Graduate DHN Technician/ Tracer

Full Time
Job Sector:
Engineering / Technical
Salary description:
£30000 - £33000/ annum
Start Date:
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated graduate CAD engineer who is looking to work in a design and delivery role in District Heating/the renewable energy sector. Experience in District Heating is not required as full training will be provided. Advanced 2D CAD skills and a knowledge of 3D CAD work is preferable. The 6-month development programme will be based working from home and with training carried out in Milton Keynes.

Under the title of Graduate DHN CAD Engineer, the mentored role will develop the right candidate towards; efficiently delivering the market leading designs and reports which this company offers to its clients, through gaining practical experience across city-wide heat networks.

The role will suit either;

* .An engineering graduate seeking to work within the consultancy environment

* An engineering graduate seeking to gain practical site experience along with working in a consultancy environment.

Duties and responsibilities

Key responsibilities for the Graduate (DHN) CAD Technician include;

Support the Network Design Team, through the provision of:

• Utility Tracing in CAD

• Obtaining Utility and Historical OS Maps

• Inserting DWG, PDF & Image files into drawings as X-References

• Overlaying historic maps and utility drawings within a current OS environment, ensuring

major landmarks/buildings/roads are aligned using scale and alignment command functions

• Insert and update engineering annotations, attributes within drawings, which explain the

Network Design Team's key risks and observations

• Implementing layering systems with AutoCAD

• Dimensioning and measuring drawings in CAD

• Track and maintain data received files including OS, GIS and utility submissions.

• Extracting data from CAD environment

Undertake an Initial Training Programme, including:

• Understanding 3D Technical Design business model and key services

• Technical induction to CAD standards and layering

• 3D Technical Design Quality Systems

Skills and experience

* Educated to degree level or equivalent

* Proficient in working with 2D CAD

* Interested in UK Construction/Civil Environment

* Good knowledge of current legislation and codes of practice

* Excellent communication, numerical and presentation skills

* Effective interpersonal and influencing skills

* Detail oriented


Additional would be an advantage

3D CAD Knowledge

GIS experience

Experience in BIM

Generating Dynamic Blocks


Ideally living around the Bristol area, Initial Training at Milton Keynes Office, working from home thereafter.


* 40 hours per week

* Initial Training at Milton Keynes Office, working from home thereafter

* Successful candidates will be provided with the necessary equipment to work from home

* Starting salary - £30,000 to £33,000 per annum

* 6-month fixed term contract

* 3-month formal progress review.

* Potential for permanent position

Additional information

Further Development Opportunity

Following the six-month mentoring period, there is also an opportunity to develop the role into a CAD Designer and assist with more complex CAD functions including but not limited to the below activities:

Production of:

* Heat network feasibility route drawings

* 2D GA district heating pipe route drawings

* Communication duct route and chamber drawings

* Leak detection system drawings

* 3D isolation valve and air vent chamber models and drawings

* 3D route and construction drawing

* Feasibility and design HAZID identification

* 3D modelling utilities and pipe routes in accordance with BIM II3D TIN surface creation

Company Description

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