Senior CAD Modeller - MEP

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

York, Manchester, Birmingham, , 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 to expand their MEP CAD Modelling team with the hire of an experienced Senior CAD Modeller. The role will assist with the design of Mechanical, Electrical and Building Services engineering projects on our key infrastructure projects across the UK & Ireland utilising the latest BIM and CAD software systems and providing design input as required. The role can be based from our York, Birmingham, Reading or Manchester office and benefits from the flexibility of our hybrid working approach.


Main Duties:

  • Work closely with mechanical and electrical engineers to develop BIM and CAD solutions for the M&E services elements of projects
  • Achieve the targets agreed with the Principal Engineer/Project Co-ordinator regarding the effective delivery of projects to current engineering and safety standards, within agreed timescales and budgets
  • Assist in the development of staff to ensure that BIM and CAD skills are available within the MEP engineering department to meet business objectives
  • Take the role of AutoCAD/Microstation Expert User for the MEP team
  • Work effectively within and across teams maintaining and developing relationships with internal clients
  • Discuss technical issues with colleagues – use as CPD for team
  • Actively and effectively plan work both short-term and long-term
  • Any other reasonable duties as required




  • Extensive Knowledge of Microstation 2D & 3D & BIM procedures preferably within the Railway Environment for Electrical Engineering or wider Infrastructure Industry for Buildings Services electrical
  • Knowledge of safety standards
  • Bentley Connect for Advanced users preferred but not essential
  • City and Guilds Level 2 in AutoCAD preferred but not essential
  • Significant experience of working on E&P projects
  • Experience of AutoCAD and Microstation,
  • Experience of working in Network Rail IP Projectwise & BIM Standards.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Working/communicating across teams within the company to ensure delivery of projects
  • Self-motivated team player, able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to develop and maintain client relationships
  • Good commercial awareness including programming and delivery to budgets/timescales



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.