CAD Designer/Drafter

Rizzo Associates    Pittsburgh, PA
Job Description

RIZZO International, Inc. (RIZZO) is a specialized global engineering and consulting firm. We provide structural and foundation engineering services, which includes performing complex structural and geotechnical analyses using state-of-the-art engineering software, soil and material testing for a wide variety of heavy civil works projects. Our capabilities extend to all construction materials, and senior-level staff members participate in code and standard committees, provide peer review and independent consulting services for organizations such as ASTM, ASCE, ACI, EPRI, FERC, and NRC.

Our engineers, scientists and technicians focus on Analysis and Design, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Water Resources, Hydrology and Hydrogeological Engineering, QA Inspection, Materials’ Testing and Construction Management/Support. RIZZO provides these on variety of projects including power plants, dams, and specialty structures. The firm, originally founded in 1984 as Paul C. Rizzo Associates, employs technical and design professional staff, many with advanced degrees in their respective areas of expertise. The Company’s Global Headquarters is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with other US offices in Colorado, New Mexico, South Carolina, and the New York City metro area. Our testing laboratory is located in Colorado. The Firm also utilizes full service offices in the Czech Republic and South Africa serving local clients.

Our success is directly connected to our most valuable asset, the employees. RIZZO’s core values continue to attract the highest quality personnel for the highest quality of projects. Our culture is one of dedication and commitment, where we set the standard for excellence. RIZZO hires those who thrive on demanding work and challenging opportunities.

As we continue to utilize the decades of experience housed within our company, we are constantly working with the next generation that will lead us into the future and continue our success.

We are presently seeking a CAD Designer/Drafter to work in our Pittsburgh, PA and Tarrytown, NY offices.


  • Creation of construction layout drawings
  • Site layouts, earthwork, quantity takeoff, and grading plans (e.g. structures, plant support information, roads, fencing, etc.)
  • Layout of field investigation (e.g. borings, wells, geophysical test points, survey points, etc.)
  • Subsurface cross sections and topographical profiles
  • Prepare construction as-built drawings
  • Preparation of report figures
  • Surveying or construction site field work if necessary
  • Structural design and fabrication drawings
  • Domestic and international travel to project sites or proposed sites, as necessary
  • Contribute innovative and practical contributions to project designs to meet client needs

Skills & Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with AutoCAD Civil3D 2016 or later
  • CAD certification from technical school or training organization
  • Minimum 3 years of related CAD experience in the civil engineering and/or construction industries (land development/construction work experience desired)
  • Demonstrate ability to interact with technical staff (engineers, scientists, etc.)
  • Must demonstrate the ability to contribute innovative and practical contributions to project designs to meet client needs
  • A strong understanding of urgency and deadlines
  • Ability to complete work with minimal oversight
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Experience with structural design and fabrication drawings (reinforced concrete and steel design)
  • Experience with industrial facility layout and design, including excavation and site grading
  • Experience with ArcGIS
  • Survey experience preferred

Please note that the General Questions portion of the application/resume submittal must be complete for full consideration.

EEOC Disclaimer: RIZZO International, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer in that our policy, in accordance with Federal and State laws, prohibits employment discrimination solely on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, or disability except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:01:31 GMT

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