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Structural CAD Designer (2-5 Years)

Company: Coffman Engineers, Inc.
Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Company Description

The Bay Area office of Coffman Engineers was established in 2014 after Coffman had been providing engineering services in this area for many years. Since then, we have grown organically to include four different engineering disciplines working in many different market sectors. We've built the culture of the company in a distinct way. Our staff acts like family, and we enjoy working together and spending time together taking part in events such as axe throwing, picnics, camping, and community service activities.

Our Bay Area office is conveniently located near Lake Merritt in Oakland in a 9-story office building. Our office space is 3 blocks from a BART station, and close to a wide variety of restaurants and breweries, the lake itself, and all that downtown Oakland has to offer. Also located nearby are San Francisco, ocean beaches, and redwood groves. We welcome the dedicated and the driven to join us

Job Description

Coffman Engineers' is seeking a Structural CAD Designer to join our team in applying engineering and drafting skills to a variety of diverse and challenging projects. The successful candidate will work within the structural engineering department to lead the successful development of design packages. This position may require supporting project work for other disciplines (civil and fire protection) and occasional travel to various office or project locations.

In addition to functioning as the Structural Designer, for some projects the candidate may be the overall project CAD lead and will coordinate with other discipline engineers and designers to produce a multidiscipline engineering design package for client submittal. The candidate will also develop drawings in conformance with project specifications, client CAD standards, scope of work, design parameters, codes, and industry practices with the ability to deliver complete and accurate design packages.

The position is hybrid where the staff are in-person three days a week (minimum) and have the option to work remotely two days a week. The optional remote workdays of the week are currently Thursday and Friday. These guidelines are reassessed periodically.


Requirements Include:

  • Graduation from a certified CAD training program or a Technical/Associates degree in engineering or related field (preferred).
  • 5 or more years of progressive experience in AutoCAD and 3D software (Revit preferred) for commercial and industrial design projects.
    Proficiency in:
    • Supporting and leading design and drawing package development on multidiscipline projects.
    • Setting up new projects utilizing the AutoCAD sheet set manager (preferred), template files and dynamic referencing.
    • Coordinating with clients and outside design team members on drafting standards and file exchanges.
    • Creating and updating Revit models of buildings.
    • Coordinating design submittals. You will publish drawings in multiple formats and deliver or upload digital files to clients.
    • Providing quality assurance of final design packages and upload into client document management systems.
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to travel to job sites as needed.

      Expected hourly wage of $42.00 - $49.00.
      This position is not eligible for sponsorship.

      Additional Information

      Office Logistics:

      Coffman is in compliance with the requirements of State and Local mandates related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Measures will be put in place to encourage social distancing between employees and with visitors to the office. The ability of the applicant to comply with these methods of working are a requirement of the position. We take seriously the health and welfare of all our employees and expect mindful cooperation with current social norms, including the above work practices.

      COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

      At this time, Coffman Engineers is subject to various state and client COVID-19 vaccination mandates in order to work on certain projects. In addition, there are two federal mandates pending which are under review by the United States legal system. If either mandate is implemented, it would impact Coffman employees.

      Therefore, we will ask you about your COVID-19 vaccination status upon hire. If you choose not to be vaccinated for COVID-19, or request and are denied a medical or religious exemption, or we are unable to accommodate you even with an approved exemption, or you do not wish to inform us of your COVID-19 vaccination status, our ability to continue your employment may be impacted.

      Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of transition in our country. If you have any questions about these mandates or any other questions generated by this message, please contact the HR Representative with whom you have been working.

      Why You Want To Work Here

      You could choose to work anywhere, so why work at Coffman Engineers? Because we are different - our culture sets us apart. Simply stated, we are a group of creative, high-performing people who like working together and believe that what we do makes a difference. Employees say that it feels like working with a group of friends in a small office while enjoying the benefits and perks of working for a large firm. Our culture isn't the only thing that makes us different, but it drives everything we do.

      Coffman offer a comprehensive benefits plan, flexible PTO program, an open collaborative environment, professional development, community opportunities, and lively employee activities. But the best part of working here is being in an environment that allows you to be yourself, be respected, work alongside other intelligent motivated people, and have some good hearty fun while you impact the built environment around you!

      Don't take our word for it. Check out what others are saying:


      Coffman at a Glance:
      • 44 years in business
      • 682 employees serving clients throughout the U.S. and overseas from more than 22 locations
      • Multi-discipline engineering services plus corrosion control, commissioning and project/construction management
      • #34 Top 80 Engineering Firms, Building Design + Construction, 2022
      • #29 Zweig Group Hot Firm List, Zweig Group, 2021
      • #157 Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record, 2022

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        This position is direct with Coffman Engineers; we are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled individuals.

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