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CAD Engineer

Wales, Cardiff
£44195 - £50611 per annum
Closing date
20 Jun 2023

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Design, Electrical, Project Engineering
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About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK. We will, however need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSE offices or depots around the UK; Cardiff, Reading, Poole, Leeds, Motherwell or Perth

Salary: £44,195 - £50,611 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

What is the Role?

We are looking for a CAD Technician who has knowledge of the utilities sector and experience of 2D & 3D AEC Autodesk applications to provide CAD drawings for electrical networks, substation designs and legal drawings ensuring smooth delivery of services to live electric projects.

You'll be working closely with the wider design and delivery teams to ensure projects run smoothly from conception to construction.

Your main duties will be;

- To provide modelling, design and drafting support on assigned projects to develop and optimise electrical layouts to SSE Networks specifications and requirements.

- To be involved in project options, development assessments and conceptual designs.

- To be a main point of contact for all graphical representation works.

- Develop models, drawings, schematics, diagrams and other documentation as required, on time and to requisite standards.

To be brilliant in this role we would love you to bring;

- Experience working in computer aided drafting or related field using 2D & 3D AEC Autodesk applications (Primarily AutoCAD), drawing registers and revision control.

- Overall knowledge of CAD customisation abilities and understanding of CAD libraries/tool palettes and best practice. Be proficient in AutoCAD and any experience in other drafting packages would also be favourable.

- Knowledge and understanding of Electrical design.

- Team player, able to work with colleagues at all levels and within multi-functional teams.

- Flexible regarding work routine, able to work on a wide range of projects without sacrificing quality of delivery and progression of projects in a timely manner.

An understanding of SSE Networks, Utilities Networks, and Energy industry would also be advantageous.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Louise on 01738 351698.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.


We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


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