Mechanical Designer


Houston, TX, US, 77068

Lake Superior Consulting is currently seeking a Mechanical CAD Designer to join our team!

This position will be based in any of our current office locations: Minneapolis, MN; Duluth, MN; Pittsburgh, PA; Houston, TX; Nashville, TN or Omaha, NE.  

The Mechanical CAD Designer is responsible for facilities and pipeline-related design, construction management, and integrity management projects from inception through to As-Built delivery. Projects will be multi-disciplined covering civil, mechanical, and electrical works, with a strong focus on the utilities area of the business. Responsible for the successful delivery of each project through management of internal staff, external contractors, financial control, and strong management of change.

The CAD Designer will apply broad theoretical job knowledge which is typically obtained through advanced education. 


  • Prepare plans, layouts, assembly drawings, detail drawings and sketches as directed by engineers.
  • Be responsible for the knowledge of building codes, federal transportation regulations, development of details and the organization of construction documents.
  • Creating and modifying 3-D piping custom components, equipment, structures, facilities, etc.
  • Conceptualize, design, and communicate successfully in CAD using current industry standards.
  • Find solutions to problems that arise throughout a project.
  • Make periodic field trips to verify site information.
  • Understand company drafting quality processes and check.
  • Provide guidance and training to drafters
  • Assist the engineering and design team with reviewing and checking drawings for accuracy
  • Able to lead a team of CAD designers and technicians when required.
  • Help engineers with redlines and updating drawings
  • Compute basic calculations under the direction of a designer or engineer

Position requirements: 

  • A.A.S. Degree in Mechanical drafting and design or relevant background
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Previous discipline focused experience preferred
  • Oil and gas industry experience preferred
  • Advanced Skillset in AutoDesk 3D products
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and have some database knowledge.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong leadership skills to work and lead a team to ensure projects are accurate and completed on time
  • Must have good mathematical background to handle common calculations.
  • Willing to learn new skills and work as a team to meet deadlines.

Join an entrepreneurial team of dedicated engineering and technical services consultants that work to improve and strengthen our critical energy infrastructure. At Lake Superior Consulting (LSC), we are committed to safeguarding the well-being of people and the environment without compromise in a fast-paced, high energy environment.  LSC provides integrity management solutions and engineering services to meet the increasing needs of our US and Canadian client base.

LSC's focus is on the Energy industry we serve today while evolving our technologies and services to meet the clean energy initiatives of tomorrow. Our talented team of technical professionals serves the Liquids and Natural Gas, Mining, Water and Wastewater, Renewables, and Manufacturing industries. 


Our Growth is Your Opportunity:

Our growth creates an environment for our current employees to gain new skills and take advantage of promotional opportunities. We have opportunities for all levels of people from recent graduates and professionals to technicians, empowering you to grow personally and professionally.  We value our employees’ contributions and award those who step up through promotional opportunities. Molding your own career path is a common theme amongst our team members.

Make an immediate impact:

New employees can expect to be given responsibility and are expected to bring new ideas to the table almost immediately. Your ideas and contributions will be listened to, welcomed and appreciated!

Work with industry leaders:

We are in the consulting business. Therefore, it is our knowledge that is “sold” to our clients and our employees truly are our most valuable asset.  That said, we hire passionate people who are focused on continuous learning and development. Our employees work alongside many subject matter experts and have the opportunity to learn and grow their own knowledge base by working with other high achievers.

Gain diverse well-rounded experiences:

Our engineering teams have the ability to work on diverse projects that are never the same. This means continuous learning and development of skills and increased knowledge base.

Entrepreneurial Culture:

We have a culture that supports playing to our peoples’ strengths and empowering them to make decisions. Our leadership values an entrepreneurial approach to achieving success, solving problems and supporting our clients.

Competitive Salary and Benefits including:

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

Flexible work options

401K/Profit Sharing (6% company match)

Company paid life, AD&D, and short/long term disability

Paid time off (PTO)

Paid holidays (twelve per year)

Tuition reimbursement

EEO Statement

Lake Superior Consulting, LLC (LSC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Nearest Major Market: Houston