46778 - CAD Draughtsperson

  • Job Reference: 00001186-1
  • Date Posted: 7 November 2019
  • Recruiter: UK Power Networks
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Circa £30,153 + London Allowance (Depending on Skills and Experience)
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


CAD Draughtsperson

Reporting to

BIM Manager


London, Elephant & Castle


UKPN Services

Reference Number


Employment Period




Salary Range

Circa £30,153 + London Allowance (Depending on Skills and Experience)

Closing Date

19th November2019


All applications will be reviewed after the closing date


We also provide the following additional benefits


  • Annual leave 25 days
  • Car allowance
  • Personal Pension Plan – Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks Services will make a corresponding contribution of 8% or 10%)
  • Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme
  • Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Occupational Health support
  • Switched On – scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.
  • Supplier discounts, such as O2, EE, Vauxhall cars, Universal tyres
  • Discounted access to sports and social clubs
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
    Job Purpose:
    To ensure that standards and processes for CAD are in place and implemented, and that these standards are communicated and applied across UKPN Services for the full lifecycle.
    You will be the CAD Draughtsperson for UKPN Services Newington House and will help support infrastructure projects and management of Assets.
    You will produce design drawings relating to projects for UKPN Services electrical networks supply and scope provided by Design Engineers and Project Managers.
    You will prioritise workload and work to tight deadlines with minimum supervision.
    Principal Accountabilities
  1. Produce design drawings as part of the designs constructed in a safe efficient manner.
  2. Produce design drawings using Autodesk CAD system and Bentley CAD software packages which conform to all relevant Codes of Practice.
  3. Compliance with design assurance and audit processes
  4. Complying with the requirements of the designer as determined by the CDM Regulations (as amended in April 2016)
  5. Support and mentor other members of the team to enhance their technical knowledge.
  6. Assist with preparation of tenders and quotations.
  7. Manage work load
  8. Work as a Team Player in a dedicated team of Designers and CAD Specialists


Nature and Scope:

A CAD Draughtsperson will be an important contributor to the design team, establishing and assisting the Design Team in the management of the project workflows and being responsible for quality, clash detection and data conversion. The CAD Draughtsperson will report directly to the BIM / CAD Manager and through Senior CAD Technicians and Design Engineers.


Oversee the principle accountabilities as above. Additionally, UKPN Services has introduced Bentley ProjectWise for our projects. You will support the implementation and application of this system across all assets and also ensure compliance with the Common Data Environment (CDE).


Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience in electrical engineering with emphasis on AC and DC substation design. 
  • Expert user of AutoDesk AutoCAD V14 or above CAD systems
  • Expert user of Bentley MicroStation V8i or above CAD systems
  • Advanced knowledge and usage of Bentley ProjectWise V8i and Connect Edition. 
  • Understand BIM (Building Information Modelling) and its processes.
  • Identify clashes and spatial issues within modelled environments.
  • Competence in production of design drawings including room and equipment layouts, single line diagrams, logic diagrams, schematics, wiring and cabling diagrams etc.
  • Work with external engineering organisations and customers/partners representing UKPN Services to best effect.
  • A good safety culture and sound understanding of Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations and their application in this role.
  • Work unsupervised, set and comply with own targets, and implement creative cost-saving solutions.
  • Collaborator
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft desktop applications: Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint;
  • Articulate, professional and able to write clearly and succinctly.
  • Focused and disciplined with proven ability to meet targets.
  • Excellent diagnostic and coordination skills.
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity.


Health & Safety Responsibilities


Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.


Employees will ensure they understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees will understand those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.


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