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MSA Professional Services, Inc CAD Manager in Bettendorf, Iowa

MSA has an opportunity for a CAD Manager in any of our 17 office locations. The CAD Manager focuses on the areas of Digital Design technical support, with a primary focus on championing the use of Autodesk Civil 3D, Infraworks, and Bentley software including Open Roads Designer and Open Bridge Designer specifically in the areas of training, 2D, and 3D production and organization. This role performs design tool strategizing with project teams, and research and development

Who we are & how we help

As a full-service, 100% employee-owned consulting firm, MSA is all about creating communities that thrive. We partner with clients to solve complex and multi-faceted challenges and improve the quality of infrastructure and neighborhoods. Our focus is to provide exceptional service that builds strong communities. Above all, MSA’s purpose is to enable people to positively impact the lives of others.

Our professionals include engineers, architects, environmental scientists, funding experts, urban planners, and surveyors to name a few, and they work together to provide a full suite of professional services to our clients. From bike trails and interstate highways to drinking water and wastewater, we have supported projects from start to finish since the 1930s.

Our core values guide our daily decisions and how we inspire, encourage and support one another.

Honesty & Integrity - We tell the truth, deal fairly with staff and clients, respect our commitments, and behave in an ethical manner.

Commitment to Learning - We support the professional growth of our staff and invest significant resources in ongoing training and technology.

Respect & Care for Employees - We promote employee wellness, personal growth, and provide a safe and respectful work environment.

Openness - We build trust with all employees through an open and informative company culture.

Client Focus - We enjoy our clients, seek to understand their needs, promptly respond to concerns, and help them reach their goals.

We are collaborative, we are impactful, and together as owners – we make a difference.

The work you will do

  • Completes CAD systems training activities; develops CAD training programs; writes and maintains training documentation; develops training budget and overall scope; trains new employees on CAD systems; trains in-house support staff; schedules training for CAD software in conjunction with Digital Design Manager, BIM Manager, and Design Technology CoP as appropriate

  • Provides technical orientation to new employees regarding production standards in conjunction with the BIM Manager

  • Performs user support duties as necessary, including production CAD support, technical support for CAD software, plotting and electronic file submission, integration of Corporate Standards and Plan Preparation Procedures to the Web, and quality assurance program requirements

  • Manages the CAD systems department. Organizes the CAD environment, determines corporate CAD Policies, communicates with users to develop educational procedures for uniform construction plan procedures and CAD standards, and provides guidance to users and support staff

  • Customizes CAD Programs to make the systems perform efficiently; builds user, Corporate, and Multi-Discipline Workspaces, facilitates meetings with the CADD coordinators, identifies changes to CAD environment, demonstrates updates with CADD coordinators and users, and obtains feedback from users and correct inconsistencies

  • Coordinates and performs CAD systems maintenance: updates seed files and template files; manages CAD software resource files; maintains custom user interface, implements efficiency tools within the CAD environment; provides corporate wide standardization of directory structure and file naming conventions; updates CAD software via service packs and major upgrades

  • Network license management of CAD software and related engineering software including survey software; analyzes CAD application usage and plan for growth; license pooling for CAD software; maintains licenses and subscription agreements

  • Investigates options for future upgrades, remains up to date with technical advances, reviews new versions of the CADD software, and generates technology evaluations for future software adoption

  • Provides input to business development; develop CAD installation deployments; develops corporate design workflows for civil and transportation engineering projects; provides productivity measurements and develop benchmarks to identify sources of improvement; develops custom CAD applications to increase users’ efficiencies

What you bring

Skills & Knowledge / Education & Experience:

  • Associate degree in Civil Engineering Technology required

  • 5+ years of practical CAD design, including 3D design practices required

  • Expert with industry standard CAD software packages; Autodesk & Bentley products, specifically Autodesk software preferred

  • Familiar with other industry standard CAD software packages

  • Expert with online training tools for engineers; Eagle Point Pinnacle preferred

  • Extensive technical knowledge of design process and principals

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of IT systems

  • Strong written and personal communication skills with experience in technical document writing

  • Active in industry forums and user groups, both local and national

  • This position requires you to have authorization to work in the United States for any employer. We will not provide sponsorship for this position.

Who You Are:

  • You work well with others. You share ideas and listen with open ears. You can listen to criticism and respectfully disagree with people. You help others succeed. You are comfortable working with colleagues and with busy leaders. You love seeing the team and company succeed.

  • You are a strategic thinker. You see the big picture and the details. You help your team see opportunities, focus on goals, and make paths to success.

  • You are a confident communicator. You can explain complicated things to people in a way that they can understand. You are confident in your communication and people have confidence in what you say.

  • You think like an analyst. You know how to dig into problems, ask questions, find information, and help your team make good decisions.


We tried to narrow it down to just 5 reasons to work at MSA, but we couldn’t stop ourselves! All employees have the opportunity to enjoy the following perks:

  • Collaborative work environment

  • Opportunities to apply your skills and experiences with an established multi-disciplinary consulting firm

  • Support of over 350 close-knit professionals working toward the same common goal

  • Co-workers with a passion for what they do

  • Casual and flexible work environment

  • Competitive pay and perks

  • Communities of Practice to share information and provide mentoring opportunities

  • Work-life integration – we support a healthy work-life balance, with flexibility to help you meet your obligations

  • Internal and external training opportunities

  • STEM outreach and volunteer opportunities

Eligible employees will have the opportunity to enjoy the following benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage that start on your hire date (no waiting period!)

  • 8 paid holidays in a calendar year

  • Paid parental leave

  • 100% paid-by-company life insurance, long-term disability and short-term disability

  • Employee ownership – MSA is 100% employee owned! The ESOP model provides employees with ownership benefits and the opportunity to have your voice heard.

  • 401k retirement plan with generous employer match

MSA is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

External Company Name: MSA Professional Services, Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 2117 State Street Suite 200

Type: Full-Time