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Actalent Civil Drafter in Grimes, Iowa


Looking for an experienced Drafter/Designer to lead our design management of all models and files necessary to complete Heavy Highway paving projects. This person will be responsible for designing heavy highway projects and also to be the direct point of contact for Heavy Highway paving personnel, and any outside contractors and customers, for the development of and modifications to CAD files.

Essential Duties:

  • Build and compile CAD files for Heavy Highway concrete paving operations.

  • Collect and process as-built information.

  • Adjust files from field-collected data, as needed.

  • Coordinate work, daily, with Heavy Highway Operations Manager, Director of Operations, Project Managers, General Contractors, field staff, and other personnel, as needed.

  • Complete projects in strict accordance to plans and specifications and maintain a productions schedule for 3 working days.

  • Follow Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) set by the company.

  • Strive to continually improve the company and its processes.

  • Responsible for time management of creating and modifying design files to complement project schedules and deadlines.

  • Perform other job-related duties and responsibilities, as assigned.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • High School diploma, or equivalent, required. Higher education, preferred.

  • 3+ years in a leadership role with experience in construction industry, preferred.

  • 3+ years' experience in land surveying and interpreting site survey control points.

  • Experience with CAD design software (AutoCAD, Civil 3D, etc.).

  • Construction design software and hardware experience, preferably Carlson and Leica.

  • Understanding of civil design and commonly used civil engineering concepts, practices, and procedures.

  • Able to read and interpret engineering plans and documents.

  • Able to understand drafting standards and design documentation.

  • Valid driver's license and an insurable driving record are required.

About Actalent

Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please email ( for other accommodation options.