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CADD Manager-Developer
  Detroit, MI  

Categoría del puesto de trabajo:

Information Technology

Tipo de posición:


Estudios mínimos:

BS in Information Technology

Minimum Experience:

10+ years

Ref ID:


CADD Manager

Detroit, MI

Position Description:

We are looking for a CADD Manager to join our IT Team. This candidate can be assigned to any of our Wade Trim offices. The candidate must have a bachelor's degree and 10 years of experience in a professional environment or 15 or more years commensurate experience in lieu of degree requirement. The candidate must also be self-motivated, work well with others, and have excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills. A flexible hybrid-remote work schedule is available after 90 days of employment. Typical responsibilities include:

  • Manage the curation, integration and development of C3D software.
  • Establish tools for CAD interdisciplinary and client specific integration.
  • Develop, update, and maintain a CAD library as part of Wade Trim"s Virtual Design Library.
  • Liaise with Wade Trim"s third-party software support company (IMAGINiT).
  • Support C3D research and development and innovative solutions to stay on the cusp of new technologies across the organization.
  • Propose and manage pilot initiatives for new C3D technology.
  • Incorporate and interface technology owned or used by Wade Trim within the C3D framework, including but not limited to Revit, GIS, Trimble Business Center, etc.
  • Ability to package and deliver Wade Trim"s CAD standards for use on projects by outside parties (e.g., clients, subconsultants, etc.) who would like to adopt/use our C3D standards.
  • Ability to integrate survey work provided by others. This may include anything from converting files to our standard and/or supplying tools that allow others to use our description key codes for actual survey pickup. This will require coordination with the Survey Department.
  • Liaise with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) both internally and externally to Wade Trim.
  • Serve as a technical resource to staff for specific CAD questions related to hardware and troubleshooting individual or interdisciplinary CAD related problems.
  • Oversee implementation of interdisciplinary standards and process improvements related to intelligent 3D design project delivery.
  • Assist with redevelopment of CAD standards, procedures, implementation, and enforcement of standards across the company by working with IT, Project Managers, Market Segment Leads and Market Segment Quality Leads.
  • Implement template changes and ensure new templates are communicated and pushed out to entire company (e.g., labels, parts, etc.).
  • Work with Design Technology Leads to ensure proper completion and delivery of end user training, workflows, standards, and support materials.
  • Providing on-going training to staff on CAD related changes/industry advancements.
  • Develop and deliver communications for industry/technology support which promote Wade Trim as technologically relevant.
  • Maintain a safe working environment.


  • Bachelor's Degree


  • 10 years of experience in professional environment
  • 15 or more years commensurate experience in lieu of degree requirements
  • Ability to manage a corporate-wide C3D Design Technology program in multiple platforms and industry markets.
  • Experience in setting up, deploying, and enforcing municipal, state and custom CAD standards.
  • Knowledge and experience of Civil3D Design Components (Survey, Pipe Network, Pressure Pipe Network, Corridors, Site Grading).
  • Knowledge of related IT and how to integrate with design solutions/practices.
  • Understanding of construction industry, construction documentation/project deliverables, general business, and industry software (e.g., Microsoft Office suite, Document Management Systems, etc.).
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and superior organizational skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, maintain confidentiality and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to be resourceful and apply critical thinking in an autonomous role, acting independently where appropriate and coordinating with IT.
  • Must be able to interact and communicate in a positive and meaningful way with all levels of staff.


About Wade Trim:

Wade Trim is committed to maximizing the value of infrastructure investments. We've been solving complex engineering challenges for nearly a century. We customize our work approach to fit each project using a collaborative, friendly style to deliver solutions our clients can stand behind.

Our supportive culture recognizes and strives to fulfill collective client, company, and individual needs. Mentoring and building skills of Wade Trim staff is a priority. Frequent interaction among staff is encouraged, company leadership is easily accessible, and opportunities are provided for staff to help shape the firm's future through strategic planning. Work/life balance is supported through a flexible, hybrid work schedule that brings team members together in the office at least two days a week and connects them virtually when working from home.

To solve our clients' toughest challenges, we've devoted ourselves to delivering innovative solutions. Our Office of Applied Technology (OAT) is dedicated to seeking new technologies or ways to apply existing technologies to enhance value to our clients and positively impact communities. All staff are encouraged to share ideas and suggestions for innovative technologies or processes to adopt. This open-minded approach enables us to advance technology, foster innovation, and stay ahead of our clients' needs.

Wade Trim's success is shared by the employees that make it happen. Since our beginning, our firm has been 100% employee owned. This cultivates an ownership mindset that benefits our work approach, collaborative culture, and ability to deliver client solutions. We believe employee ownership drives the sustainability and growth of our firm and provides all our employees with opportunities for financial success.

What We Offer:

Our excellent salary and benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability coverage, education reimbursement, 401(k), performance bonuses, and an employee stock program. Employee Resource Groups and Programs offered include the Young Professionals Group, Women at Wade Trim, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Professional Development, Leadership Development, Rotation Program, Mentor Program, Sustainability Program, and Wellness Program.

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in a friendly environment, please submit your resume by visiting the Careers section of our website at and reference job number 2161.

Wade Trim is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.



Wade Trim is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer