• Designer/Drafter Technician II (CAD Technician)

    Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis | US-ND-Fargo | US-TX-San Antonio
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
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  • Overview

    Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service. 


    Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.


    It all starts with our exceptional people and exceptional teams. Mortenson has been voted a "best place to work" over 40 times regionally since 2002…


    …What are you waiting for?!


    Mortenson is currently seeking an experienced Designer/Technician II to join our Engineering Services team, with the ability to interact with a variety of staff at all levels in an ever-changing environment, remaining flexible, resourceful, proactive and efficient with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.  



    Primary responsibilities include generating engineered models for HV & MV substation and battery storage projects by creating, implementing, and supporting drafting / design processes that increase cost savings and efficiencies in pre-construction and construction activities. This individual supports an integrated construction platform strategy for high voltage transmission, and other power projects of any size, to maximize the efficiency of construction projects from the initial concept to facility turnover.

    • Candidate will be responsible for working closely with other engineering, design, estimating, and construction team members to coordinate overall design package and requirements.
    • Provide CADD/Designer support for proposals, estimating, procurement, construction and design change scoping packages in support of the engineering process by generating design content with a focus on value and design optimizations.
    • At the direction of the Lead engineer or Engineer project principle, develops and issues design packages for review and construction, provides technical drafting support in the creation of construction drawing sets, compile engineering data from drawings or field notes, perform arithmetic computations using specified formulas, providing direction and guidance to other drafters and designers, insure design schedules are met including regularly providing project status updates.
    • Candidate will be responsible for performing a broad scope of Designer assignments of moderate difficulty and CADD assignments of high difficulty.
    • Create 2D design control models to create a seamless integration that flows from procurement, to design, thru construction, and project close out that increases efficiencies and productivity.
    • Ensure data quality assurance and maintains a variety of related records, databases & reports.
    • Follow and develop CADD design/drafting standards.
    • May include, but is not limited to, implementing Mortenson BIM/VDC uses: existing conditions modeling, design reviews, 3D visualization, 3D control planning, digital fabrication, and record modeling.


    Required Skills:

    • Two or more years in the T&D, Utility, EPC or design and construction industry is preferred. 
    • Experience creating and analyzing schematics, one lines, wiring diagrams in association with 3D design drawings and models.
    • Strong verbal and graphic communication ability.
    • Willingness to be given instruction and follow through with production.
    • Self-Starter with the ability to follow through, work independently and within a team.
    • Vigor and desire to learn new processes and technologies.
    • Exceptional ability to analyze and understand results.
    • Attention to detail and high quality professional level final work product.
    • Strong understanding of electrical construction processes.
    • Possess technical knowledge of power engineering design and documentation.
    • Strong knowledge and ability to use computer aided design.
    • Manage and facilitate design coordination cross disciplines.
    • Maintain high level of competency of software through continued use and training.

    Desired Proficiencies:

    • Proficiency in the use of computer-aided design (CADD) software with advanced software (2D & 3D) experience.
    • Minimum 2 – 5 years’ related work experience as a practicing designer/technician in Autodesk AutoCAD, Electrical and Vault.  Working Experience of AutoCAD Inventor is a bonus.
    • Proficient in CADD theories and principles.


    • Graduate with an Associate’s degree in CADD is preferred or two-year technical degree in Engineering Technology or equivalent.  Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or other related degree from an accredited college or university is also desirable as well as appropriate additional and continuing educational courses. 

     Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.





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