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Full-time CAD Technician

at Capita Symonds in Cheadle Hulme

Capita Symonds Special Projects division, based in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Cheshire has an immediate vacancy for a CAD technician familiar with detailing civil and structural infrastructure associated with electricity substations.
Capita Symonds require a Cad Technician experienced in the use of AutoCAD, (Bentley Microstation would be advantage also)
Working hours are 40 hours per week, rising to 45 hours at times of peak programme.
Will be required to attend the office between the core hours of 09:00am to 17:30pm
Appointment duration 6 weeks, initially with a possible extension.



  • ONC or equivalent level qualification.
  • Formal education and training in AutoCAD from an accredited training provider such as a college or technical institute.
  • A proficient AutoCAD user, adept at computerized draughting techniques.
  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate clearly with the client.
  • Experience of 3D draughting would be beneficial, but not essential.


  • An experienced Civil/Structural draughtsperson with recent experience of draughting on electricity substation related projects.
  • The ability to produce large scale general arrangement drawings alongside piece small Civil and Structural drawings associated with lineside infrastructure.
  • Familiar with the production of :
  • Foundation drawings
  • General Arrangements, Sections and Elevations.
  • The use of Ordnance Survey mapping and site location drawings


To prepare general arrangement and detailed design engineering drawings using AutoCAD 2D software based on computations, specifications or sketches provided by the Civils Designer. The engineering drawings are Civils and Structural (Steelwork and reinforced concrete) Infrastructure locatedin electricity substations; typical layout and detailing required are for foundations and structures associated with:

  • Relocatable equipment buildings
  • Electrical cabinets
  • DNO cabinets
  • troughing
  • Cable routes
  • Transformer bunds and sumps
  • Switchgear buidlings
  • Overhead Line Structures
  • Retaining walls
  • Drainage
  • Access roads
  • Cable chambers
  • Steelwork grillages.
  • Gantries
  • Tunnel cabling

Application Closes: 23 November 2011

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