Facade Cladding Draughtsperson & Designer

Job Role:

The position is based within a Design Office where you will be working on both pre-order and post order projects, developing design solutions, producing general arrangement drawings, sections, installation detail drawings and medium to small size component

manufacturing drawings, and checking the Engineer’s submissions, all in a timely, efficient and accurate manner. It is the intention for the role to extend to be the lead liaison with external Design Engineers to as well as potentially liaising with  architect’s and clients, design team and site meetings.


Primary Attributes and Abilities:

A thorough knowledge of 2d AutoCAD that includes a working understanding of:-

– Layers, – their manipulation and a disciplined approach to using them.

– Block & Attributes.

– XREF’s

– Drawing title blocks.

– Drawing Symbols.

– UCS manipulation

– CTB files

– 3d Solid Modelling

– File type formats i.e. dwg, dxf

Ability to produce all necessary drawings which would include Conceptual Visualisations, General Arrangements, Sections & Details and Fabrication Drawings all up to construction / manufacture status.

A good understanding of the manufacturing processes typically involved:-

– Working with Stainless Steel, Aluminium and Carbon Steel.

– Rainscreen cladding methodology.

– Aluminium Extrusions

– Material Finishes such as anodising and powder coating

– An understanding of fixings and fasteners

– An understanding of different material grades



Secondary Attributes and Abilities:

A proven working experience as a Cad designer with the Construction/ Façade Industry sector.

Working to internal/ client deadlines and within project budgets is critical, so both good organisation & commercial awareness are


Experience working with large multi-storey steel framed, reinforced concrete and pre-cast concrete structures.

Knowledge of UK Building regulations and British Standards

Knowledge or experience working with web based drawing platforms.

Fully competent in the use of Microsoft Office applications and able to produce high quality documentation quickly.

Experience of additional CAD packages. Ability to use Revit may be beneficial

Formal qualifications in CAD City & Guilds, façade design qualification.

Personal Attributes:

Methodical and calm yet very positive, with a determination to achieve entirely accurate, error free work regardless of the task or

challenge encountered. A good feel for the aesthetic aspects of design and taking great personal pride in producing drawings to a very high standard of presentation, (including the model space environment).

Self-motivated to meet deadlines with equally the ability to ‘fit in’ and work constructively within a team environment, adhering to

the department’s general work and drawing standards.

Must have excellent communication skills, and have the ability to be an active member of the design team as well as to be able to liaise effectively with outside consultants.

Analytical yet creative, a ‘quick learner’ with a willingness to go the extra mile in order to achieve the best outcome possible. Professional appearance and behaviour. Organised and tidy with good time-management.

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