Intermediate Civil/Structural Designer


Intermediate Civil/Structural Designer

Location: Dickinson, TX
Type: Full-Time and Part-Time


Job Description Summary:

CSA Designer at this level are expected to be able to perform design related work as assigned by the supervisor with guidance from Engineers and Sr. Designers. They are expected to provide leadership, supervision, and training to junior designers and drafters.



  • Assist in developing engineering manhour estimates
  • Develop conceptual layouts and material take-offs for TIC estimates
  • Conceptualize plans, details and sections to accurately convey construction or fabrication requirements
  • Prepare and develop 2D and/or 3D CAD designs under the supervision of the Lead Piping Designer
  • Incorporate vendor supplied drawing information into project drawings.
  • Extract Structural plans and elevations from 3D models
  • Prepare the Bill of Material
  • Communicate and interface with other engineering disciplines
  • Participate in CAD model reviews as required
  • Participate in project meetings
  • Must be able to travel to field project locations and to prepare field sketches, take dimensions, perform surveys, etc.
  • Assemble design packages for Review, Bids, Approval, Construction, etc.
  • Write Job Notes/Letters of Instruction/Scope of Work documents



  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum of two (2) CAD classes
  • College drafting degree or certificate preferred
  • Proficient in current releases of AutoCAD, CADWorx 3D, Navisworks, LFM, and Microsoft Office software
  • Working knowledge of industry/regulatory codes and standards
  • Familiar with the use of civil/structural specifications, administrative and technical practices, design instructions, plot plans, and interpreting vendor information
  • Able to conceptualize and develop designs with some instruction from engineers and Sr. Designers
  • Able to write concise Job Notes/Scope of work documents in narrative form
  • Civil/Structural design experience in heavy industrial environment such as Refineries, Chemical Plants and gas processing
  • Knowledge of pipe support requirements and piping flexibility
  • Be highly motivated and eager to contribute to the continual improvement of effective and efficient design/drafting skills
  • Five (5) or more years CAD experience, preferably in petrochemical/chemical plants and refineries. Prefer some field work experience and field note taking


Work Environment & Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Approximately 80% office work and 20% work in operating process facilities and other remote field locations.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, climb ladders and stairs (at least one flight) and sit for extended periods of time at a computer.  Fluently expressing and exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.  The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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The above description covers the fundamental responsibilities of the Intermediate CSA Designer position. It shall not be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental, or similar duties which may be required from day-to-day.


Chemic Engineers & Constructors Inc. (Chemic) is dedicated in providing a Safe and Drug Free work environment; and is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


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