• Senior Structural (CAD) technician

    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Structural
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
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  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood’s nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.


    Our nuclear business has offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria, Reading and London. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.


    Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing UK presence, strong relationships with our clients and cutting-edge processes and technologies.


    What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds. You'll work closely with our clients and committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.


    As demand for our expertise continues to grow, an opportunity has arisen for a Senior Structural (CAD) technician to support the Wood Nuclear business unit at our Glasgow office. The role will support the UK nuclear Generation Services, UK nuclear New Build, UK Defence and Decommissioning businesses as part of a nuclear SQEP Civil & Structural team within Wood.


    The successful candidate will be responsible for producing structural drawings for all stages of design using Revit, producing reinforcement detail drawings and schedules using Revit or CADS RC and working alongside a team of Structural Engineers working in collaboration with colleagues from neighbouring disciplines.


    A wide ranging and in-depth technical knowledge and educational base are required to ensure the delivery of challenging project and Client targets.  In view of the desire to grow a secure and long-term Civils capability, this is a permanent staff position.




    • Undertake all work in accordance with Wood quality assurance system, with due regard to Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE).
    • To work collaboratively and in a collegiate atmosphere in the Glasgow civils team and engage with specialists in the wider Wood.
    • Producing drawings for concept through scheme to detail stages of design on projects. This should include steel, reinforced concrete and masonry construction.
    • Fully proficient in the use of AutoCAD and Revit.
    • Experience delivering structural projects of varying size and complexity from concept to construction.
    • Experience producing structural detail drawings for all commonly used construction materials.
    • Experience of detailing structural reinforcement using packages such as CADS RC and producing bar bending schedules to BS8666 using CADS RC, Tekla and/or Revit..
    • Ability to demonstrate a capability of problem solving and understanding of the wider engineering context of the drawings and models.
    • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team of engineers and technicians.
    • Good general knowledge of construction techniques and materials.
    • Good organisational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well under pressure.
    • Ability to produce structural models within a BIM Level 2 framework is desirable.
    • Experience of packages such as Navisworks Manage is desirable.
    • Ability to assist Engineering teams with surveys and report preparation is desirable.
    • Ability to produce 3D still visuals and animations is desirable.
    • Experience in heavy civil engineering structures (preferably nuclear)

    Skills / Qualifications

    Skills / Qualifications

    • HNC (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering; or HNC in CAD, OR;
    • In lieu of professional qualifications, demonstrable and substantial experience may be considered where professional status could be obtained through, for example, the Technical Report Route.
    • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in the field of Structural CAD. Ideally the candidate will possess 10+ years’ experience.
    • Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written. Proficiency in other languages, notable French, Chinese or Japanese shall be highly advantageous.
    • The role shall require a degree of flexibility and ability to travel both in the UK and overseas, to allow visits to Client offices, site and potentially overseas as required.
    • A full, clean UK driver’s license would be highly advantageous
    • Ability to gain, and acknowledgment to submit to UK security clearance(s) (SC level required), as required to support project roles.

    As well as possessing the above the ideal candidate will have worked on projects within the Nuclear sector.  


    This is an excellent opportunity for an Experience Structural Technician to join a leading organisation with a global reach.


    What do you get?

    As well as exciting roles on projects in the UK and abroad; in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Wood:

    For you:

    • A competitive reward package
    • Work life balance – We offer flexible working; we have core and flex hours in all our permanent office locations.
    • Family friendly benefits – maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
    • International opportunities - As an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 countries you will have access to international career opportunities.
    • For your peace of mind we offer life insurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as income protection and life assurance benefit.
    • To support you throughout your career you will have access to an Employee Assistance programme, which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions.

    For our communities:

    • We give back to our communities, we have a matched funding community investment programme.  In our global business our people are showing commitment and courage to care for the communities we operate in. You can do this by supporting causes and raising funds for charities that are important to you, your colleagues and your local area.

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  


    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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