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CAD Technician

Balfour Beatty
National, United Kingdom
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Manual Skilled
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

About the role

Balfour Beatty is currently recruiting a Site Based CAD Technician to join the Power T&D team in Scotland.

Role Purpose:

Liaise with Site Operative & Design team to produce a variety of drawings for the delivery of Overhead Line & Cabling Projects. The job will initially be based in our Main Office in Motherwell until a New Project is up and running near Fort Augustus where the applicant will work from for the duration of the project.

We are open to both full time and part time candidates (including job share), and offer a flexible working policy.

What you'll be doing

Key Accountabilities

To deliver to the Operations & Design department the satisfactory production of Bellmouth Layouts, Construction Site Layouts, Cable Route Layouts, Line Diagrams, Access & Route Maps, Stage by stage plans & General arrangement drawings to enable a safe and secure solution in accordance with BIM & client specification. To also manage drawings files in BIM & be responsible for issuing drawings to the Client. Site visits will be expected to record surveys for drawing production. Reports to the Design Team Leader.

Key Responsibilities
  • As a CAD Technician under a Design Team Leader to support drawing production for a major project.
  • Understand the requirements of contract documents and liaise with Senior/ Principal Design engineers as necessary to agree design requirements.
Be part of a team to deliver project specific drawings at a high standard and accuracy in accordance to client specification and BIM requirements & across all departments.
  • Work on your own & as part of a team, be willing and able to share technical ability, knowledge to other members of the team whilst being keen to learn new skill sets.
  • To produce a verity of drawings for the construction of stone access roads, Over Head HV Pylons & HV Cable Routes.
  • Be able to carry out on site surveys to aid drawing production.
  • To be flexible to ensure that deliverable timescales are met.
  • Produce cable routes from Construction to As Built as well as producing cross sections, Line Diagrams and termination approach drawings.
  • Have the ability to self-check own work prior to approval stage and issue drawings to Doc control Via BIM.
  • Attend and contribute to team meetings and consider ways to constantly improve CAD delivery in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Drive a Safety by Design approach at all times.
Operating Environment
  • Ensure Balfour Beattys Code of Conduct is thoroughly understood, adhered to and promoted across the business to ensure safe, compliant and consistent working practices.
  • To operate in an open and even handed manner with all personnel across the business. Treat all who we interact with, with courtesy and respect, treating everyone equally and embracing differences. Encourage everyone to achieve maximum potential.
  • To proactively contribute to teamwork and cross-functional working. To listen to each other and share knowledge enabling us to willingly combine expertise across the business and with our clients and supply chain.
  • Behaving with integrity and demonstrating professional image at all times. To always do what is right.
  • To take personal responsibility & accountability for actions, constantly striving to improve and exceed expectations ensuring safety and quality are never compromised.
Interacts with

Clients, Consultants, CDM Principal Designers (internal and external), Third Parties (Network Rail, Highways agency, etc.), Sub-Contractors, Materials Suppliers, etc.

Who we're looking for

Preferred Qualifications
  • HNC/HND (or equivalent) Computer Aided Draft & Design.
  • Proficient using the industry design software AutoCAD.
  • Full driving licence with access to vehicle.
General Experience
  • Previous experience of acting as a CAD Technician in an Engineering / Civils environment.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of Autodesk AutoCAD.
  • Ability to use and process international geographic datasets.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of cable routes and existing services.
  • Working under a BIM environment.
  • Microstation, GIS, Autodesk Civil 3D and Visualisation experience would be beneficial.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

Our skilled and dedicated teams deliver a range of proactive and reactive services which support a reliable and safe supply of power flowing to millions of homes and businesses around the world. Our contracts range from 50,000 schemes to 100 million plus major projects.

About us

Balfour Beattys Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions. With experience and expertise across the full spectrum of the electricity grid our teams have capability across overhead lines, cable tunnels, distribution networks and substations. From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support clients in the development of some of the worlds most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

Further information on Disability Confident can be found at:



We are more than construction. Every day, our projects change the way the world looks and improve the way it works. And because we do more, you will too.

Challenge yourself, and you’ll do truly impressive work. Control your career, and you’ll grow like never before. Explore our business, and you’ll enjoy a richer experience. And we’ll support you all the way.


Everybody has a place here and our Affinity Networks give you a voice. They help you fulfil your potential and for Balfour Beatty to take meaningful actions for everyone. Like the work that we do, our people are diverse and we celebrate this.

We have four employee-led networks.


This network actively encourages a culture of respect, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Its members help us educate and train all employees on LGBT+ issues – working with external partners and our supply chain to drive best practice within our industry.


We’re working to improve the representation of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people across Balfour Beatty, and provide fair access to leadership roles. Our Multi-Cultural network helps the business understands cultural experiences and provides an open platform for employees to bring their own unique perspective to the development of the business’s working culture. Its members raise awareness and support events, and help us identify and remove any barriers that might be holding back their peers from flourishing here.


As a Disability Confident company, we’re always looking for new ways to become more accessible for disabled people. This is where our Ability network comes in. They help us spot and break down barriers to enable more people with disabilities to join us and thrive. They’re also a big part of our work to raise awareness and understanding of mental health issues.

Gender Equality

Men and women from across our business are working together to create a more diverse and inclusive construction sector by arranging events and sharing experiences which encourages gender equality. Our employees are not only driving the business and industry towards a balanced workforce, but also role models for the next generation thinking of a career in construction.


As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasn’t rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package that’s right for you and your life.

Here are some of our key benefits:


Smart Working is Balfour Beatty’s approach to when, where and how our employees work. It’s more than a flexible working policy; it is about having a supportive, inclusive culture and being a great place to work. It covers all the stages of your career and considers arrangements and flexibility to meet your needs such as staggered start and finish times, and where roles allow, the opportunity to work remotely 40% of the time.


To help you share in Balfour Beatty’s success, we offer the opportunity to invest in our company and share in our potential future results.

The Share Incentive Plan is a tax-efficient way to invest in Balfour Beatty shares. Open to all permanent employees, it allows you to contribute between £10 and £150 per month, via deductions from payroll.


As a permanent employee, you’ll receive a maximum of 25 days’ paid statutory annual leave entitlement, pro rata if you work part time, in addition to any extra contractual holiday and national bank holidays.


Delivering on your goals and living our behaviours is important, so in return we’ll recognise your achievements. We have a number of different schemes that provide a chance for you to be recognised by your colleagues.


Lay the foundations for life after work, with our contributory pension scheme.

In addition to your contributions, Balfour Beatty will usually contribute to your pension scheme and you’ll receive tax relief. Furthermore, you’ll also receive life assurance if you’re in the pension scheme.


May be available, depending upon your role and contract.


We recognise the need to retain the skills and services of our employees and wish to encourage you to return to work following the birth/adoption of your children. You may therefore be entitled to enhanced company maternity/paternity and shared parental benefits.


Get expert, free confidential support and advice on issues affecting your professional or personal life including debt & financial management, legal & tax advice and family care.

The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


We recognise that you may be faced with situations that require you to be away from work for a short period of time e.g. for HM Forces training, study leave, jury service, public duties and so on. We’ll support you where we can with this.


Wherever we work, we aim to make a positive difference. As part of our team, you can help us succeed.

You can have up to 16 hours paid volunteer leave each year, to spend supporting a local community. For example, you could take part in a school engagement visit, a business project, or an activity linked to one of our national charity partners. The choice is yours.

We’ve recently joined Neurodiversity in Business as a founding member! We are thrilled to start working with the new organisation which aims to help develop more neuroinclusive workplaces and improve the participation of the neurodivergent in the workplace.

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