Employment Opportunities

CAD Technician / Design Technician

Are you passionate about helping clients grow their business?  Is civil engineering your passion? Considering joining us where Terra Consulting Group has performed engineering services on a variety of civil infrastructure projects for both commercial and residential clients, and has a strong presence in the telecommunications industry. 

We are looking for an outstanding engineering draftsman to join us in a full-time position in both our Park Ridge, IL office and our Columbia, MO office.  

Interested applicants must submitted resume AND current salary to:


Duties include:

  • Working with engineers and designers to create and draft design work for clients. 

  • The CAD technician will primarily use AutoCAD to set up Civil project plan sheets, Architectural plans and elevations as well as drafting and editing associated details. The CAD technician may also be involved with detailing Mechanical, Electrical and Structural designs as directed by the designers.

  • Create and develop engineer drawings which includes preparing rough sketches and 2D mechanical drawings by studying engineering specifications. 

  • Civil infrastructure design (Site plan layouts, storm water management and grading, sanitary sewer design, water main improvements)

  • Telecommunication facility design: Site layout and zoning plans, permit drawings and construction drawings including all related details.

  • Perform QA on initial engineering documents and apply knowledge of standardized building techniques and structure.

  • Prepare final drawings by studying engineering sketches, specifications, and supporting documents.  Draw multiple views of the system, depicting relationship of components and parts.

  • Identify and verify specifications by examining engineering documents and performing calculations.

  • Draw topographical drawings and relief maps, as needed.

Applicants must have:

  • AutoCAD required. Civil 3D and Revit proficiency encouraged, but not required

  • Strong customer service orientation.

  • Experience working in the engineering industry on civil projects or in a telecom environment

  • Interested and adept at working in a team environment.

  • 1-3 years professional experience with AutoCAD.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop is preferred. 

  • An associate’s degree in drafting and design is preferred. 

  • Excellent organizational skills and strong communications skills necessary.

  • Passion for detailed work.

Headquartered in Park Ridge, IL with branch offices located in Columbia, MO, Columbus, OH, and Nashville, TN, competence is not our only asset- we have a passion and drive to deliver for our clients.

We are an equal opportunity employer.