Little Rock, Arkansas


Michael Baker International knows the business of airports - from the smallest general aviation facilities to the busiest international airports in the world. For more than 75 years, we have provided planning, design, and construction services to airports worldwide, serving as an on-call "extension of staff" to many of our aviation clients. Michael Baker's award-winning personnel have a reputation for taking their understanding of the local airport community / environment and incorporating related elements into their designs and plans. Knowing that airports are a key economic driver and source of pride for the geographic areas they serve, we proudly perform as partners in more than facilities and other infrastructure. We partner in success.


Michael Baker is actively seeking a CADD Designer/Technician to join our office as part of our Aviation Planning Team. The CADD Designer/Technician can sit in either Bentonville or Little Rock and will work with our aviation planners, architects and engineers in formulation and delivery of aviation-related feasibility, planning and design services and to develop preliminary and final technical analyses conducted for various client-driven assignments. This may include creation and delivery of technical drawings, layouts, maps, charts, and designs using computer-aided design techniques and equipment. This CADD Technician position requires skillsets and self-reliance to undertake and complete CADD-related assignments and activities that would include, but would not be limited to the following:

  • Use CADD software to prepare planning and engineering drawings consisting of various report graphics, technical illustrations, drawings and charts, airport layout plans, airport facility layouts, airspace drawings, etc.
  • Work closely with other aviation designer/drafters, planners, architects and engineers to ensure coordinated design.
  • Apply standard drafting/design principles and theories to complete assignments.
  • Read and understand orthographic (2D) and/or isometric (3D) designs.
  • Compile data and perform dimensional and routine calculations required for the preparations of drawings.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • 3-5+ years of experience applying professional drafting skills using AutoCAD-based drafting systems.
  • Basic computer skills and the use of industry standard workplace platforms that include, but would not be limited to: Microsoft Office, AutoCAD Map and AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Ability to incorporate other data and graphical elements generated by GIS-based systems.
  • Ability to reference, understanding and apply FAA-published airport design criteria typically utilized in the development and delivery of airport planning, airfield layouts, navigable airspace obstruction analysis and the formulation, creation and delivery of Airport Layout Plans (ALPs) under the direction of a planner, architect or engineer.
  • Ability to accept CADD-related graphical and technical analysis work assignments requiring collaboration with other technical disciplines and professionals within Michael Baker.
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-motivation, self-reliance and ability to apply critical thinking and apply innovative techniques and approaches to develop, complete and deliver CADD-based services.


The salary range for this position is $42,242 - $92,000. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.

Little Rock, Arkansas

Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting has been partnering with communities since 1940 to solve their most complex infrastructure challenges with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Supported by more than 6,000 employees in 90 offices worldwide, we provide a full continuum of life-cycle engineering consulting, specialized global construction, base operations, security management, systems integration and intelligence solutions. Our clients include federal, state, and municipal governments; foreign allied governments; and a wide range of private development and other commercial partners.


When Michael Baker Jr. first established his engineering firm in 1940, he envisioned a company that would serve as a property surveyor or designer of roads, bridges, buildings and sewage systems, and also as a trusted, long-term partner with local communities and distant nations. His employees strove to transform communities, companies, states and even nations, adopting dual roles as both caring neighbors and innovative nation builders. Baker instilled in his employees the drive to deliver improved quality of life and the desire to make a difference.


Baker built a lasting legacy that today forms the foundation on which we continue to serve and grow. Today, we continue to leverage our collective expertise and experience to make the communities we serve better. We strive to make them safer, more accessible, more environmentally sustainable and more livable. We facilitate their transformation supported by differentiating innovation, technologies and dedicated employees. We are change agents, leading our partners around the world into the future.


Our greatest differentiator, though, is our employees who demonstrate a world-class ability to solve complex problems. That’s why we engage our people, educate and train them, develop their careers, and invest in their futures. We give them opportunities around the world to exercise and expand their skills and expertise. We reward innovation and collaboration that lead to the best solutions for our clients. As a company, We Make a Difference.


To most effectively serve our clients, Michael Baker International is organized into three distinct business units: Engineering & Consulting; Sallyport Global Holdings; and SC3, which are described below.




The Engineering, Planning and Consulting business unit encompasses the complete life-cycle of planning, environmental assessment, engineering design, construction management, and facilities maintenance for projects in more than 38 countries on five continents. We provide a full continuum of solutions for a broad range of markets, including highways, bridges, airports, rail and mass transit systems, domestic and overseas government and commercial facilities, water and wastewater infrastructure, energy infrastructure and urban planning and development.


Professional Services – As part of Engineering, Planning and Consulting, this business unit provides high-value, differentiated engineering and professional services around the globe, including specialized construction services, cost management support and engineering support.

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