CAD Technician

Last updated 8 days ago
Location:Greater Manchester
Job Type:Full Time


Stockport, GB

Department Name

North West & Central Region

About Network Rail

Network Rail North West & Central (NW&C) is the 'Backbone of Britain' - the economic spine linking our main cities. We connect workers with jobs, people with loved ones and goods to market.

The Internal Design team is expanding to meet demand brought about by our continued success in project delivery and is looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join our journey and move us forward. Our team deals with a wide range of engineering projects such as:

structural repair works; including repairs of retaining structures, sea defences, bridge refurbishments and many others.

Geotechnical works such as embankment regrades and slopes analysis all the way through to station redevelopments such as the greatly celebrated Moston Station platform repairs.

Our team has doubled in the past 2 years and our capability has expanded to include specialist capabilities such as in-house LiDAR scanning, training in this technology has allowed our technicians to manipulate the data to aid designs contributing to a marked increase in accuracy and productivity.

We are again happy to be looking for another candidate to join our diversely capable team for a bright and fulfilling career in civil engineering with a focus on safety and look forward to hearing from you.

Brief Description

As a CAD technician for IDT your duties will include 'red-line' mark-up drawing amendments, on-site LiDAR scanning (training provided no experience necessary) and clerical tasks such as assisting the team with bookings and submitting time sheets. As such experience in Excel is highly advantageous with experience in Access desirable. This would be an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate with possibilities for future development.

About the role (External)

CAD projects are performed within the Autodesk suite with our projects completed in AutoCAD and our 3D data converted within Autodesk RECAP. Knowledge of other CAD programs such as MicroStation, FreeCAD, Solidworks, Blender and Sketchup though not directly applicable is appreciated within our CAD environment.

1.Manage existing and incoming CAD data, external drawing requests and photographic records both in hard and soft formats in a structured manner, to manage the availability of latest revision data, with superseded data appropriately archived.

2.Prepare scheme diagrams, conceptual and detailed plans, for inclusion in reports, contract documentation and presentation to external bodies.

3.Provide professional advice on data transfer standards and systems, for inclusion in contract documentation.

4.Assist CAD Manager in circulation of the Project's CAD Procedures to suppliers, consultants and contractors


    Good CAD skills and engineering knowledge.

      Relevant successful experience using MicroStation or AutoCAD.

        Good communication skills.


          Knowledge of OS Digital Mapping formats.

            Railway experience.

              Good desk top software skills.

                Excellent eye for detail.

                  Strong work ethic and desire to succeed.

                  How to apply (External)

                  Network Rail adheres to pre-employment Baseline Personal Security Standard (BPSS), this is government standard for pre -employment vetting. BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting requires Network Rail to screen a potential employee's unspent criminal convictions and undertake 3 year career checks. Employment at Network Rail is subject to employees meeting the BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting.

                  Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

                  Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

                  Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefitsincluding a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3000 (to a maximum amount of £2,250).

                  Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life

                  Salary £25,000-£30,000 per annum

                  Closing date: 10 July 2020 late applications will not be accepted.

                  We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.