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CAD Draughtsman

  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Business / Department: Engineering
  • Reporting to: Regional Director for the Middle East
  • Type: Permanent

Overview of role:

Interpret information provided by engineers and generate engineering designs and drawings in accordance with the client and/or international standards.


  • Biwater International Limited

Qualifications and experience:

  • Required: To be qualified to ONC or up to HNC level or equivalent
  • Desirable: City & Guilds Technician also acceptable – or equivalent
  • Minimum: To have adequate experience in the water industry

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Receive basic data from engineers (Proposal or Project) to develop engineering solutions and produce the appropriate drawings
  • To professionally/accurately produce all drawings (2D and 3D)/documentation in accordance with the Company’s Quality system, Departmental procedures, CAD standards and in accordance with any other appropriate standards


  • Site Layouts (superimposed on available satellite imagery, if required)
  • Process and Identification Diagrams
  • Hydraulic Diagrams
  • General Arrangement and Sectional Diagrams
  • Civil outlines
  • Pipework isometrics
  • Electrical layouts / routing plans
  • Any other drawings required to fulfil the Project requirements


  • Pipework submittals
  • Civil submittals
  • Draughting schedules
  • To produce accurate Bills of Materials (BOM’s) and Consolidated Bills of Materials (CBOM’s) on drawings as required
  • To check drawings produced by other draughtsman for accuracy and content
  • To produce drawings within the allocated man-hours
  • Identifying changes to Project scope and advise engineer upon same
  • Undertaking the inspection of equipment as and when required
  • Attending project review meetings as arranged by the Project Manager and providing technical assistance on engineering aspects
  • To effectively liaise with other staff members, clients, and suppliers to ensure customer satisfaction and satisfactory contract completion
  • Identifying alternative proposals to enhance designs
  • Preparation of documents such as reports, technical write-ups etc. as required

Person specification:

1. Knowledge and experience:

  • Understand the principles of potable & waste water and reverse osmosis treatment
  • Sound knowledge of AutoCAD 2D and 3D and any additional 3D software packages could be an advantage (especially Inventor and Plant Design Suite) with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

2. Skills:

  • Ability to think clearly under pressure
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to rationalise designs and produce economic plant layouts
  • Good general knowledge of all aspects of water treatment, e.g. civil engineering, process engineering, electrical engineering and project management
  • A flexible mind, with the ability to assimilate large amounts of different data at one time
  • Ability to present technical proposals clearly, confidently and convincingly
  • Computer literacy with a sound knowledge of AutoCAD 2D and 3D

3. Internal business processes:

  • Adhere to company procedures
  • Assist in updating company procedures and processes as required

4. Health safety and environment:

  • Monitor and enforce the latest health and safety procedures, regulations and legislation
  • Reduce waste to a minimum from all departmental activities and ensure a safe working environment for all staff

5. Working conditions:

  • Based in Turkey, but with travel as necessary in Turkey and overseas to fulfil the above scope of work
  • Visits overseas to achieve appointed tasks in connection with either the execution of projects or the winning of new business

A competitive salary plus benefits will be offered.
Biwater is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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