Senior CAD Technician
Manchester, GB
4d ago

About the Role :

At WSP, there’s nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that's cleaner, greener and safer.

Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation that takes pride in its people and purpose : creating long-lasting solutions to meet the needs of generations to come.

As part of the UK Stations Strategy it is the intention to grow our Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health (MEP) CAD team and we currently have some exciting opportunities within design team for quality hires to help us deliver our expanding portfolio of projects and clients.

This role involves the production of 3D and 2D MEP designs information for High Speed-2 Stations, London Underground, Overground and Network Rail Station projects.

A typical week would include :

  • Use of Bentley MicroStation and OpenBuildings to model 3D MEP services including but not limited to Cable Management Systems, Pipework, Ductwork etc.
  • Production of 2D sections from 3D models for incorporation into drawings including the presentation of the design onto schematic and 2D layout drawings.
  • Carrying out the CAD modelling to the appropriate level of detail, through all stages of development (Feasibility to detailed design and handback) to relevant industry standards.
  • Complete design coordination with other design disciplines to ensure a clash free design with the appropriate access and maintenance requirements once installed.
  • Working with the project team to ensure the design process maximises data exchange across multiple software platforms, managed through a Common Data Environment (CDE).
  • We'd love to hear from you if you have :

  • An HNC / HND (minimum) in Civil Engineering or with good and appropriate experience working on Rail and civil engineering design projects, preferably at tender, concept and detailed design stages.
  • Full knowledge of all design stages of a major new rail station project.
  • Ability to address design issues within the 3D model and to follow up to a satisfactory conclusion with the relevant parties.
  • Candidates will need to be fully conversant with multiple software platforms, including Bentley MicroStation, OpenBuildings and ProjectWise.
  • Revit experience would also be beneficial.

  • Understanding of data management and working within a Common Data Environment, preferably Bentley ProjectWise;
  • Good understanding of current and emerging software platforms, and industry peer group operations.
  • Good communication skills as the candidate will have to liaise and collaborate with other offices in both the UK and overseas.
  • A strong knowledge of Microsoft software applications, including writing macros to undertake complex or repetitive calculations and experience of VBA would be advantageous.
  • What if we can?

    What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP we can!

    WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important be that our families, our friends or ourselves.

    So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

    As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) WSP can help!

    Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP.

    We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and WiL (Women in Leadership) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

    About us :

    We value our people and our reputation

    We stand for attracting, developing, engaging and retaining the best professionals in our fields of expertise, because our people are what make us great.

    We put the highest ethical standards at the centre of all we do. We are professional, humble and act with moral and intellectual integrity, keep our word, treat everyone with respect, support our colleagues and embrace diversity.

    We care about individuals and their progress and offer the most fulfilling career development for our professionals. We promote our young recruits because we believe fresh perspectives bring great ideas and new energy.

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