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Senior CAD Technician

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North Vancouver, BC
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Build Bridges With Us.

Buckland & Taylor, with six offices in North America, is a leading bridge engineering firm with an international reputation for excellence. A world leader in the design, evaluation, rehabilitation and construction engineering of long and medium span bridges, we are a highly successful, growing and expanding organization. To support our high profile North American projects and aggressive growth, we are seeking an experienced Senior CAD Technician to join our team in our North Vancouver office.


Role Summary

The incumbent will be part of a highly professional team that provides Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) detailing expertise on numerous bridge design projects.


Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prepares advanced engineering drawings of plans, elevations, cross sections and details of bridge structures from rough sketches and/or from general engineering design information, according to established standards and procedures;
  • Performs complex design/drafting assignments requiring advanced working knowledge of design/drafting standards, practices and techniques;
  • Completes advanced technical assignments that require creativity and judgment;
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with other CAD Technicians and Engineers;
  • Leads CAD teams for projects of all size and complexity, including large complex design/build projects;
  • Actively promotes and contributes to the successful completion of projects from initial concept, through the planning process, to implementation;
  • Assumes responsibility and meets or exceeds deliverable deadlines for own portion of the project scope, schedule and budget;
  • Compiles data and performs dimensional and routine calculations required for the preparation of drawings;
  • Mentors CAD Technicians and supervises their work on a project-by-project basis;
  • Shares technical expertise of CAD software knowledge with others;
  • Checks and reviews drawings; and
  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications and Skills Required

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant design/drafting experience, with at least 5 years bridge design/drafting experience required
  • Advanced experience in the use of AutoCAD and/or MicroStation with 3D modeling and/or BIM experience required
  • Strong attention to detailing of complex bridge components with experience in steel detailing, concrete, reinforcement, etc.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the proficient use of MS Office tools (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Ability to lead a technical team on a large design/build or similar project
  • Ability to assign work and supervise intermediate and junior CAD technicians
  • Ability to coach, mentor and influence staff at all levels
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Superior planning and organizational skills with the ability to work under pressure on multiple project deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to see a project through to completion
  • Sound decision making skills
  • Ability to work with staff located remotely
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Experience with design/build projects preferred


Buckland and Taylor offers the opportunity to work on some of the most recognized and prestigious bridge projects in the world. By joining our team, you will become a part of history and your work will be a marvel to generations for years to come. We offer competitive benefits and compensation, as well as a healthy work/life balance for our employees.


Application Procedure

If you are interested in the above mentioned position, please submit a resume and cover letter to   careers@b-t.com quoting SCT1435 - 01 in the subject line. If your interest and qualifications meet the requirements of the position, you will be contacted directly by a member of the HR Department. Please note that due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to get back to each candidate individually about the status of his or her application.


Buckland & Taylor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.