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Job #: R-00008433
Location: Novi, MI
Category: Engineering Drafting
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a 3D CAD Designer who will work as a member of a dynamic team in our Novi, MI office. The 3D CAD Designer will work in a fast paced environment, and performing challenging 3D substation designs. The qualified individual will require a combination of strong technical and interpersonal skills and high attention to detail with a passion for quality. The position will include reporting to project managers and design engineers. Additionally, the candidate may be responsible for interfacing directly with other staff in remote office locations. Assignments cover the full range of project design support. The successful candidate will perform various Engineering Design functions using AutoCAD and Inventor. Duties include detailing, updating, and printing of drawing files, in addition to revising existing drawings.

Other responsibilities include:
• Working closely with multiple engineers & and other designers to perform drafting of accurate drawing packages for utility power delivery projects
• Physical: 3D modelling as well as development of plan view and elevation drawings layouts for conduit and trough, control building layouts and structural/electrical details
• Draft in AutoCAD, Inventor, AutoCAD Electrical, environments performing: Plot, Batch Plot, Scan and issue project drawing and documentation packages
• Support multiple project and client deadlines and deliverables.

Required Experience & Education:

• Associates Science Degree in 3D CAD Design or Drafting or High School diploma with an additional 2+ years of directly applicable electric utility design experience
• Experience with AutoCAD 3D, Inventor for 3D substation design, and/or Bentley Microstation 3D substation design
• Minimum of 2+ years relevant experience in 3D CAD design and drafting with experience preparing the following drawings;
-As a member of the Power Delivery team, that consists or designers, project managers and engineers, provide assistance in the preparation of general arrangements, electrical equipment plans, section views, conduit and cable plans/schedules, grounding plans and details
• Familiarity with preparation of design drawings
• Ability to meet deadlines under pressure situations
• Team player who can work effectively in team environment
• Self-starter who can work independently with minimal direction
• Strong written and verbal communication skills required when interfacing with staff
• High level of computer competence


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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