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Senior CAD Technician - Civil & Structures

  • Job reference: TR-000889
  • Sector: Rail, Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Birmingham

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Role:            Senior CAD Technician - Civil & Structures
Division:      Transportation Structures Practice
Locations:   Birmingham, Swindon, Cardiff OR Bristol.
Projects:      Rail & Highways (Civil & Structural Works)

Atkins is seeking a Senior CAD Technician to join our Central Civils and Structures design team due to rapidly expanding UK transportation opportunities. This is an exciting opportunity for any candidate who is keen to undertake an interesting and varied role in supporting the delivery of engineering design within Atkins’ transportation projects portfolio.
Our core workload is typically the delivery of multidisciplinary designs ranging from feasibility studies to detailed design. The ideal candidate will have a background of successful delivery in structural detailing within either the UK Rail sector or UK Highways sector.


  • 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 Microstation 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 

Extensive experience of the following works within highways structures and rail environments essential:-

  • 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 civils 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
  • Be available to travel across the UK and work away from home, including periods overseas on assignments.
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