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AutoCAD Technician

Job Details
  • 4751
  • Chester Zoo
  • Chester
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • The salary for this role is £24,142 + excellent benefits

AutoCAD Technician

Permanent contract, 40 hours per week

We are Chester Zoo, and for over 90 years we have been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction. We’re also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic, and expert people, doing everything we can to prevent extinction, from caring for animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our visitors an inspirational day out.

We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and, despite all the recent challenges thrown at us, we still want to be the best zoo in the world! If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we’d love to hear from you.

We currently have a vacancy for the interesting and varied role of AutoCAD Technician to join our Facilities & Development Team. The Design Team in our Facilities & Development department supports the delivery of annually circa 20-30 schemes ranging in value from £10k to £15M.

Involvement varies as workload is allocated on a scheme-by-scheme basis from concept through to technical design and is dependent on size and complexity of the scheme. On occasion there is also the need to appoint external consultants, particularly for specialist design elements, to support the delivery of projects.

The Role – AutoCAD Technician

The AutoCAD Technician will provide customer focused, efficient, and professional support to the Facilities & Development Team by maintaining a large and complex database of existing documents, records, and drawings, ensuring accuracy and accessibility to those who need them. They will update new records, drawings and protocols for production and storage.

The AutoCAD Technician will support the development and implementation of new or improved drawing methods and techniques by adapting and refining work practices in their own technical area and provide support and technical assistance to Chester Zoo’s own Project Managers, Construction Managers, Site Operations, and IT teams.

The successful candidate for this AutoCAD Technician role will have:

  • An HNC/D in architecture/building construction/services engineering disciplines or similar qualification
  • Recognised training in AutoCAD City and Guilds, National Certificate or Higher in AutoCAD
  • Experience in a design environment in architecture, building, construction, or engineering services
  • Relevant operational experience in the production of AutoCAD drawings
  • Awareness of other drawing and software systems, for example Revit, Photoshop and Sketchup
  • A willingness to learn and develop Revit skills
  • Experience in maintaining AutoCAD databases
  • Experience in use of Microsoft packages – Word and Excel
  • The ability to work accurately with attention to detail

Contract hours are 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Some weekend and evening work may be required, for which time off in lieu will be given.

The salary for this role is £24,142.75 per annum and in addition we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found on the Chester Zoo careers page.

To apply for this position, please click the ‘apply’ button on this page where you’ll be redirected to the vacancy on the Chester Zoo website. You will then be required to provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for this AutoCAD Technicianrole.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 3rd October 2021.

All applications for this AutoCAD Technician are to be submitted online.

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