Principal CAD Technician

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Are you passionate about engineering and ready to lead a talented team to new heights? My client, a leading consultancy working in the HV Transmission Sector is looking for a proactive and experienced Principal Engineering CAD Technician to manage a small but skilled team of Engineering CAD Technicians. This role will be critical in delivering top-notch engineering drawings that meet both company and industry-specific standards.

This role could be based in a number of locations: Derby, London, Hull or the York area.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead with Excellence: Oversee the production of high-quality engineering drawings, ensuring adherence to industry standards and company guidelines.
  • Team Deliverables: Manage your team’s output, including wire clearance diagrams, RC detailing, steelwork detailing, feasibility drawings, POC layouts, construction site layouts, stage-by-stage diagrams, condition assessment diagrams, cable route layouts, and wood pole GA/EDs.
  • CAD Expertise: Provide your CAD knowledge and skills to new projects, tenders, and deliverables, and guide project managers on potential deliverables, timelines, and costs.
  • Collaborate and Resolve: Work closely with engineers to resolve design issues and ensure project feasibility and suitability.
  • Workflow Management: Coordinate your team’s workflow to meet deadlines and produce a wide range of CAD drawings using various software, including Microstation 2D/3D CAD and Solid Edge 3D CAD.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure the highest quality in all drawings by conducting thorough QA/QC checks and adhering to client needs and quality procedures.
  • Develop and Innovate: Contribute to the development of CAD systems and best practice documents, and continually improve existing systems while exploring new revenue streams.
  • Mentor and Grow: Lead by example by mentoring and training your team, conducting annual appraisals, monthly one-on-ones, and fostering a high-performing, collaborative environment.

Who You Are:

  • Qualifications: Ideally, you have an HND/HNC in Engineering (or equivalent) and hold at least 5 GCSEs (Grades A-C or equivalent), including English and Maths. A UK driving licence (or equivalent) is essential.
  • Experience: With a minimum of 10 years in an Engineering/Civils environment, you bring strong working knowledge of relevant software (Microstation Connect, SolidEdge, NX, or Open Utilities Substation) and up-to-date industry standards and practices.
  • Ideally you will have worked within the HV Power Transmission Sector draughting for Overhead Lines and Substation projects.
  • Attributes: You are a flexible team player with excellent leadership skills, including communication, motivation, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. You’re committed to supporting and mentoring junior team members.

Why Join my client?

  • Innovation and Growth: Be part of a forward-thinking company where your input and ideas are valued and encouraged.
  • Dynamic Environment: Work with a dedicated team of professionals in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere.
  • Career Development: Benefit from ongoing training and professional development opportunities to enhance your skills and career prospects.

Ready to Make an Impact?

If you’re ready to take on a challenging and rewarding role where you can lead, innovate, and grow, my client wants to hear from you! Apply now and join them in shaping the future of engineering.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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