CAD Technician

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

York, Manchester, Reading, Bir, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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Around the world, SYSTRA’s specialists plan, design, integrate, test, commission, project manage and deliver mass transit and mobility solutions that are relied on by more than 50 million people every day.

For more than 60 years, the Group has been committed to helping cities and regions contribute to their development by creating, improving and modernising their transport infrastructure with sustainability, accessibility and innovation at the heart of our designs. With over 8,250 colleagues globally and around 1000 in the UK & Ireland we are growing significantly and seeking out the very best talent to join the SYSTRA signature team and be part of leading the way in infrastructure design.


SYSTRA are looking for two CAD Technicians for either our York, Manchester, Reading, Birmingham or Bristol offices to work with Senior Engineers, Engineers and Technicians in the efficient and effective delivery of projects, ensuring the needs of the Client and the business are met.

In this role you will support the business in work winning and engineering delivery, maximising all opportunities with Clients. Assist in safeguarding profitability through engagement with other SYSTRA staff and promote efficient engineering delivery based on a right first time principle. You will also maintain and expand your skill set in support of company ventures as they develop.

There is a lot of opportunity for training and career growth in this team with a strong culture of mentoring and support.


Main Duties - 

  • Contribute Computer Aided Design (CAD) to projects as directed, ensuring Client commitments are met.
  • Undertake the duties of designer as highlighted in CDM legislation.
  • Develop your skills to enable the team to meet business objectives.
  • Deliver tasks to the required quality, time and budget under direction by others, with self-checking.
  • Have a positive attitude towards checking and quality. Work with other team members and other teams to ensure compliance with CAD standards and quality requirements, taking necessary corrective action.
  • Plan and prioritise assigned tasks effectively for yourself and other team members, reporting back on progress and delivering on commitments you have made.
  • Knowledge of the relationship between hours worked and project cost, budgets and commercial pressures.
  • Contribute to the team’s achievement of Annual Plan by meeting or exceeding project targets.


Experience Required -

  • Experience of a CAD system relevant to the team’s work and able to give some guidance to others.
  • Experience of procedures and standards that apply to CAD and able to give some guidance to others.
  • Experience of using data management systems.
  • Knowledge of safety standards and CDM regulations and able to identify hazards in designs.
  • Knowledge of civil engineering design principles and standards.
  • Knowledge of construction principles and standards.
  • Experience within the rail sector that is relevant to the team’s work.
  • Knowledge of the importance of planning, delivery and timescales.
  • Knowledge of the transportation sector.
  • Good command of written and spoken English.
  • Flexibility in working hours will be required to meet the demands of the role.
  • Ability to travel to client sites and other SYSTRA offices will be required.


Our three core values: Excellence, Connected Teams and Bold Leadership are kept at the heart of everything we do. We strive for the highest levels of technical excellence, achieving the best results through teamwork, both locally and internationally, and reward innovative thinking through encouraging all colleagues to think as leaders. We offer clear and well supported pathways for career development and qualification attainment, a competitive remuneration package including a bonus and private healthcare, an electric car scheme and a broad suite of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Because we value who you are as much as what you do, we want you to feel supported at work. We offer hybrid working, balancing the benefits of working from home with time in our modern, well-equipped offices for that crucial in-person contact, team development and collaborative working. We also recognise that life doesn’t always run to the same schedule for everyone, so we have a dedicated flexible working policy to support you in tailoring your work life to reach your full potential, for more details on this, please get in touch.

Diversity & Inclusion

We provide a warm welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of people who can enrich our company and offer perspectives which will drive better solutions in a truly inclusive environment. Our employee led working groups and clearly defined strategy help us to keep at the leading edge of important issues and keep us accountable. We want our colleagues to feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work and continually seek new ideas and contributions to ensure we continue to grow and develop in this space.


It’s no surprise that people do their best work when they feel physically and mentally supported. Our SYSTRA Wellness Programme offers a wide range of support; from Wellness champions, to free health checks, healthy eating workshops and regular seminars, alongside access to a wide range of external support. We offer two paid days for charity work and an ever-growing social calendar.

Apply and find out more about how Systra can support you in your career journey. If you require any adjustments to support you in your application or interview process please email:  where your request will be treated confidentially and with respect. We pledge to offer an interview to any candidates with a disability who apply for a role and meet the minimum criteria.

As we are always looking to expand our team, we would still be interested in hearing from you if you fulfil most, but not all, of the relevant criteria for the role – you could still be just what we are looking for.