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Designer - Residential


Civil Engineering

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Las Vegas, Nevada

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Designer  - Las Vegas, NV

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Designer to join our team in our Las Vegas, NV office.  Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. 

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Selects, recommends, performs, and directs procedures and preparation of preliminary and final design
  • Assist in coordination with other in-house disciplines and sub-consultant services
  • Prepares plan documents and supporting design calculations
  • Demonstrates knowledge and application of engineering principles and completes fundamental calculations
  • Able to delegate CAD assignments and determine methods and procedures
  • Independently performs assignments on basic design elements
  • Provides training and coordination with CAD Technicians and Engineering Interns
  • Assist in meeting deadlines, budgets, and completing projects on schedule
  • Prepare grading designs, plan, and profile of roadways and utilities
  • Prepare complete civil construction documents/improvement plan sets
  • Review and understand jurisdictional code requirements and implement in the design
  • Prepare construction cost estimates/quantity takeoffs
  • Perform Quality Assurance/Quality Control of work product
  • Assist in the submittal of project document
  • Assist in jurisdictional coordination, response to comments, and preparation of submittal documents
  • Maintain open communication with Project Manager and design team

Required Skills

  • Able to prepare grading plans with little direction from supervisor or team leader
  • Understands drainage, water, sewer design elements
  • Understand surveying mapping
  • Competent technical skills required to complete basic engineering tasks
  • Proactively pursues design solutions
  • Exercises sound independent judgement
  • Strong understanding of local and agency standards, codes, and policies
  • Strong understanding of client requirements
  • Ability to estimate man-hours for specific tasks
  • Advanced knowledge of CAD software
  • Able to identify and obtain necessary data to complete design
  • Able to maintain organized CAD drawings and draws with precision
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and able to write, send, and process email
  • Able to maintain a task list and set the priority of tasks to achieve project milestones and deadlines
  • Able to write justification letters for elements of designs and submittal packages

Required Experience


  • 3 years of experience as a designer 
  • 5 years of experience in CAD drafting
  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 5+ years relevant experience, OR;
  • Associate's Degree and 3+ years relevant experience
  • Land Development experience a plus
  • Residential Engineering a plus



About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

Westwood is a multi-disciplined national surveying and engineering services provider for commercial and residential development, public infrastructure, wind energy, solar energy, energy storage, and electric transmission projects. Westwood was established in 1972 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has grown to serve clients across the nation from multiple U.S. offices. In 2020, Westwood ranked on the top 150 design firms on Engineering News Record (ENR), #4 on Zweig Group’s Hot Firm’s List, and #9 on Best Firms to Work For, all national industry lists and record-breaking rankings for the firm.


Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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