CAD Designer

Ref No. EMP505870
Location Birmingham, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Not Specified


My Client is recruiting for a CAD Designer in the Water Sector


Water Sector Experience

The Job

My Client is recruiting for a CAD Designer in the Water Sector

You will be based in Birmingham, however you will occasionally be required to make visits to site to undertake survey work and also visit other offices.

The CAD designer is required to work within the design team delivering process-water and wastewater technology solutions. The CAD designer is integral to this team producing 2D drawings and 3D models and a part of the wider team developing the full design of the technology solution.

The role is to develop drawings that capture the Process, Mechanical and Electrical aspects of the plant design.

Working with other discipline engineers to create professional looking drawings and design information. You will be required to use your experience, skill and knowledge to develop the detailed aspects of the mechanical layout design.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to;

  • Generate P&ID drawings for both tender designs and detailed designs based upon the detailed information provided by Design Engineers.
  • Generate 2D and 3D based GA drawings and models based upon the information provided by Design Engineers but also based upon the individual's experience and knowledge of process plants.
  • Produce drawings of sufficient accuracy and detail for the specific requirements of the project / tender within the allocated timescale.
  • Produce drawings within the allocated timescale.
  • Maintain standards that conform to the company standards and company procedures.
  • Review the design drawings of suppliers and clients and incorporate these into drawings and designs.
  • Undertake occasional visits to site to view and survey an installation or planned installation.
  • Produce designs that are compliant with health, safety and environmental legislative requirements.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Proven competence in using 2D AutoCAD.
  • Proven competence in using PLANT 3D CAD package.
  • Experience and competence in basic engineering principles and practices, in particular those applicable within a process plant environment.
  • Ability and motivation to use initiative to develop and expand layout designs with a consideration for the key design features of the plant / equipment.
  • Ability and motivation to use the full potential of 3D CAD systems.
  • Ability and experience of being able to work to a dead-line and to plan tasks around the timescales of others.
  • Without direct supervision to have an ability to proactively find information and answers so that design work is allowed to progress.
  • A full UK driving licence is required for this role.


  • Working experience within the water or process plant industry.
  • Experienced in generating general arrangement drawings of process plants.
  • Practical experience in using 2D AutoCAD, AutoCAD PLANT 3D and AutoCAD's REVIT and Inventor package.
  • Experience in using BIM360.
  • Good levels of experience and competence in the layout design of process plant, in particular processing plant with the water industry.
  • Basic design knowledge and experience of equipment and technologies used commonly within the water treatment industries (eg. Pumps, pipework, valves and tanks).
  • Good levels of experience and competence in drawing and performing basic interpretation of P&ID's.
  • Ability to review the designs of others (colleagues, supplier and clients) and provide supporting comments where applicable.
  • Experienced in generating plant and equipment schedules from P&ID drawings.

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