jurisdictional and non-jurisdictional dams, slope stabilization, retaining walls, detention ponds, land development, surface drainage, and stream restoration.

  • Prepare detailed calculation packages for earthwork quantities, reservoir storage capacity, and tailing storage.

  • Ability to process a variety of data sources to build existing base surfaces from LiDAR, survey points, breaklines, DEMs, and contours.

  • Detailed understanding of coordinate systems and the ability to transform data from one system to another.

  • Data management of survey and client data through the project life cycle.

  • Works under limited supervision.

  • Performs both routine and non-routine, complex design assignments that require judgment in resolving issues or making recommendations.

  • Field and survey experience a plus.

  • Responsible for providing leadership and direction of specific CAD technologies assigned to the project team.

  • Leads the performance of investigations, studies, and the development of designs for a variety of large and complex infrastructure projects with a focus on Dams.

  • Prepare and effectively present technical and comprehensive reports verbally and in writing.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and 6+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong technical progression within civil engineering and design.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of industry standards.

  • Experience with other software a plus:

  • Civil3d; BIM360; ProjectWise; Microsoft Excel; Google Earth; NavisWorks; ESRI GIS, Blue Marble Global Mapper or other GIS applications

  • InfraWorks; Vehicle Tracking; ReCap; MicroStation OpenRoads; OpenGround; GeoPak; Revit

Additional Information


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $90,000.00 - $115,000.00.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle - from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We're the world's trusted global infrastructure firm, and we're in this together - your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you'll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm - access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10108972

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Digital & Engineering Technology

Work Location Model: Hybrid