Job Vacancy:

Senior CAD Technician

Senior CAD Technician


Position: Engineering Manager
Department: Creative Design
Reports to: Director of Creative Operations


Crystal Fountains, a renowned global leader specializing in premium water feature design and manufacturing, was established in 1967. With offices spanning Canada, the Middle East, and Europe, we proudly hold the moniker of the “Sherpas” within the water feature industry. Our unwavering commitment centers on prioritizing our Customers and ensuring their seamless experience while safeguarding them from potential challenges.

We are seeking a skilled Senior CAD Technician / Designer with expertise in Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) systems and architectural design for water fountain design. The Senior CAD Technician will play a vital role in developing accurate and precise technical drawings and plans, focusing on MEP and detailed design elements related to water fountains using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software. Collaboration with BIM specialists, architects, landscape architects, and engineers is essential, and familiarity with AIA and RIBA standards is a must.


**Key Responsibilities:**

  • Collaborate closely with landscape architects, architects, BIM specialists, and MEP engineers to create detailed MEP & integrated architectural detail drawings for water features, encompassing electrical connections, plumbing layouts, architectural finishes and mechanical specifications.
  • Work closely with the BIM specialist to integrate MEP and architectural details into the BIM model and ensure proper coordination with other engineering disciplines and design professionals.
  • Utilize CAD software to produce accurate and well-organized MEP drawings, incorporating design elements, MEP requirements, and project specifications.
  • Develop 2D and 3D representations of MEP elements related to water features designs to effectively communicate design intent and functionality to clients and project stakeholders.
  • Incorporate design modifications and updates into existing CAD drawings, ensuring accuracy and alignment with MEP and project requirements.
  • Conduct MEP analysis and gather data to inform the drafting process, including electrical power requirements, plumbing connections, and mechanical components.
  • Maintain an organized CAD library and CAD standard for all MEP and architectural details, blocks, and templates specific to water fountain design to facilitate efficient drawing production.
  • Collaborate with project team members to ensure MEP and architectural drawings comply with local building codes, zoning regulations, AIA, and RIBA standards, industry best practices and US National CAD Standards.
  • Assist in creating check sets and managing the revisions for all MEP and architectural drawings, ensuring adherence to quality, design and industry CAD standards.
  • Meet key deadlines and drawing submission dates. (May require some over time)


**Skills, Experience & Educational Requirements:**

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in landscape architecture, architecture, MEP engineering, or related field. Or 10 years of experience with in a design studio as a lead Autocad Technician
  • Proven experience in landscape architectural design with a strong focus on architecture and MEP elements, preferably in water fountain design, using AutoCAD 2018 software or newer
  • Strong understanding of landscape architecture principles, MEP systems related to water features, including electrical, plumbing, and mechanical components.
  • Proficiency in creating 2D and 3D renderings and visualizations of MEP elements, using CAD and design software.
  • Excellent attention to detail and precision in producing MEP and architectural-related design  drawings and documentation.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively within a multidisciplinary team and adapt to evolving project requirements.
  • Autolisp and or C++ programming capabilities are desired.
  • Familiarity with AIA and RIBA standards and sustainable design practices is a must.
  • An appreciation of landscape architectural design is a valued asset.


**Working Conditions:**

  • Office environment
  • Job Types: Full-time, Permanent (Vaughan, Ontario Canada)

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