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Civil Designer

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We’re one of the largest and most diverse firms of our kind in the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices, delivering projects in 150 countries.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defense, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.

Job Description

Our Charleston, WV office is seeking a civil designer to join our team.
  • Develops designs and drawings from verbal instructions, preliminary layouts, sketches or marked-up prints utilizing conventional drawing tools for water, wastewater and or site civil projects.
  • Performs drafting to accepted company and national standards e.g., symbols, nomenclatures, engineering terms, etc.
  • Prepares design modifications from provided sketches and data when prototypes are not available.
  • Exercises sound judgment in design or concept methods.
  • Prepare reports for estimates, programs, and evaluations.
  • Reviews and checks others' work, as requested.
  • Employs optimum use of procedures, standards, and reference information.
  • Makes freehand sketches of designs and ideas for use within the engineering environment.
  • Utilizes company equipment to achieve maximum quality and production.
  • Keeps abreast of improved drafting techniques, standards, practices, engineering procedures, and manufacturing capabilities to enhance discipline knowledge.
  • Informs supervisor/manager of difficult or obscure problems related to work.
  • Prepares preliminary layouts of complex assignments and defines drawings and information to facilitate assigned work of others.
  • Produces complete designs that require considerable discipline, knowledge and skills to plan and implement.
  • Develops specifications.
  • Assures that all necessary records, time keeping and reporting for design/drafting activities are maintained.
  • Represents design/drafting in meetings and participates in technical societies.
  • Works independently on assigned work with extreme latitude for individual action.
  • Checks and/or approves work of subordinates, including basic layouts, arrangements, designs, calculations, material, and equipment.
  • Serves as liaison with engineering, clients, and contractors.
  • Performs detailed shop drawing reviews.

Candidate Specification

5-10 years of experience in design for site civil or water/wastewater projects
Bachelors or Associates degree in engineering or engineering technology required
Must be proficient in AutoCad, Civil 3D and civil/site engineering design software.
GIS/GPS experience a preferred but not required
Experience with local clients, e.g. WVDOT preferred
Must be able to work independently in a deadline driven environment
Strong organization and team work skills are required

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