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9 months ago
Location: Chelmsford
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Design / Development Jobs
United Kingdom - Essex, Chelmsford

Job Summary

AECOM has a new job vacancy for a Civil CAD Technician to be based in our Chelmsford office. You will work with our wider Civil Engineering team on drainage and road layouts for our large-scale building development projects in partnership with housing investors and public sector clients.

We work on everything within our developments boundaries and ensure that these connect efficiently with the external public highway and draining infrastructure.

This position is for an established Civil Engineering Technician able to create and edit 2D/3D models on civil projects using computer-assisted design applications (AutoCAD, Infraworks, Civils 3D, MicroDrainage.)

About Us

AECOM Building & Places is built to modernise, expand and deliver the most iconic and complex structures in the world. We offer a one stop shop to complete some of the country’s most challenging building projects by leveraging our world-class talent, scale and unique service offering.

Our industry leading and award-winning Civil and Structural division consists of over 450 people nationwide. Our Engineers work on projects within residential, commercial, aviation, defence, healthcare, education, pharmaceutical, sports, and leisure. We are market leaders on large international projects as well as small scale local experts who seek to improve communities through strong design and effective project management and Engineering solutions.

Your Responsibilities

Your role will be to create high-quality detailed technical drawings and plans based on our engineers’ sketches. You will use a variety of CAD software programmes to create these designs in 2D and 3D models.

You will require good attention to detail and it is important that you are a good communicator to produce accurate drawings quickly without the need for extra amendments where possible. Our work culture and methods will help you to work quickly and efficiently but it would be a benefit if you already consider yourself to have strong time management skills.

It would be beneficial if you have a blend of design experience in some or all of the following:

design of highways, access roads, junctions, roundabouts and infrastructure of development projects (including road geometry, vehicle tracking, public realm, earthworks, pavements, drainage and underground services) but this is not essential.

Core Responsibilities


Develop engineer’s concepts and sketches into accurate models and drawings.


Able to manage all in-coming and out-going models and drawing information.


A high level of computer literacy as well as spatial and design skills to be able to visualise projects in 2D and 3D


Attention to detail to create accurate drawings


You’ll have a desire to develop a career within the construction consulting industry and be willing to learn new software packages

Minimum Requirements


Relevant professional qualifications or demonstratable technical understanding


Work experience within a similar consultancy or other relevant business


Proficient in the use of Civil 3D, Navisworks and AutoCAD

Preferred Qualifications


A knowledge of drainage design from first principles, including piped systems, SuDS based systems


An understanding of the corresponding relevant first principles and design standards for example: MCHW, DMRB, MfS and local authority design guidance.


A clear work history and proof of professional development and learning


Ideally you will live locally to the office or be willing to relocate


Experience of mentoring junior staff members.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Civil

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 226988BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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