Senior ECAD Designer

Livermore, California, United States Full-time

Augustine Consulting Inc. (ACI), an established provider of software engineering, technology, system integration, and select services to the Government, is currently seeking a Senior ECAD Designer.  The senior designer will plan, coordinate, and perform complex assignments under minimal direction, including discussions with engineers on design parameters, intent, and project functions. The senior designer will use CAD applications to perform assigned tasks. In order to perform the activities and responsibilities of this position, the senior designer must have considerable experience in electrical, electromechanical or mechanical design practices, including considerable know-how in the application of engineering principles, equipment design, and manufacturing methods.


This position’s duties include designing devices, components, apparatus, systems or equipment, multi-layer printed circuit boards, flex circuits and cables, systems or equipment layout of rigid, multilayer, flex, rigid-flex, analog, digital, radio frequency (RF), mixed-signal boards; provide schematic capture and Bill of Material (BOM) generation; establish design criteria for impedance control; assuring conformance with established requirements which an item or system must meet in development and during manufacture; planning for and incorporating requirements in proposals, specifications, and drawings. The senior designer must able to undertake assignments as a working group leader, coordinating and checking the efforts of supporting designers and detailers. This position requires a significant working knowledge of Algebra, Trigonometry, and Descriptive Geometry. Although the designer must be able to carry out his/her assignment independently, he/she may sometimes consult with or utilize information obtained from various Sandia organizations.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Associate Degree (BS desired) in Drafting or Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Technology from a Community College or an accredited Technical Institute plus a minimum of 10 years of Design level experience. Specialized experience may be substituted for Technical Institute or Community College training on a two-for-one basis respectively, i.e., four (4) years of applicable experience is equivalent to a two (2) year Associate Degree.

• Extensive knowledge of Pro-E (10,000 hours actual use time)

• 1-2 years’ experience with PTC Windchill PDMLink, Autodesk Inventor, Bentley Microstation, or Mentor Graphics DxDesigner for Expedition.

• Support of CAD based libraries.

• Assembly management/manufacturing and DFM techniques.

• Applied use of GD&T and tolerance studies.

• General understanding of weapon systems (at component and system level).

• Knowledge of materials and material properties used in weapon systems.

• Basic understanding of welding and weld processes.

• Knowledge of pressure vessels, valves and pumps, kinematics (motion), and a variety of polymers and design standards.

• Efficient use of the suite of Microsoft Office products.

• Able to work within the confines and restrictions of a classified environment including basic understanding of multi process environment for releasing CAD data encompassing classified, unclassified, weapon related and non-weapon related work.

• Scaling models for 3d printing using Dimension printers.

• Ability to manage multiple customers/jobs at the same time.

• Possess a current DOE Q Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ten years of designer level experience in defense and/or commercial aerospace CAD related work is preferred.

Pay and Benefits:

Augustine Consulting Inc. offers a robust benefits package which include:

Competitive Salary.

Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision plans with optional Health Savings Account (HSA).

Safe Harbor Retirement savings and company match.

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