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About David Evans and Associates, Inc.

At David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA) our philosophy is "To find outstanding professionals and give them the freedom and support to do what they do best."  Since its founding in 1976 in Portland, OR, DEA Inc. has become a recognized leader for progressive and sustainable design and management solutions for complex transportation, land development, energy, and water resources projects nationwide. DEA Inc.’s multi-disciplinary teams partner with clients to tailor solutions to meet the unique needs of each project. The firm has over 20 offices and employs approximately 1000 people firm wide. DEA is an employee-owned corporation and consistently ranks among ENR’s Top 100 Pure Design firms in the US.

Join our fun and growing team, and let DEA support you in your pursuit of success. Work in an environment that fosters teamwork and collaboration, where expectations are clearly defined through effective communication, where teams are accountable to the results and process, where trust in your team breeds shared success, and where initiative and creativity are rewarded.  Be part of what defines our future.

Entry Level Transportation CAD Technician

Job Code: 1964
Employment Type: REG
Location Search: Oregon, Portland, Oregon, Salem


DEA’s Portland, OR or Salem, OR office is hiring for an Entry Level Transportation CAD Technician  to work in our Transportation Business Unit as part of our Roads and Highways team.  As a Transportation CAD Technician , you will be providing drafting support for engineering project managers and department staff related to Department of Transportation and local agency transportation projects during the planning, design and construction phases of the project.



  • Utilize state of the art computer drafting tools; Autocad/Civil3D/Microstation/Inroads/Openroads/Infraworks/GIS
  • Translate mark-ups into drawings, check and plot drawings, correctly label final working drawings, calculate and update project quantities, and update contract drawings and specifications.
  • Set up and maintain standard drawing files and adhere to company drafting standards as applicable to each project.
  • Set up directories and work within file-sharing softwares such as ProjectWise or other
  • Review all work for completeness and accuracy.


Basic Qualifications:


  • Associates degree in Computer Drafting, Civil Technology, or a related degree preferred.
  • 0-3 years of drafting/designing related to transportation projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills





  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Vacation/Sick/Holiday Pay
  • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Flexible 9/80 (every other Friday off) work schedule



Transportation Jobs with DEA


The increasing complexities of modern transportation include growing demands, aging infrastructure, rising costs, funding challenges, and environmental concerns. Agencies and communities faced with improving their transportation systems must do more with less. From initial investigations through planning, concept development, final design, and construction, DEA responds with solutions that serve today’s transportation needs while accommodating tomorrow’s growth.  Our Transportation Business Unit focuses on four markets: Bridges and Structures, Roads and Highways, Transit and Rail, and Construction Engineering.

DEA Inc. is proud to be an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

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