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Sr. CAD Technician, Surveying

RaganSmith is seeking a full-time Sr. CAD Technician specializing in Department of Transportation Surveying based in our Nashville or Murfreesboro office. This position is responsible for providing CAD support for land surveyors, serving as a key member of the team on a wide range of projects. The CAD Technician will also collaborate internally with other CAD technicians, civil engineers, and land surveyors to assist our clients in the development of transportation surveys.


  • Use CAD software to prepare site plans according to DOT specifications
  • Review job specifications and determine best survey method for completion of projects
  • Assist in assembling information pertaining to the survey scope and limits of work for the collection of field data and work with directing field crews as needed
  • Work with field survey team to collect and analyze data
  • Collaborate with project managers to create plans
  • Keep site data and plans organized
  • Extract field data previously collected as needed
  • Additional related duties as needed


  • Knowledge and experience preparing transportation surveys
  • Ability to work with deadlines in a team environment
  • Use time management to balance multiple projects
  • Strength in multi-department coordination
  • Proficient written and verbal communication
  • 2-5+ years of DOT drafting experience using AutoCAD Civil 3D, GEOPAK, Open Roads, or MicroStation
  • 2-5+ years of experience with DOT standards


  • 100% covered health, dental and vision insurance, group term life insurance, identity theft protection, long-term and short-term disability coverage, telemedicine, and long-term care insurance 
  • Generous PTO, paid holidays, and three additional paid days between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Profit sharing bonus
  • 401(k) contribution
  • Flexible work environment
  • Focus on work-life balance

RaganSmith was founded in 1933 as a land surveying company. More than eight decades later, we have grown into an interdisciplinary consulting firm of experienced civil engineers, landscape architects, transportation experts, savvy surveyors, and brilliant land planners serving the private and public sectors.

RaganSmith is an equal opportunity employer recognizing the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing laws.

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