AECOM Senior CAD Technician in Swindon, United Kingdom

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Senior CAD Technician

United Kingdom - Wiltshire


Job Summary

The Senior CAD technician will produce drawings and manage drawing production for projects. Provide training and support to Junior staff. Develop and improve standards with the team. Assist the CAD Manager in the running of the team.

The post of Senior CAD Technician is based in the Swindon office. Working within the Railways operating unit of Aecom W. The individual will be placed within the Civil and Structural Engineering Department.



  • Demonstrate high ability and judgement based on knowledge when preparing drawings.

  • Show ability to apply company standards and suggest improvements where necessary.

  • Ability to estimate resources required to prepare project related drawings.

  • Direct the preparation of drawings for scheme and detailed design.

  • Undertake and lead site visits (may include nights & weekends) and undertake surveys.

  • Work flexibly and contribute effectively to the work and performance of the team

  • Commercial

  • Display understanding of budgets and programmes and operate within them.

  • Ability to produce drawings accurately with a high quality of presentation and understand the importance to the company / client relationship.

  • Assist in the development of more efficient work process’

  • Managerial

  • Manage own time and that of others effectively.

  • Manage running of CAD Department in absence of CAD Manager.

  • Communicate and Report outcome of work promptly and effectively.

  • Contribute to staff development and supervision as appropriate.


  • Seek on own initiative, gain approval and attend suitable training courses.

  • Apply and use knowledge gained from training to enhance own ability in work environment.

  • Attend courses and show enthusiasm towards CPD.

  • Demonstrate professional standards of integrity & objectivity with colleagues and clients.

  • Personal

  • Always adopt a positive attitude in the performance of tasks.

  • Demonstrate ability to exercise initiative with delegated responsibility.

  • Demonstrate ability to exert influence over situations and resources

Minimum Requirements


  • At least 6 years experience in civil & structural engineering, preferably with railways related experience.

  • Experience of design & analysis in some of the main structural materials (eg. steel, concrete, masonry, timber).

  • Experience in the production of all types of civil & structural drawings, particularly steelwork and reinforced concrete.

  • Ability to develop drawings from engineering calculations.

  • Conversant with the principles of BS design codes and procedures.

  • Highly experienced in the use of computer aided design/drafting software including MicroStation and AutoCAD.

  • Experienced in 3D Modelling techniques.

  • Knowledge of basic management techniques and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications


  • HNC/HND in Civil/Structural Engineering.

  • Grade B at GCSE/O Level or higher in Maths, Physics, English.

  • Grade C at GCSE/O Level or higher in another Science and Humanities.

  • Language qualifications in Spanish and/or French an advantage

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.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 150872BR