Trainee CAD Technician

Job Location: Leicester HQ
Job Type: Full time
Salary: £18,000 - £24,000

Day to Day Duties

  • Produce manufacturing models and drawings from architectural and design intent drawings for approval and construction
  • Ensure all drawings and models are produced in line with EES manufacturing and drawing standards
  • Adhere to specific project standards such as naming conventions, numbering protocols and standard details
  • Ensure drawing check sheets are used before and during the drawing process
  • Produce drawings within allocated time frames and budgets
  • Report to Lead CAD Technician as and when required reporting any issues with design, costs or timeframes set
  • Ensure critical dimensions are on all drawings
  • Read and understand Architectural Specifications ensuring EES drawings adhere to the requirements, raising any deviations with Lead CAD Technician
  • Ensure all ironmongery and equipment is detailed accurately
  • Where relevant, use Internal and Architectural models to derive up to date drawing information
  • Where requested attend project design meetings and liaise with project team
  • Where relevant, output models in the required format for inclusion in the project model
  • Where relevant output models in the required format for CNC
  • When modelling joinery ensure cutting lists are populated with component lists, ID’s and panel sizes and that an ID tagged paper space has been produced
  • Keep accurate time records/sheets up to date

Interdepartmental Duties

  • Liaise with factory regarding specific details and buildability
  • Liaise with buying for advice on any bought in items including but not exclusively, specialist metalworks, glass and fabrics
  • Liaise with all departments as and when required to fulfil aspects within the contractual works

Subcontractor Coordination

  • Liaise with when required specialist subcontractors
  • Ensure EES drawings are coordinated with subcontractors where there is a direct interface

Financial Responsibilities

  • Ensure cost sheets are reviewed with Lead CAD Technician prior to commencing drawing
  • Ensure feedback is given on any variation works so that this can be fed to the QS department for accurate cost recovery


  • Ensure all drawings are compliant with the NBS specification and current regulations relevant to the project (e.g. fire (spread of flame), BREEAM, DDA, CDM etc)
  • Work in a safe manner following Company Procedures, 14001 Environmental, 9001 Quality and Statutory H&S Regulations.


  • Ensure HUB is used for all sample references and drawing trackers


  • Any other duties needed to ensure the full discharge of duties responsibly requested by your Manager.
  • Work in a safe manner following Company Procedures, 14001 Environmental, 9001 Quality Management and Statutory H&S Regulations.


  • Grade 4 in English and Mathematics
  • AutoCAD Experience preferred, but not essential


Leicester LE2 (fully office based) preferably within a 30-mile radius. Occasional customer site visits.


Every Employee Supported through our comprehensive benefits package:

Employee Assistance Programme, Financial Planning Programme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Enhanced Maternity Pay, Social Events, Funded Training, Store Discounts, Employee Referral Scheme.

32 days annual leave (24 days exclusive of BH)

Note:  This job description is not exhaustive and will be subject to periodic review.  It may be amended to meet the changing needs of the business.  The post-holder will be expected to participate in this process, and we would aim to reach agreement on any changes. We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

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