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Geotechnical CAD / BIM Technician - Glasgow & Birmingham

  • Job reference: R-026420
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Glasgow

We have a great opportunity for a BIM Technician to work alongside our team to help deliver our inputs to a range of projects spanning the infrastructure, energy and building design sectors. You’ll need to fully conversant and technically astute in AutoCAD Civil 3D / MicroStation. As you’ll support the core areas of our business you’ll also be required to liaise with and advise Engineers across the various businesses appropriately.

If you are an established BIM Technician with 3-5 years’ CAD experience the drive and enthusiasm to embrace new challenges, here’s an opportunity to play a key part in the further growth of one of the leading ground engineering groups in the world.

With more than 270 geotechnical professionals in the UK, SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins Business geotechnical reputation is built on the skills, excellence and commitment of our people in all aspects of geotechnical engineering. We see a bright future as we adapt and strengthen our technical expertise in growth areas, such as Energy, Mass Transit and Major Infrastructure.

The team have undertaken prestigious and notable work for a number of key clients such as the HS2, as well as projects for Scottish Water, Network Rail, Highways England and Transport Scotland. 

This is a crucial role within the business requiring you to demonstrate a proven track record of project delivery and, due to the nature of the role, prior experience of working within a Civil Engineering environment either gained from a fast-paced consultancy firm or contractor.

We are looking for someone with an HNC CAD or a relevant qualification, who is fully conversant in AutoCAD with Civil Engineering related experience including experience and knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D.  Experience of 3D solid and surface modelling and analysis and experience of producing high quality output from CAD systems for use in contract documents and reports in a civil engineering environment.

Technical qualifications should be supplemented with Good written and verbal communication skills being able to communicate well with engineering staff about project objectives and details.  We also expect motivation to work effectively as a fully participating member of a busy CAD team within the business.

Desirable Criteria

It would be highly desirable if you have knowledge of HoleBase SI Civil 3D add-on or similar software and / or MicroStation.  Experience with point cloud data, working with geological information and models or developing and deploying automated routines within a CAD environment as well as appreciation or experience of projects where BIM principles were implemented/used would be highly advantageous.  If you are not familiar with the above full training will be provided as part of the role.

The successful candidate must be flexible and adaptable regarding CAD task programmes and will be required to:

  • To provide Engineering drawings, which are core to the business and will form part of essential reports, contract documentation, project tenders,
  • To apply and adhere to published CAD standards for Ground Engineering to produce high quality deliverables

The learning and development experience in our Ground Engineering team is different to that at most other companies. Here we thoroughly recognise the importance of our people and we invest for the long term to provide them with the technical, commercial and managerial expertise they need throughout their career. At Atkins our staff continue to learn and develop irrespective of position or experience.

Our investment includes our acclaimed technical conferences, regular presentations and discussion groups, field trips, bespoke training courses as well as active on the job mentoring.  We also have our Ground Engineering Academy to provide structured support and encouragement to staff in their progression to chartership.  Fulfilling learning and development experiences include the opportunity for international assignments in a variety of countries. 

Our Professionals Programme ensures continued training beyond professional qualification status, facilitating strong professional development to match the passion and skills of our talented people post-chartership.  

Flexible Working

We welcome the opportunity to discuss a flexible working pattern for this vacancy. For roles advertised under the category of flexible working we would encourage you to explore the flexible working options we are able to offer during the interview process.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV,  details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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