CAD Designer / Draughtsperson Or Trainee

£18000 - £27500 per annum
24 Nov 2017
22 Dec 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
This long established company with more than 25 years' experience in the precast concrete industry, offers a design, supply and installation service to main contractors nationwide.

They are now looking for a CAD Designer / Draughtsperson to join their busy team. This is to carry out design and detailing of structural precast concrete components, particularly Hollowcore, Beam and Block flooring and concrete stairs. This is a busy drawing department, working in a fast paced environment.

The candidate must be an effective communicator with client design and site teams, installation sub-contractors and suppliers. A highly organised person with attention to detail is key, as are a flexible attitude and a pro-active outlook. Beside design work, duties include generating requisition sheets, obtaining quotes, problem solving and ensuring colleagues of relevant changes during the design process.

Key Responsibilities:
- Produce beam & block, hollowcore floor layouts & stairs to engineers/architects specification
- Follow and complete the design process from receipt of order to site installation. (Tasks include preparing material requisition forms/beam lists/schedules etc.)
- Work from architects/structural engineers drawings and occasional site dimensions/sketches
- Proficient in Autocad and Excel. Knowledge of Tekla would be an advantage
- Support installation team to overcome problems on site
- Work to deadlines and be able to work under pressure
- Produce accurate designs within a given period
- Be able to read & understand construction drawings, plans, sections etc
- Site visits may be required, to take measurements or to overcome design issues

Skills Required:
- Proficient in Autocad / Tekla
- Be confident working with external design teams, including main contractors, architects, engineers and builders
- Good telephone manner and communication skills combined with the ability to work in a busy office environment.
- A good understanding of the design & manufacturing process
- Flexibility and ability to adapt in a changing environment is necessary
- Requesting and distributing drawings internally and externally
- Ensuring the commercial department are made aware of changes during the design process
- Use own initiative to combine information and problem solve.

Quoted salary is for candidates with some experience. The Trainee salary will be discussed at interview.

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