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Senior CAD Engineer

  • Job reference: TR-001816
  • Sector: Rail, Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Birmingham

Due to rapidly expanding UK & worldwide transportation opportunities, we are seeking a Senior CAD Engineer to work within our Transportation structures practice. This is an exciting opportunity for any candidate who is keen to undertake an interesting and varied role in supporting the delivery of engineering on Atkins’ rail and highways projects.


Atkins Transportation Division is one of the largest transport consultancies in the UK and is a leading supplier of engineering services to government, regulatory and local authorities, infrastructure owners and operators, design and build contractors and other clients within the transportation sector.


Our core workload is typically the delivery of multidisciplinary designs ranging from feasibility studies to detailed design, working either direct for rail industry clients like Network Rail and Highways England or increasingly for design and build contractors. Our projects vary from some of the largest multi-disciplinary schemes in the UK to minor design commissions and include all elements of highway and railway civil engineering including bridges, stations, gantries and line-side infrastructure schemes.


We are seeking a candidate who can demonstrate delivery of engineering drawings using AutoCAD and/or MicroStation for civil engineering design projects. You will have a background in structural detailing and of working within either the UK rail or highway sectors together with a track record of successful delivery on engineering design projects.




Implementation and compliance of Atkins CAD / BIM manuals and standards

Production of Civil / Structural CAD drawings and BIM model input

Advice and mentorship of junior CAD staff within the team on projects

Working as a point of reference for CAD staff and other engineers to call on where necessary

Co-ordination of CAD and BIM model input to multi-disciplinary railway projects

Assisting with site surveys and other site activities

Preparation and presentation of progress for discussion at meetings



A minimum of HNC in Civil Engineering or similar

Expert knowledge of AutoCAD and / or Micro-station and their application in designing civil engineering structures in the rail environment is essential

Proven BIM expertise within a line of route enhancement project would be advantageous

Ability to produce drawings containing 3D information.

Extensive experience in RC detailing, along with familiarity with CADs RC or similar detailing packages.

Extensive experience of steel detailing - particularly for bridges

New build bridge structure detailing.

Structure repair and reconstruction (ideally including a range of deck construction types)

Footbridge reconstruction replacement and modification (including Access for All)

Railway Platform extension and modification

Rail ancillary civil structures associated with large scale re-signalling projects


The Individual


Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills

A team player, dedicated to the delivery of projects

Works to personally set deadlines with minimal supervision

Confident and professional manner

Able to use initiative and has a desire to improve

Enjoys working on both simple routine and complex drawings

Flexible Working

We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations.

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