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AECOM Civil CAD Technician in Belfast, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Belfast, Belfast

Job Summary

We are a global multidisciplinary construction consultancy with offices across the UK and Ireland and we have a new job vacancy for a Civil CAD Technician to be based in our Belfast office.

You will join a team of about 15 engineers within a larger office of over 200 consultancy focused professionals. You will work with our established technicians within our buildings civil and structural engineering team on the development and design of site layouts and infrastructure, including drainage, site levels, road layouts etc.

This position is for a technician or assistant level Civil Engineering CAD Technician who is able to create and edit 2D/3D civil models on building related projects, in coordination with our Engineers and Senior CAD Technicians by using computer assisted design applications such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D and Navisworks.

This is a great opportunity for someone with some experience in structural and civil AutoCAD design with the desire to develop a career within the construction consulting industry. This will be a fantastic way to build on your basic knowledge of CAD and it will offer you the chance to pick up on other industry standard software packages.

About Us

AECOM Buildings & Places is a construction consultancy formed of over 2000 dedicated experts. We are built to modernise, expand and deliver the most iconic and complex structures in the world. We offer a one stop shop to complete some of the country’s most challenging building projects by leveraging our world-class talent, scale and unique service offering.

Our Civil & Structural division consists of over 450 people nationwide. Our Engineers and Project Managers work on projects within residential, commercial, aviation, defence, healthcare, education, pharmaceutical, sports, and leisure.

We are market leaders on large international projects as well as small scale local experts who seek to improve communities through strong design and effective project management and Engineering solutions.

Your Responsibilities

Your main role will be to assist our Senior CAD Technician and wider civil engineering design team in the creation, development and detailing of high-quality detailed Civil 3D models involving site layouts, levels and drainage based on the engineer’s sketches. You will use a variety of CAD software programmes to create these designs in 2D and 3D models.

You will require good attention to detail, and it is important that you are a good communicator as these traits will help you produce accurate drawings quickly without the need for extra amendments where possible.

Our work culture and methods will help you to work quickly and efficiently but it would be a benefit if you already consider yourself to have strong time management skills.

It would be beneficial if you have a blend of design and detailing experience in some or all of the following:

Access roads, junctions and infrastructure of building development projects (including road geometry, vehicle tracking, earthworks, pavements, drainage and underground services).

Core Responsibilities

  • Develop Engineers concepts and sketches into accurate models and drawings.

  • Able to manage all in-coming and out-going models and drawing information.

  • A high level of computer literacy as well as spatial and design skills to be able to visualise projects in 2D and 3D.

  • Attention to detail to create accurate drawings.

Minimum Requirements

  • Proficient in the use of AutoCAD and Civil 3D software.

  • Relevant professional qualifications or demonstratable technical understanding (minimum HNC or equivalent).

  • Work experience within a similar consultancy or other relevant business.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A knowledge of drainage design including piped systems and SuDS based systems.

  • A knowledge of carriageway design standards, for example: MCHW, DMRB and local authority design guidance.

  • An appreciation of BIM Level 2 processes and workflows.

  • Ability to use Revit and appreciation of BIM360.

  • An ability to produce structural drawings to assist the wider team as necessary.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements.

Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Civil

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 234615BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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