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Senior AutoCAD Designer – Land Development

 Van Harten Surveying and Engineering is located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, with offices in Guelph, Waterloo, and Orangeville. We are a company that has grown and evolved from our original land surveying roots in 1968, into a well-respected multi-disciplined professional surveying and consulting engineering firm. Our firm offers a wide range of services to a wide range of clients, and we always strive to provide an excellent level of service.


At Van Harten, we offer employees a friendly, healthy, and engaging workplace environment with our wellness-focused corporate culture, community-oriented mentality, and commitment to our employees’ success. Join a culture that facilitates connections, fosters career growth, and supports the local community.


Due to continued growth within our engineering department, Van Harten has an immediate Full-Time opportunity for a Senior AutoCAD Designer at our Guelph office. This detail-oriented person would be a highly motivated leader who has strong organizational and time management skills, and possess the ability to generate and design various engineering drawings. The successful candidate will possess the ability to utilize software programs such as AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D, while mentoring and overseeing other drafters.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Prepare civil engineering drawings utilizing AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D

  • Complete Site Plan and Plan of Subdivision design calculations, grading design, and servicing design utilizing AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D

  • Check and verify design drawings to ensure conformance with engineering design specifications

  • Prepare earthworks calculations and quantity takeoffs

  • Help establish and maintain AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D standards within the engineering department

  • Provide oversight of other AutoCAD operators and act as a mentor as needed

  • Lead the continuous training of other AutoCAD drafters

  • Manage the workflow between designers/project managers and other AutoCAD drafters

  • Other duties as assigned by manager


Candidate Requirements:


  • Graduate of a recognized University or College in a related discipline

  • 5 -10 years of experience in a professional engineering environment that has utilized AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D

  • Knowledge of surfaces, grading, earthworks, and pipe networks is considered essential

  • Exceptional leadership skills and experience in a Project Management role, overseeing others and managing workloads

  • Familiar with engineering design standards as they relate to land development

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

  • Ability to supervise others and efficiently manage workloads


Van Harten Surveying offers a variety of benefits, which include:


  • Extended health care

  • Dental coverage

  • Pension plan

  • Annual bonus

  • Wellness program

  • Education program

  • Staff social events

Compensation will depend on the experience and skill set of the successful candidate.


Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available upon request.


We thank all applicants for their interest and ensure complete confidentiality. Please note that only those candidates under consideration for this position will be contacted.


Residential Construction Survey (Form)

Rural Estate Property (Form)

Subdivision Property (Form)

Residental Site Plan Orders

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