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Senior CAD Engineer

  • Job reference: TR-001816
  • Sector: Rail, Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Birmingham
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Why not...

Atkins Transportation Division covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management from inception to options appraisal through to detailed scheme design and delivery support. Atkins is one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary consultancies engaged in numerous high profile projects for Clients in both the Public and Private Sector.

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.

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.

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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