Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a civil cad designer.

A civil CAD designer utilizes a computer program to sketch, scale, and refine graphical drawings for bridges, road maps, and other building projects. He/she may work at the office or may be involved in a bit of field work depending on the task.

Besides designing bridges and other construction projects, he/she works together with the project engineers and managers in the planning by finding out the cost of labor and materials and may work on projects that are more specialized including on erosion control structures, traffic management, and wastewater controls. In addition, they work with architects and engineers to develop outstanding designs suitable for different urban plans.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Show willingness to listen to other people's views even when they are not good.

Take notes on the important aspect of the conversation if necessary.

[employee comments goal]

Begin discussions with questions that require group members to evaluate or analyze rather than those that just check for understanding

Consider members strengths, weaknesses and perspectives when setting up groups or assigning roles

[employee comments goal]

Join a networking group that has more formality and a clear agenda in order to get more out of it

Get a list of the names of people who are expected to attend a networking event and search them on social sites like LinkedIn in order to know what topic they would be interested in

[employee comments goal]

Allow the opportunity for one-on-one feedback in order to make it easier for the other person to say what he/she really thinks

Divide feedback into positive and negative columns for personal use and to ensure that it is fair and balanced

[employee comments goal]

Plan to hold training and workshops to educate your workforce on better work ethics

Demonstrate knowledge and ability to handle the projects distributed to employees

[employee comments goal]

Make decisions that favor all the employees instead of some

Take some coaching for better skills in performing assessments and appraisals

[employee comments goal]

Set goals for each employee to come up with their working ideas

Do not underestimate any idea even when they are not appropriate

[employee comments goal]

Learn to think outside the box in order to find new ways that can help handle situations differently

Strive for excellence; exceed expectations by giving everything utmost best

[employee comments goal]

Rely on only the tested and proven forecasting tools to increase accuracy

Encourage the use of smart analytics to track statistics, monitor competition, and analyze ranking in the market

[employee comments goal]

Work extra hard to get more certifications in new technology fields

Embrace artificial intelligence technologies to execute repetitive, multiple, and complex tasks efficiently

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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