What is a CAD Engineer?
A CAD engineer is responsible for creating, designing, and modifying technical drawings, blueprints, and computer models using specialised CAD software.
CAD engineers typically work with a variety of tools and software to produce their designs, such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks, CATIA, or other industry-specific software. They must have a strong understanding of engineering principles, materials science, and manufacturing processes to ensure that their designs are feasible, cost-effective, and efficient.
The role of a CAD engineer is critical in the design and manufacturing process, as they help ensure that products and structures are safe, functional, and meet the needs of clients and end-users.
What are the typical duties and activities for a CAD Engineer?
From employer to employer the description of a CAD Engineer job will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:
Creating and modifying technical drawings and blueprints
Collaborating with other engineers and architects to design and develop new products or structures
Reviewing and analysing design specifications and requirements
Ensuring that designs comply with industry standards and regulations
Conducting simulations and tests to evaluate the performance of designs
Communicating and presenting designs to clients, stakeholders, or team members
Managing and organising design files, documents, and records.
Skills required to be a successful CAD Engineer
To be successful within a CAD Engineer job, the below skills are important;
Proficiency in CAD software
Knowledge of engineering principles
Attention to detail
Creativity: CAD engineers should have a creative approach to problem-solving, and be able to come up with innovative solutions to design challenges.
Project management skills
How can we help with your CAD Engineer job search?
For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for CAD Engineers across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.
Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented CAD Engineers and secure the market's leading CAD Engineer jobs.
With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right CAD Engineer Jobs to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.
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If you are looking for a new CAD Engineer job, please get in touch with our specialist recruiters to discuss your situation in more detail. Alternatively you can search all of our current CAD Engineer Jobs across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.
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Bristol is a county in its own right and has a population of 449,300, which was recorded in 2016. Bristol is well connected via road, rail, sea and air via the M5 and M4, Bristol Temple meads and Bristol Parkway rail stations and Bristol Airport. In 2015 Bristol won EU's European Green Capital Award and was named the best city to live in Britain in 2014 and 2017.Bristol has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:
Bristol Glass Wharf Project
This construction project, which will cost in the region of £30m will see a 7-storey 3 Glass Wharf office project comprising of around 115,000 sq ft of office space and featuring shimmering glass facades which reflect the site’s previous use as a glassworks. The floor to ceiling glazing and frameless glass balustrades maximise the panoramic views, with balconies providing solar shading.
£90m Bristol Arena Project
International arena design team Populous together with Bath-based architects Feilden Clegg Bradley and engineering firm Buro Happold have developed plans for the innovative and flexible arena. The arena will have 12,000 seats and will be situated next to the Temple Meads railway station.
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Want to find out how we can help you and your job search?
We are always pushing boundaries to improve our services to our clients and candidates. So taking pride in what we do is ranked extremely high. Find out more about the services we can provide for you.