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CAD Technician

Salary Competitive
Location Braintree
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

This is a key drafting and records position within the design team, you will assist our Design Engineers in the drafting of design drawings for new electricity infrastructure projects. Our industry leading design team provides key input at all stages of a project lifecycle (from tendering, through pre-construction and to completion of construction). Whilst drafting tender design drawings, full design drawings through to completion of as-laid records, you will ensure that drawings are accurate, compliant and delivered within agreed timescales. 


The Person

eSmart Networks provides a highly technical and competent problem-solving service to our customers, so we are looking for outstanding individuals who want an opportunity to grow and develop.


What will you be doing?

  • Assisting Design Engineers & Project Managers, you will deliver a range of new electricity infrastructure design drawings using your proficient AutoCAD skills.
  • You will draft a range of technical drawings as needed to support our team of Design Engineers with producing high quality designs in a timely fashion, including but not limited to: site layouts (ranging from small EV charging installs through to 132kV substations), site setting out drawings, electrical single line diagrams, AC/DC schematics, clash checks of designs by overlaying existing utility records, asset adoption plans and completion of as-installed drawings.
  • You will offer full drawing office support to the Design, Technical and Operations teams.

What are we looking for?

  • You have at least a basic understanding of electricity infrastructure and associated drawings, however training can be given to the right candidate.
  • You are adept at drafting 2D drawings in AutoCAD, efficiently producing professional drawings which clearly convey the necessary information to the end users of the drawings.
  • You know the importance of customer service and its impact on the growth of a business.
  • You seek continuous improvement within existing processes and are flexible enough to get the job done in cases where there isn’t an applicable process to work to
  • Strong all-round IT skills including MS Suite


Experience & Qualifications

Experience within the utilities or construction sector is preferred.

  • Proven experience within an Auto CAD position.
  • 2D is essential
  • Qualified to A-level or equivalent or NVQ in a design field would be advantageous.
  • A-C level grade in Maths and English.
  • AutoCAD qualification required.


The role is predominantly office based (with a hybrid working policy allowing part of the week to be worked at home if desired), office locations within the UK are Braintree and Belfast.

eSmart Networks, our Energy Transition business, provides public electric vehicle charging, industrial electrification and renewable energy connections.

The business was created to respond to the UK’s need for charging infrastructure as the transition from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles gathers pace, and has since broadened its services to provide grid connection solutions and renewable energy infrastructure.

Working for any of the companies within the Nexus Infrastructure group is a rewarding place to be. We spend a lot of time at work and we know the importance of spending that time working towards a common purpose. For us that Purpose is Building Bright Futures and to support this our staff use our group values. Find out more here.

Nexus is a leader in enabling the energy transition by delivering sustainable infrastructure through our three subsidiary businesses.

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