CAD Technician for Design Department

Location: Northampton

Category: Electricity

Ref No: JDTD03


Dragon Infrastructure are licensed to design and install electricity distribution networks for all distribution network operators (DNOs) and independent distribution network operators (IDNOs). The Cad Designer will be responsible for the design and planning associated with contestable connections for LV/11kV Installations as part of the multi utility design team. The candidate will become an essential member of the Design Team, to produce technical designs, route maps and schematics. Excellent opportunities to develop a career and progress into other areas of the business. Whilst it is preferable that the candidate has knowledge in a technical capacity of the electricity power distribution industry this is not essential.

Although this will be a main part of the responsibilities, the successful candidate will also assist in producing drawings to go with all onsite work instructions, tendering plans and traffic management works.


Produce technical designs, route maps, schematics
Transpose technical information onto CAD, detail all specifications
Ensure that the operational teams have accurate and up to date specifications

  • Undertake design and planning associated with contestable LV/11kV installations
  • Produce site layout drawings, single line diagrams and materials lists
  • Work flexibly and collaboratively with colleagues, developers and clients
  • Design to engineering directives, engineering standards including G81, ENA, and BS7671, health & safety
  • Comply with design assurance and audit processes
  • Work to project timeline
  • General Office Administration Duties

In addition to your normal duties you may also be required to undertake duties outside your normal job remit and at locations other than your normal place of work.



  • AutoCAD trained
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications – Word / Excel
  • GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Maths
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills, verbal and written
  • Self-motivated, accurate and with an eye for detail
  • Able to work in a team environment


  • Experience of working with a DNO / IDNO / ICP
  • Knowledge of utility industry
  • Full driving licence
  • Knowledge of NERS / GIRS accreditation
  • Commercial awareness


40 hours per week


  • 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Health Care Plan
  • Perkbox benefits
  • Life assurance
  • Excellent opportunities to develop a career within a growing company

Along with your CV, please send a covering letter explaining why you think this is the job for you and which qualities you have that will benefit Dragon IS

Applications will not be considered without a covering letter, and you may need to include your covering letter in the same fle as your CV.

Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience. 

The closing date for this position is Friday 28th September 2018

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