CAD Engineer

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Role Purpose:

To deliver drawings and electronic designs to the required technical standards and within the required timescale relating to the Renewal and Improvements schemes along with any other drawings required by the business.



  • Prepare drawings, schedules, and other electronic designs to programme and budget
  • Professional and technical competence in CAD and information management.
  • Ensure CDM and H&S is applied to all projects
  • Ensure drawings are appropriate, are checked and meet the expected levels of technical quality
  • To seek innovation in the delivery of CAD and BIM.
  • Ensure the IMS and CAD manual is actively applied
  • Live the Connect Plus Services Values
  • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm
  • Support the delivery of the business’ Sustainability activities


Qualifications/ skills/ experience:

  • Knowledge of the use of AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D and BIM modelling
  • Relevant vocational qualifications (at least City and Guilds / HNC / HND)
  • 5 days of appropriate CPD in last 12 months including 3 related to highway engineering.
  • Broad knowledge of CDM, IMS and H&S legislation
  • Broad understanding of Highways Agency design and construction processes
  • Recent experience working with multi-disciplinary teams



  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution
  • Appropriate CSCS card registration
  • Knowledge of KeyLines, KeyPost, KeyAccident KeySign, GIS etc.
  • Knowledge of ProjectWise
  • Experience of Highways Agency DBFO or MAC procedures


Personal attributes:

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to develop relationships and trust at all levels
  • Results Driven:  Demonstrates a passion and excitement for his/her work.  Tackles problems head-on and works to resolve them without delay.
  • Focus on Excellence:  Willing to go the extra mile to exceed expectations.  Continually searches for ways to add value and take performance to the next level.
  • Teamwork & Collaboration:   Puts aside personal agendas to work for the benefit of customers and suppliers and other stakeholders.  Proactively builds knowledge through sharing knowledge, ideas and expertise with others.
  • Customer Focus:  Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.  Actively collects customer information and uses it to improve services and solutions.  Manages the experience of customers to ensure positive relationships are established and maintained.
  • Operational Excellence:  Plans and organises work to safely achieve maximum efficiency and output.  Delivers results consistently.
  • Adaptability:   Learns quickly.  Adapts positively to changing business and customer demands.  Is energised by change.


About Us:

CPS is a joint Venture project with Balfour Beatty, AtkinsRéalis, and Egis. We operate and maintain the M25.

The M25 is the busiest section of motorway in Europe and requires careful and efficient planning of work in order to deliver over £100m of annual investment in the highway infrastructure each year, in addition to planned and reactive maintenance activity.

If you have or are looking for a career in Highways, working on the M25 will give you experience and challenge that no other highways project can offer.



This is a hybrid role designed to fully maximize team collaboration on the project. We expect a minimum of 3 days per week to be spent at CPS  M25 offices, with one of those days based in Leatherhead.


Note to all internal CPS employees:

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