CAD Engineer

Network Rail

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2119238

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From the rejuvenation of King's Cross station and the upgrade and expansion of Thameslink, to Europe's largest civil engineering project ' Crossrail - we are involved in some of the most visionary and diverse ventures the UK has ever seen. This will help us deliver the better railway that is vital for the economic prosperity of this country, transforming how people travel and make a massive difference to passengers and freight users right across Britain.

IT and Business Services, which are part of Route Services are delivering services that are vital to the running of the railway, deliver the provision of services agreed by the routes to allow them to benefit from economies of scale and the optimisation of our critical resources. Every year we buy and deliver 2000km of rail and 2.5 million tonnes of ballast and operate 1200 rail vehicles. Behind the scenes we process '7bn of payments, handle over 230,000 IT helpdesk calls and make sure everyone's wages are paid on time.

We are looking for a CAD Engineer to assist NRG Senior Engineer/Engineers in undertaking the updating of CAD drawings in accordance with relevant standards and process. The NRG CAD team is expanding to take on a wider collection including the management of CAD models and this new role will support and shape this service. The role will be varied and offers an excellent development opportunity.

1. Assist in the day to day runnings of the CAD department and the circulation of CAD standards and procedures to consultants, contractors and suppliers for their compliance.

2. You will be responsible for managing the systems for existing/new data files and records in a structured manner.

3. Assist nominated engineers in the development, review and acceptance of Thameslink Programme designs

4. We will be expecting you to produce and amend 3D Architectural models and 3D Signal drawings, for both conceptual design and visual purposes.

5. You'll be modelling point cloud data within Bentley MicroStation V8i.

6. You will prepare CAD quality reports and other technical documentation as required.

7. Assisting in the development of the Signal Sighting Virtual Reality Model.


Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets (to a maximum amount of '2,500).

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: '23,000- '24,000

Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

Closing date: 21-05-19, late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

Please clearly show in your application how your skills and experience match the requirements of this role.

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

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