Assistant CAD Technician.3696

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 05/10/2020 23:59
£24,313 and £26,999
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Traffic / Highways / Road Safety
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Closing date:
5 Oct
Further Information

Assistant CAD  - Band 6 (SCP 18-23)

The Council

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate. 

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service

The primary purpose of Highways & Technical Services is to manage, maintain and improve infrastructure, including highways, flood defences and the coast, for the benefit of those who choose to live, work, visit and invest in Northumberland.

Highways & Technical Services is responsible for the provision of three key functions across Northumberland. We manage, maintain and improve the highway and transport network, to make sure that everyone can travel safely and without significant delay or disruption on our roads, footways and cycleways. 

The primary function of the Design Team is the design, project management and delivery of our own construction and maintenance schemes for highways and highway  structures and those for external clients. With an annual LTP budget of £18M, internal schemes range from the design of major new highways and highway bridges and structures to the strengthening and refurbishment of existing bridges.  We manage and design solutions for unstable slopes and retaining structures and engineered slopes. Some recent and ongoing projects include the £30m Morpeth Northern Bypass,  the £7m Union Chain Bridge and the £9m Crag End Landslip.

We are offering an opportunity to be exposed to a wide range of experience that will get you career off to a fantastic start or get it onto the right track.

The role

We are looking for candidates to fill posts of Assistant CAD Technician. As part of a muli-disciplinary team, reporting to the Senior CAD Technician you will be involved in:

- Production of drawings using CAD Software 
- Reading and extracting information from drawings, schedules and specification
- Design and detailing of highways and highway structures for new build and maintenance schemes.
- Site measurements, surveys and inspections.
- Production of technical reports.
- Responding to client requests for information.
- Day-to-day support to colleagues from other disciplines within the office.
- Attending team meetings with both internal and external disciplines.

We are offering: 
- A starting salary between £24,313 and £26,999
- Extensive training and development opportunities
- Flexible working
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

ONC / OND in Civil Engineering 
Broad  knowledge of Computer Aided Design together with some knowledge of one or more of: Reinforced Concrete Detailing, Steelwork Detailing, Highway Detailing.
Experience in assisting the design and delivery of highway related construction projects 

For more detail please see the Job Description/ Person Specification here

Closing date for application is midnight on 5th October 2020.

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview during w/c 19th October 2020.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Patrick Smith (tel. 01670 622961 or email  patrick.smith@northumberland.gov.uk) for an informal discussion.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.