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CAD Manager

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

Manchester, Birmingham, York, , 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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Due to our continued growth, Systra are immediately hiring a CAD Manager to join our busy and dedicated Bridge Engineering Design team. Working on some of the highest profile rail infrastructure projects in the UK, the CAD Manager/Senior CAD Modeller will take overall responsibility for the production of bridge drawings and models in a variety of software platforms, including production of detailed steelwork repair, strengthening or replacement drawings, experience with reinforced concrete detailing would be beneficial.

The role encompasses the development and mentoring of junior CAD staff, ensuring quality and compliance to CAD standards, general management of the CAD team and input to pricing CAD elements of tenders.



Main Duties


  • Ensuring quality and compliance to standards of CAD deliverables produced within the Bridge team and offshore resources
  • Production of models and drawings in accordance CAD standards
  • Production of detailed construction drawings for new build and refurbishment of steel and concrete bridge structures
  • Supervision and mentoring of junior CAD staff in both the use of software and arrangement of drawings
  • Manage delivery of CAD/BIM elements of projects – take responsibility for budget and resource deployment on projects.
  • Where required prepare estimates for CAD/BIM input to work items.



Experience required:


  • Significant experience of working across common industry CAD packages, particularly Microstation
  • Significant experience of work within bridge design and detailing of both new, replacement and refurbishment projects
  • Experience of leading and developing other team members
  • Experience of working within a Design and Build project with critical project timescales
  • 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
  • Ability to travel to client sites and other SYSTRA offices will be required


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

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