CAD Manager

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Our client is seeking a CAD Manager to join their busy and dedicated drafting and engineering team. Working on high profile port and maritime infrastructure projects internationally, you will take overall responsibility for the production of 2D and 3D civil and structural engineering drawings and models, from layout development up to detailed construction stage drawings.

The role includes general management of the CAD team, the development and mentoring of junior CAD staff, ensuring quality and compliance with existing 2D and 3D CAD standards by the full team, and further development of the company’s 3D drafting capability and standards.

The Role:

  • Manage delivery of 2D and 3D CAD elements of projects
  • Ensuring quality and compliance of all CAD deliverables produced within company in accordance with company standards and international best practices
  • Production of models and drawings in accordance with CAD standards
  • Production of layout drawings and detailed construction drawings, typically including but not limited to terminal layout development, civil works (pavements, drainage, underground services, etc.), reinforced concrete and steel structures
  • Driving and further developing the company’s implementation of 3D drafting, and incorporation of BIM technology / software where applicable
  • Development, management and maintenance of 3D CAD and BIM standards, asset libraries, model catalogues, template files, etc., consistent with international best practices
  • Supervision and mentoring of the CAD team (in particular junior CAD staff) in both the use of software and arrangement of drawings
  • Manage the productivity and workflow of the CAD team
  • Manage the training and continuing professional development of the CAD team
  • Manage the recruitment process of the CAD team
  • Arranging and chairing coordination meetings with the CAD team, and also with the engineering team where relevant
  • Preparing estimates of CAD inputs / requirements for potential or upcoming projects

What you need to succeed:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience of working across common industry 2D and 3D CAD packages, particularly the Autodesk suite
  • High level proficiency in Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Experience in Autodesk 3D tools such as Civil 3D, Revit, and/or Navisworks
  • Knowledgeable of British Standards (BS/PAS Series) and ISO standards for CAD
  • Experience of working on civil and structural projects, including underground services networks and detailing of reinforced concrete and/or steel structures
  • Experience of leading and developing other team members
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision and provide support and mentoring to others


  • Experience in drafting for maritime infrastructure
  • Significant experience in underground services networks, including 3D clash checking
  • High level proficiency in Autodesk 3D tools such as Civil 3D, Revit, InfraWorks and/or Navisworks
  • Experience / familiarity with BIM 360 or equivalent BIM management software
  • Ability to travel to client sites and/or other offices could be required
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