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Senior Rail CAD Technician

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General information


A major international group in the construction engineering and mobility services sectors, Egis creates and operates intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and addressing the major challenges of our time by helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
A 75%-owned subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts, with the remaining 25% held by partner executives and employees, Egis places its multiple fields of expertise at the disposal of the community and makes cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects throughout their lifecycle: consulting, engineering, operation.
Through its wide-ranging fields of activity, Egis is a central player in the collective organisation of society and the living environment of its inhabitants all over the world.
€1.22 bn managed turnover in 2019
15,800 employees



Position description

Job title

Senior Rail CAD Technician

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Unit specific context

Board the train for Egis Rail UK projects!

Imagine, design and build tomorrow's railways and urban railways, together with our teams specialised in the engineering and services of rail and urban transport infrastructures. Egis Rail UK currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior CAD Technician to join our growing team.

The Senior CAD Technician is responsible for:

  • Playing a key role in the design of railway alignment, trackform and ducting route;
  • Playing a key role in the design of tram systems discipline (Telecoms,
  • Power Supply, Signalling, Interface Management;
  • Working closely with engineers and discipline leads to deliver an integrated design; and
  • Supervising and preparing CAD models, drawings and deliverables.

Missions & Main Activities

We are currently expanding in the UK and Ireland, growing our business and our team. One of the exciting projects the Senior CAD Technician will work on relates to the execution of the Birmingham tramway network extension contract. The aim of this once-renewable five-year contract is to construct 4 km of new line in the coming three years (three extensions) and an additional 15 km in the following five years (one additional line).

Our rapid expansion includes working with West Midland Combined Authority in a partnership agreement called "The Midland Metro Alliance" which brings together the Prime Contractor, the Construction Consortium and the Engineering Office and leading The Design Manage Service for Network Rail.


Job description


Our highly competitive benefits package includes:

  • 26 days annual leave (plus standard 8 Bank Holidays)
  • Membership to the Silver Scheme by Vitality health insurance for employee, employee’s, spouse and children
  • £50 per month for mobile phone expenses paid via payroll
  • Competitive bonus scheme (discretion of organisation)
  • Death In Service Scheme
  • Competitive Pension package

Key Responsibilities

The main duties and responsibilities of the role are: 

  • Producing track alignment design (light rail and heavy rail) and associated grading plus drainage;
  • Producing switch and crossing and plain line track design;
  • Producing technical drawings using relevant CAD/BIM software with relevant drawing standards;
  • Using software to create detailed 2D or 3D models for complex projects;
  • Producing technical drawings from conceptual sketches and engineering notes;
  • Supporting engineers with the development of design solutions;
  • Delivering CAD activities to the agreed time, cost and quality requirements;
  • Mentoring junior CAD technicians;
  • Carrying out other activities related to multi-disciplinary rail projects.


Qualifications & Experience

Essential - Unfortunately, we will not be able to progress applications unless they demonstrate the following essential criteria:

  • Knowledge of Bentley Rail Track, PowerRail or Open Rail;
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and MicroStation;
  • Knowledge and experience of the Network Rail standards and processes;

Other required qualifications and experience

  • BSc or other relevant degree;
  • Knowledge of Civil 3D will be considered a plus;
  • Experience of working in the railway sector;
  • Experience of working in a BIM environment;
  • Notions or knowledge of French will be considered a plus.

Please note that all candidates must be eligible for work within the UK.

Position localisation

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

4-Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

Minimum level of experience required

2-5 years