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CAD Supervisor

  • Job reference: ME-005672
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction
  • Location: Kenya
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Job Function


Under general supervision, provides a high degree of sophistication and expertise in the performance of varied and highly complex computer-assisted drafting and design work to support the technical services of the company. Performs independent design work on CAD.


Job Duties:

  • Uses CAD system to enter the required data, such as precise measurements and commands, in order to generate designs, construction drawings, renderings, report graphics, interior drawings or other digital images.
  • Develops, organizes and prepares a variety of highly complex layouts, drawings and designs from written or verbal specifications, or from rough or detailed sketches and/or drawings made by technical professionals, converting paper documents into computerized files.
  • Develops and maintains standards and symbols to meet specialized needs of a particular project or to facilitate or improve CAD utilization.
  • Develops, writes and distributes procedures to other CAD users inside and outside own department.
  • Produces various design options on the screen or on hard copy. May include technical professionals' verbal instructions or ideas to assist in resolving a design concept not yet completely defined.
  • Uses CAD (CAD Revit) to design, redesign, modify or otherwise edit existing design.
  • Performs mathematical calculations necessary to complete simple and complex design tasks.
  • Checks final design on screen to verify completeness, clarity, and accuracy of drawing.
  • Assist in troubleshooting various CAD production technologies, including hardware and software. Provides intermediate/advanced training to technical personnel, as well as those interested in acquiring skills and knowledge of various CAD production technologies.
  • Selects and recommends procedures in design and prepares preliminary designs for approval by senior technical professional.
  • Designs and lays out final system systems designs with specifications and client requirements.
  • Prepares graphic presentations to support feasibility studies and proposals.
  • May supply technical data for specifications and provide quantities and cost estimates.
  • Maintains working knowledge of governmental regulations, codes and ordinances and their application.

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.




COMPLEXITY (Variety or uniqueness of tasks; relative difficulty or importance of work performed; size of unit supported, etc.): Performs varied and highly complex computer-aided drafting and independent design work. Incumbents at this level regularly exercise judgment and exhibit a high degree of sophistication and expertise both in design work and equipment knowledge and utilization. Work involves analytical ability for handling technical details, such a using mathematical formulas, interpreting semi-complex ordinances and specifications, and analysing design requirements.


DECISION-MAKING (Supervision received; independent judgment or initiative; consequence of error): Applies independent judgment under general supervision, in accordance with established procedures. Work involves some individual creativity subject to approval.


WORK DIRECTION GIVEN TO OTHERS (Titles and number of personnel; type of direction given): May act as technical coordinator or otherwise give work direction to lower level CAD or other personnel wishing to learn the operation of CAD equipment and various production technologies.


INTERNAL CONTACTS (Required interaction/relationship with others within the organization): Internal contacts may include technical professionals and managerial personnel at various levels within and outside own department to organize project and discuss design specifications and requirements.


EXTERNAL CONTACTS (Required interaction/relationship with others outside the organization)




Diploma/College degree in related technical field. CAD training required. Generally, requires minimum 5+ years of related experience in a combination of technician and/or CAD/CAD Revit is essential. MEP (Would be adventurous). May also require experience in the particular discipline supported. Experience within a consultancy or Project based role.




Excellent technical judgment and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and to give work direction to others. Strong math skill, manual dexterity and computer user skills required. Expertise in CAD production technologies required.








General Competencies expected of all Professionals and Managers are as follows: Client Service, Commitment, Communication, Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Professionalism, Quality, and Teamwork.




Job requires ability to process paper and electronic documents and operate computer equipment; ability to perform mathematical calculations, follow specifications, interpret and convert data into computerized designs, and provide training and instruction to others. Ability to communicate effectively and work under the pressure of multiple deadlines. Ability to interpret data, conceptualize ideas and prepare designs. #LI-LK1



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