CAD Technician
Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom
9d ago

We are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services.

Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world. How can we best work with you?? Whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle, it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours.

At Arup you have access to a range of flexible working options including flexible start and finish times, working from home or working part-

  • time. If you're interested in any of these options, please let us know when you apply and we'll discuss how this could work in your roleAs a wholly independent organisation, we are owned in trust for the benefit of staff and their dependants;
  • with no shareholders or external investors we determine our own business priorities and direction. Staff are allocated profit shares and therefore each individual has an invested interest in the global success of the firm.

    Arup is a place where creativity, innovation and exciting technical challenges are always possible; we are part of a team that enjoys what they do, embracing a unique culture.

    As a global firm we can develop careers in the UK or abroad through international assignments, and our commitment to training and development is fundamental to ensure we continue to develop our staff and look to the future requirements of our clients.

    Arup Highways We are a key player in the currently vibrant UK highways market, and our business is enjoying a period of significant growth.

    Working closely with our clients, we continue to take a whole-life view of project delivery and are proud to be in a position to provide a total design and advisory service.

    We have invested heavily in research and development initiatives to help understand the key forces driving the shape of our sector.

    This insight has enabled us to plan for a future which links highway design and management expertise with a rapidly expanding digital environment.

    Nationally we are engaged in significant highways projects such as the M4 Corridor around Newport and the Forth Replacement Crossing.

    Client involvement includes Highways England frameworks such as CDF and SPaTS, the Smart Motorway Programme, and several design and build links with major contractors.

    Our expertise is also a critical component of a multidisciplinary offer on projects such as HS2 and Crossrail. Approximately 1200 staff work on highway projects in the UK each year, successfully delivering integrated, multidisciplinary projects for our clients.

    Arup Office The role is based at the Arup Campus’ in Solihull, a purpose built office which comprises over 600 people representing the full range of professional services we offer.

    You will join our growing highways team, which is more than 70 people strong and delivers a wide portfolio of work from multi million pound projects for Highways England to designing small scale junctions for developers.

    We also work as designers for contractors and advise Governments and Lenders on PPP projects. Our current projects are spread across the Midlands, the wider UK, and internationally across Europe and Africa.

    We have a strong forward workload which supports our strategy to expand the team.Opportunities also exist for experience overseas, and in related fields such as railways.

    The Arup Campus serves as Arup’s global highways skill-centre and we regularly assist our 70+ worldwide offices with highways projects.

    This can include short or long-term assignments. Role The successful candidate will join our existing engineering team to support in the delivery of high profile highway and infrastructure projects. The work will involve :

  • Preparation and modification of 2D and 3D model / reference files
  • Preparation and modification of plans / drawings
  • Conversion between different file formats
  • Ensuring drawing compliance with internal (and Client) CAD systems and standards
  • Checking and reviewing drawings to ensure QA processes are followed and CAD standards are maintained
  • Working alongside engineers and discipline leaders within multi-disciplinary design teams
  • Maintaining effective relationships with key people
  • Working with minimal supervision, paying close attention to detail and reporting to the CAD Manager / Design lead, as required
  • Mentoring junior team members
  • Actively participating in Continual Improvement
  • Requirements and skills Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Full Working knowledge of Bentley MicroStation V8i (SS3 preferable)
  • Experience of working on highways and infrastructure projects in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Good verbal communication skills / open and approachable nature
  • Be self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Qualifications :

  • HNC or equivalent
  • Conversant with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Desirable skills and knowledge :

  • Knowledge of Bentley ProjectWise Explorer (SS4 preferable)
  • An understanding of BS1192 workflow and the requirements concerning co-ordination of large numbers of drawing and model file sets
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD or Civil 3d (as 3rd Party input may be in DWG format)
  • Knowledge of Bentley InRoads SS2, InRoads SS4 (OpenRoads) or OpenRoads designer
  • Experience of GIS
  • Experience of virtual design review software e.g. AutoDesk Navisworks and / or Bentley Navigator
  • Permanent : Reward and Benefits : We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits package in our sector.

    Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover.

    Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing.

    You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefits Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash, or spend on a wide range of Choice Benefits to help with your work / life balance and financial security.

    In addition all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

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