CAD Engineer

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Work type: External Fixed Term Contract
Location: Berkshire
Categories: Engineering, Electrical

Job Title: CAD Engineer

Location: Reading

Salary: £27,947 - £36,912 depending on skills and experience

12-month Fixed Term Contract | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available | 37 hours per week

Our Role

Our Strategic Investment Team carry out the design, construction, and maintenance of capital investment and customer connection work in the southern licence area on the electricity network from 11kV to 132kV. We have an exciting opportunity for a CAD Engineer to join our team supporting the design and construction of electrical projects on the distribution network involving overhead line, underground cable and electrical substation work.

As CAD Engineer, you will be responsible for the production of plans, elevations, assembly layouts, operation diagrams, schematic and wiring diagrams and other protection drawings. You'll also have responsibility for the production of cable layouts, trench section details and material schedules.

You’ll work closely with various key stakeholders including Designers and Project Managers based throughout the UK so it is important you are able to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external clients.


Your Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will ideally have an engineering background and will be familiar with AutoCAD software. SSE is currently developing 3D modelling supported by Autodesk software including Revit and Vault, knowledge of this software would be an advantage.

You’ll be highly organised, self-motivated and flexible with the ability to manage and prioritise various projects simultaneously to meet demanding deadlines. You will have the skills to work in an environment that is passionate about safety, innovation, teamwork and excellence.


Our Company

At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), our skilled teams operate and maintain our electricity distribution and transmission networks, carrying electricity to over 3.7 million homes across the north of the Central Belt of Scotland and Central Southern England.

Operations are responsible for keeping the lights on; we are at the front line on the Network. If we find a fault, it is our responsibility to respond to the fault, and dispatch our skilled teams to fix it as quickly as possible. We work in all hours, and through all weathers, ensuring our customers are never without power.


Our Benefits

With more than 22,000 employees working over 242 locations, we strive to be a great place to work for everyone. In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You’ll enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days (inclusive of public holidays), with the option to buy up to 10 extra days. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our “Be the Difference” scheme.


Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: Wednesday 26th September 2018

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks

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