Civil Structural Architectural (CSA) Designer

Richmond, VA

AdvanSix plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products for our customers in a wide variety of end markets and applications that touch people’s lives, such as building and construction, fertilizers, plastics, solvents, packaging, paints, coatings, adhesives, and electronics. Our reliable and sustainable supply of quality products emerges from the vertically integrated value chain of our three U.S. based manufacturing facilities. AdvanSix strives to deliver best-in-class customer experiences and differentiated products in the industries of nylon solutions, chemical intermediates, and plant nutrients, guided by our core values of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect.

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Why work at AdvanSix?

• We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being

• Total Rewards program includes a competitive compensation, health, dental, vision & wellness programs, paid vacation, 401K with company matching, health savings programs, disability & life insurance, employee assistance program

• Tuition reimbursement for continued education, certifications, training, and development

• Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences 


Job Summary:

A CSA Designer supports the Civil Structural Architectural (CSA) design team during all phases of industrial capital projects from conceptual design to start-up across AdvanSix plants.  This position offers a wide variety of different projects to work on from simple to complex industrial components, such as concrete pads, foundations, steel pipe supports, structural steel support frames and platforms, stair & ladders, sewers & drainage, paving, architectural building modifications, and much more.  Most projects are retrofit (brown field) construction. This position is full time, direct hire, based out of Hopewell, VA. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Learn, understand, and comply with all plant safety programs, rules and regulations to with HS&E (Health, Safety, & Environmental) procedures and regulations.
  • Learn, and use all required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) while working in all areas of the plant properly.
  • Ensure design drawings are compliant with federal, state, local, and plant codes/policies as required. 
  • Work with other CSA engineers, designers, and other disciplines to collaborate and create 3D CAD models and design drawings. 
  • Utilize AutoCAD and CADWorx Structure software to create 2D & 3D models and drawings for the various designs.
  • Create and navigate Navisworks models.
  • Learn and utilize plant engineering standards and procedures.
  • Conduct site visits for field verification of existing conditions in an operating chemical manufacturing facility. 
  • Read and search for existing plant drawings as well as OEM equipment drawings.
  • Review shop drawings from fabricators
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Utilize Microsoft Office products to communicate  with project and plant teams and to create project deliverables.
  • Support plant operations with location and marking of underground utilities.



Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in 3D modeling utilizing AutoCAD
  • Experience with MS Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, etc.)
  • Basic understanding of industrial facilities
  • Basic personal safety awareness and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) requirements
  • Ability to communicate with others, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to receive direction from senior designers & engineers
  • Ability to work independently and in a multi-functional team environment



Qualifications, Skills, and Experiences:

It is not intended that candidates have all experiences listed below, but rather is a broad list that would be of added value.  Candidates should be encouraged to apply if they have any of these qualifications, skills, or experiences.


  • Experience in an industrial manufacturing facility (chemical, pulp/paper, refinery, etc.)
  • Experience with Structural design practices and materials (ie. steel, concrete)
  • Experience with Civil design practices and materials (ie. Subsurface pipes, paving, drainage, etc.)
  • Understanding of Industry design codes (i.e. ASCE, AISC, ACI, PIP, AASHTO etc.), or building code requirements (i.e. IBC)
  • Use of Subsurface utility locators (i.e. Ground Penetration Radar, Pipe & Cable locator)
  • Education: High school diploma, associate degree, or technical training
  • AutoCAD User’s certification
  • Ability to create Bill of Materials (BOM) or Material Take Off (MTO) documents



Working Conditions:

Working conditions are mostly office-based working on a computer.  As each job requires, field work will be needed.  Field work includes walking, climbing ladders, stairs, & platforms to measure or verify conditions in an operating chemical plant environment.  Fire Resistant uniforms are provided, but some areas require additional PPE such as acid suits and shields.

At AdvanSix, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past work experience doesn’t perfectly align with every qualification in the job posting, we encourage you to still apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

AdvanSix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, veteran status, or any other protected classification.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of AdvanSix about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at AdvanSix via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of AdvanSix, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by AdvanSix for this position and a valid agreement with AdvanSix is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the AdvanSix agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Application Process

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  • It is easy to apply for AdvanSix jobs online. Create a profile in DayForce and upload your resume or fill in the form with your job history.
  • Your profile and resume will be reviewed by a recruiter and you’ll be notified via email whether you will be proceeding with the interview process
  • The first interview will be a telephone screening with the HR and recruiting team, If there is mutual interest, there will be additional interviews with the team and an in-person site visit
  • Once interviews are completed, if you are determined a good fit for the AdvanSix team, a formal offer will be extended. Offers will first be verbally given and quickly followed by a formal letter via email
  • Every offer is contingent on the successful completion of the pre-employment and background checks required for the position.
  • We can’t wait for you to join the team!