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CAD Manager

  • Location: Surrey, UK
  • Business / Department: Engineering
  • Reporting to: Engineering Manager & Project Manager
  • 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. Supervise CAD personnel, manage and maintain an effective CAD team, manage and maintain the printing facilities and consumables. Maintain and oversee the document management systems.


  • Biwater International Limited

Qualifications and experience:

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

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage CAD and related systems to ensure effectiveness of department
  • Manage CAD QA procedures and guidelines ensuring CAD user compliance
  • Maintain awareness of CAD and system software developments
  • Develop engineering solutions and drawings for proposals and contracts and contribute effectively as a team member to these departments
  • Supervise CAD personnel
  • Maintain CAD symbols library and standard details
  • Administer the CAD department, monitor time sheets, and maintain adequate supplies of printing materials
  • Train personnel in the practical use of AutoCAD
  • Prepare the following drawings in accordance with appropriate standards: P&IDs | General arrangement/layouts | Civil outlines | Bill of materials | Hydraulic profiles and process flow diagrams | Single line diagrams
  • Preparation of the following documentation: Pipework submittals | Material take off schedules | Drawing man hour schedules | Civil submittals | Draughting schedule | Engineering reports
  • Supervise draughting resources
  • Accurate production of all drawings in accordance with CAD standards
  • Check drawings produced by other draughters for accuracy and content
  • Produce drawings within the allocated man-hours
  • Undertake inspection of materials and equipment as and when required
  • Maintain the large format printing facilities and consumables

Person specification:

1. Knowledge and experience:

  • Good general knowledge of all aspects of water treatment e.g. civil engineering, process engineering, electrical engineering and project management
  • To have an overall knowledge of current CAD software and printing facilities

2. Skills:

  • Ability to think clearly under pressure
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to rationalise designs and produce economic plant layouts
  • Ability to assimilate large amounts of different data at one time
  • Ability to present technical designs clearly, confidently and convincingly
  • Intermediate in Microsoft Office – particularly Excel
  • Ability to travel overseas as and when required

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 condition:

  • Based in Biwater’s Headquarters in Dorking, Surrey, but with travel as necessary in the UK and overseas to fulfil the above work scope
  • 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.

To apply for this position, submit your resume and a cover letter to: [email protected]. In the subject heading of the email, please include: ‘CAD Manager’.

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