CAD Manager

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What does a CAD Manager do?

  • Oversee work of CAD Drafters and be ready to train incoming Technicians 
  • Develop, maintain and enforce AutoCAD standards and guidelines within the organization
  • Train incoming Drafters, Designers and Technicians 
  • Assess CAD workflows and troubleshoot any errors and improve the efficiency of the workflow between teams
  • Review CAD drawings and designs to ensure the accuracy and standards
  • Collaborate with Project Managers, Engineers and others in a CAD team to develop a project
  • Manage resources and support project teams
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What skills are needed to be a CAD Manager?

  • 8 – 10 years of experience in AEC industry
  • Experience in leading a team of CAD technicians 
  • Time management skills 
  • Leadership qualities
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google workspace, SolidWorks, and MicroStation

What software is essential for proficiency in a CAD Manager role?

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What is the average salary of a CAD Manager?

The typical salary range for a CAD Manager is approximately $80,000 to $100,000. Salary may vary depending on which state you reside in.

Can a CAD Manager work remotely?

A CAD Manager typically operates on-site, although the work schedule can be flexible based on the company’s policies and work flow requirements.

Does a CAD Manager have to work full time? 

The majority of CAD Managers work full time due to the extensive responsibilities associated with the role.