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SCA Drafter/CAD Operator III - Junior Structural Designer - Min 3 + years + SmartPlant Required at PARSONS in Houston, TX

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Ready to put your  design skills to work on complex Oil and Gas projects? Would you enjoy working closely with other Designer and Engineers on a multi-discipline team to ensure a coordinated design? Parsons is now hiring a SCA Drafter/CAD Operator III -  Junior Structural Designer for a marquee Federal Project based in Houston, TX.


Parsons' extensive experience in this industry and your design knowledge and technical skills will propel your career forward. We need you to complete designs and layouts for systems and components of a large industrial Federal project.


In this role you will complete highly-technical and complex Electrical design assignments utilizing Intergraph SmartPlant 3D,and SmartPlant Foundation.  

This is a 5 year Federal Design/Build project with a 2022 completion date. 


US Citizenship is required.  A National Agency Check will be required.


Applicants selected for employment will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet additional eligibility requirements for access to classified information or materials. 


** NO Relocation assistance/NO sign-on bonus will be available for this position.






  • Completesl designs and layouts for complete systems and components of a project.
  • Performs front-end layout and design of complex systems and equipment applicable to the respective discipline.
  • Ensures compliance with required specifications, tolerances, safety factors, and client requirements.
  • Performs specialized design computations and analysis within a given discipline. 
  • Understands and applies commonly used company design standards and methods.
  • Designs and creates orthographic (2D) and isometric (3D) drawings.
  • Collaborates with Engineers and Designers to ensure quality of design. 

Pay Range:


$28 per hour with benefits in accordance with SCA




  • 2-year technical degree or certificate of completion from an accredited designer/drafter course (or equivalent) is preferred
  • Minimum 3+ years of relevant experience in Structural Design required
  • Oil and Gas Industry preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency with SmartPlant, SP3D, SmartPlant Foundation required.
  • Demonstrated PC and CADD skills required 
  • Ready for action? We are looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don't hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.




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