AECOM CAD Technician in London, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144302BR

Position Title CAD Technician

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - London

City London

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About the Business Line


We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary

AECOM are seeking a CAD Technician to work within the Design team at our Central area London Highways Alliance Contract office. This role is based in our Southwark Street office in Central London, a five minute walk from both London Blackfriars and Southwark tube station.

CVU is a Joint Venture between Colas, Volker Highways and AECOM, delivering the Central London Highways Alliance Contract for TfL. CVU provide a fully integrated highways service including traditional highways maintenance services, emergency response, inspections, design services and the delivery of capital investment and existing asset renewal schemes.

The role will get involved in developing highway engineering design drawings and assisting the Design Project Manager in the production of the task order responses

Under general supervision, drafts scheme designs for both the preliminary and detailed design stages

  • Develops designs and layouts of medium complexity, working towards high complexity

  • To assist is the production of as-built drawings upon completion of the build phase

  • Assists in the development of Junior CAD Technicians

  • To ensure that all drawings are produced in accordance with CVU CAD standards

  • Undertake any other duties reasonably requested by the Design Project Manager in connection with the business, its stakeholders and customers

  • Follow the CVU QMS with respect to design delivery, delivering design work in accordance with current design standards and specification requirements.

  • Comply with CVU Health & Safety procedures and requirements at all times

  • To understand the responsibilities of a designer under CDM regulations

Minimum Requirements

  • highways drafting experience

  • Highly IT competent

  • Experienced user of AutoCAD and associated packages (such as KeySigns, Autotrack etc)

  • Engineering design for highways schemes

  • Proven capability to produce competent, safe buildable designs for simple to mid-level highway schemes

  • Time management and prioritisation of work for self and other members of the team against challenging demands of network needs

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal). Able to communicate clearly and appropriately within the design team and internal / external stakeholders

  • Adaptable and flexible to cope with the variety of responsibilities involved

It is also desireable to have the following:

  • Experienced user of industry standard software

  • Knowledge of a Designer’s role under CDM Regulations

  • Experience of highways term maintenance contracts

  • Production of safe, buildable cost efficient designs for highway schemes

  • Producing a list of quantities (materials take-off) from detailed design drawings

  • Experience of working within a permitting scheme

  • Experience of working within a joint venture

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Technician member of a Professional Engineering organisation (Institution of Civil Engineers, Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation or similar) with the desire to work towards an EngTech qualification

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.