Civil/CAD Designer: choice of work location

Full Time
Ishpeming, MI
U.P. Engineers & Architects
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U.P. Engineers & Architects

U.P. Engineers & Architects (UPEA) seeks a Civil/CAD Designer to join their team in your choice of locations:  Houghton, Iron Mountain, Ishpeming, or Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, or Marinette, Wisconsin.


  • Primary focus will be designing municipal water and wastewater systems.
  • Take surveyors’ data and create base maps, surfaces, pipe networks, and water and sewer plans.
  • Create road plans, alignments, profiles, sections, and assemblies using all parts of the corridor package.
  • Perform grading and volume calculations.


  • $37,000 – $48,000+ annually based on your knowledge and experience.
  • Performance bonuses.
  • Health, vision and dental insurance.
  • Matched 401(k) retirement plan.
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Employee Stock Ownership.


  • Associates degree in Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Aided Drafting, Engineering Design, or a directly related discipline preferred.
  • Working knowledge of CAD software required, (Civil 3D preferred).
  • 5 years’ experience in civil design preferred.
  • Knowledge of GIS helpful.
  • Ability to interpret and understand documents, drawings, and technical specifications required.
  • A versatile nature that can adapt well to changing priorities and projects.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Willingness and ability to travel, as needed, based on projects/meetings.

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UPEA is an employee-owned company serving the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin. With offices in Houghton, Iron Mountain, Ishpeming, and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan as well as Marinette, Wisconsin, UPEA is the largest professional-services firm headquartered in the region. UPEA is a team of 60+ professional engineers, architects, surveyors, and environmental engineers and have been in business for more than 60 years. Take your career to the next level by joining the UPEA team where job satisfaction is consistently high, and turnover is low.

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