Atkins is one of the world's leading rail engineering consultancies, with its rail business being the largest in its field in Europe.
We undertake engineering consultancy and design services for Network Rail, London Underground and other light rail networks. Our rail projects include S&C Renewal works, multi functional railway enhancement works, resignalling schemes, bridge strengthening and replacement designs and major station developments.
We are currently recruiting for a CAD apprentice to be trained as a CAD Technician to become a key member of the civil engineering design team based in Derby. The team produces civil engineering designs from feasibility through to detailed design.
The suitable candidate will work within the civil engineering design team in producing the relevant designs and drawings. This will be achieved by working closely with the lead designer to produce a quality product. You will also work closely with other design teams within the business on multi functional project opportunities providing an integrated service that will delight our clients.
Technical support and shared workload opportunities would be supplied through the National Heads of Technology and wider Atkins Rail organisation.
Familiarity with Autocad 2000 or later, Microstation or other CAD packages
Basic understanding of the civil engineering industry
Good communication and listening skills
Proactively seek out advice and counsel from the designers
Acts in the best interest of the team at all times
Keen to commit to personal development and growth
Ability and personality to learn, absorb and process the engineering principles from the designers
Ability to use and apply the engineering principles for future work
Competent user of Microsoft office tools, in particular Word, Excel and Outlook and
Technically minded, numerate, organised and have attention to detail.
We encourage career progression and there is the opportunity to further develop your career to HNC/HND level. We would expect to work with you in developing your career aspirations through staff appraisal and regular feedback.
Reward and Benefits
The pressures and pace of modern life mean that we need to take care to give sufficient priority to our health and well-being. With this in mind, we have a generous rewards and benefits scheme including: -
25 days paid annual leave + 8 bank holidays + the ability to sell 5 or buy up to 15 days additional leave
Contributory Pension Scheme - Atkins will match and double employee contributions
Life Assurance Scheme
Personal accident cover
Share incentive plan (after 6 months service)
Professional fees paid
Private medical insurance discount
Employee Well-Being Programme - 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants
Gym and Health Club discounts. Plus a range of discounted rates on holidays and UK attractions and experiences.