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CAD Technician - Geotechnical

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

Birmingham, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any



The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.

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We are currently seeking an experienced CAD and Senior CAD Technician to join our Geotechnical Engineering team here at SYSTRA Ltd based in our Birmingham offices, to take a lead responsibility for the production of Geotechnical drawings and models in a variety of software platforms.  The role will also involve the development and mentoring of junior CAD staff and ideally you will be a Technician who really understands the engineering process and can bridge the gap between process and delivery.




  • Production of models and drawings in accordance with both SYSTRA Ltd and various client CAD standards
  • Production of detailed Geotechnical drawings 
  • Maintain a knowledge of products and designs relevant to your work and apply it in a range of situations.
  • Deliver a portfolio of projects to the required quality, time and budget, showing self checking, with minimum input by others.
  • Have a positive attitude towards checking and quality. Monitor project and team performance against CAD standards and quality requirements, taking necessary corrective action.
  • Plan and prioritise tasks effectively for yourself and other team members with minimal input by others, reporting back on progress and delivering on commitments you have made.
  • Work within agreed timescales for completion
  • Advise project leads on issues with either CAD standards or production issues which may lead to cost increase
  • If requested assist project leads with pricing CAD scope of work



  • Significant xperience of Geotechnical design drawing
  • Experience of design delivery ideally from a rail industry
  • Significant experience with Bentley suite of systems 
  • A high level of ability in a CAD system relevant to the team’s work and able to give comprehensive guidance to others.
  • A high level of ability in applying procedures and standards that apply to CAD and able to give comprehensive guidance to others.
  • Knowledge of other CAD platforms and tools related to CAD.
  • Experience of using data management systems.



  • Ability to work in a collaborative multi-discipline design team
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision and provide support and mentoring to others


We support flexible working so please speak to us further if this is something you would need to explore.


Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.

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