Designer (Water / Wastewater)

Greenville, SC

Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) is one of the largest privately-held architecture and engineering firms in the Southeast.

GMC has an opening for Designer (Water / Wastewater) to support on-going projects in Greenville, SC office. This position will be involved in all stages of design and construction and will assist project managers in producing documents and managing the projects.  Applicant should be well organized and able to work within a design system, ready to grow quickly into project management, and a good communicator willing and able to network with outside consultants to assist in driving the project.


    • Builds on extensive technical foundations with expectation to make significant contributions to the team efforts for the benefit of the client.
    • Demonstrates ability to evaluate, select, and apply standards, techniques, procedures, and criteria to perform a task or sequence of tasks for conventional projects with few complex features.
    • Understands technical requirements needed in the design of a project and how various disciplines are integrated to meet the needs of the client.
    • Independent performer on most assignments.


    • Produce plans and drawings as assigned with minimal instruction.
    • Read and produce legal descriptions.
    • Possesses thorough understanding of AutoCAD Land Desktop and Revit drafting programs and be skilled in its application.
    • Demonstrates strong understanding of surveying.
    • Prepares scopes, budgets and schedules for assignments.
    • Exercises broad knowledge of the design process and understands company technical standards.
    • Integrates multiple components of design (i.e. structural, civil, electrical, etc.).
    • Knowledge of codes and design in construction practices.
    • Ability to apply technical skills to routine projects with minimal supervision.
    • Visit construction sites to observe progress and to determine general conformance to engineering plans and specifications.
    • QA/QC
      • Executes cross discipline checks and coordination.
      • Recognizes and reports risk management issues to Senior Designer as appropriate.

Professional Competencies

  • Client and Customer Focus
    • Assist in learning the needs of assigned clients.
    • Understand the profession’s ethical obligation to Client and the public welfare.
    • Assist with reviewing and defining scope of work issues with Consultants and Contractors.
  • Team Orientation
    • Work across disciplines and office locations to fully utilize firm experiential knowledge.
    • Ability to coordinate work with professional engineers, surveyors, survey field personnel, city code enforcement officials and construction crews.
    • Plans and coordinates detailed aspects of engineering work.
    • Ability to work with multiple individuals in a team environment.
    • Coordinates work with entry-level engineers, technicians, surveyors and administrative staff.
    • Contributes to Client Services team.
  • Company Perspective
    • Represent the firm in all aspects of projects and assignments to prospective employees, clients, and the communities we serve.
    • Reinforce GMC standards and Core Values to others.
  • Communication
    • Ability to respond to common inquiries from contractors, surveyors, survey field personnel, city code enforcement or regulatory agencies.
    • Ability to effectively present information in oral and written format.
    • Receives general supervision on assignments and thorough review of all aspects of work.
    • Receives instruction on specific objectives, and direction on unconventional and/or complex problems.
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Assist with developing standards and guidelines.
    • Provide input towards improving operational procedures.
    • Able to perform tasks in support of Staff Professionals and Engineer Interns.
    • Performs more advanced drafting tasks.
    • Continually participate in Individual Development planning and program.
  • Leadership
    • Trains and mentors other CADD / Revit technicians.
    • Collaboratively uses judgment to determine adaptations in methods for non-routine aspects of assignments.
  • Service
    • Actively participate in local professional society.
    • Participate in community service activities and understand implications of involvement. 


  • Experience
    • Minimum of 5 years
  • Education
    • Technical School or Community College
    • AutoCAD and/or Revit proficiency required 

Work Environment

  • Field (10%) and Office (90%)
    • This position requires work to be performed in an office environment and in the field. Work done in the field may consist of exposure to various types of weather and temperatures. Engineers may also be exposed to pollutants, chemicals, insects, and possibly water-borne pathogens, Employees are required to wear appropriate protective clothing and gear when performing fieldwork.


    • Engineers will be expected to travel to various work sites to perform fieldwork. Company cars and/or rental vehicles shall be utilized to travel between work sites.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

About GMC

We believe in community, collaboration, and using the power of creativity and hard work to make a difference.  Whether designing schools, parks, hospitals and other commercial developments, or providing clean water, safe streets and restoring resilient environments, GMC takes great pride in serving our communities through the transformative work we do. Every project is guided by the foundational concept that communities are built by people, not companies, and we strive to serve our communities with quality, integrity, creativity and care. One of the Southeast’s most comprehensive multi-disciplined firms, GMC is equipped to provide all of the services associated with architecture, interior design, civil engineering, environmental services, landscape architecture, planning, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, electrical engineering, surveying and disaster recovery.