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Civil CAD Technician


London, City of London - Greater London


Subject to Experience






Structural and Civil


13 Jan 2020

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Role description:

We are looking for an ambitious and highly capable civil CAD technician to work in the exciting and fast-paced design environment of our central London office, you will be part of a growing team within a company at the forefront of innovation of the construction industry.

The ideal candidate would have a strong ability to use AutoCAD and a general understanding of civil engineering principles.  Experience using Civil 3D, Revit, and familiarity of BIM desirable but not essential, although an active interest in learning is required.


Essential technical skills:

  • Excellent ability to use Autodesk AutoCAD and familiarity of all features of the software required in the drawing of civil elements.
  • Good experience drawing civil items including below ground drainage, external works, roads, ground works and below ground utilities; and an appreciation of the technical design requirements.
  • Highly organised systematic approach to drawing; including the naming of layers, positioning of models, and a rigorous approach to standardised aesthetics.
  • Ability to think in three-dimensions and make judgements on coordination without relying on engineering input.
  • Ability to take the initiative in developing quality systems to ensure that information produced to a consistently high standard.
  • A proactive approach to coordination of interfaces with other disciplines.
  • Experience preparing S104 (sewer adoption) and S278 (works to existing highways) drawings.

Essential other skills:

  • Proactive approach to responsibilities and enthusiasm for high quality design and design production.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to work with all levels of employees and management within the organisation.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment or to self-motivate when working more independently.
  • Excellent communications skills in English both written and verbal.
  • Ability to manage time effectively to deliver information at agreed dates.

Advantageous skills:

  • Experience using Autodesk Civil 3D and Revit desirable but not essential, an open mind and enthusiasm to learn is expected.
  • Some familiarity of BIM and the related process a strong plus as all information production will be compliant with ISO 19650 (formerly PAS and BS 1192) and the internal Bryden Wood BIM standards.
  • Familiarity of working with IFC, COBie and Uniclass.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs (Outlook, Word and Excel).

Experience and Educational background:

Appropriate level of experience working in a design office, predominantly performing the role of a civil CAD technician using AutoCAD.

100 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8AL