Senior Draughtperson

14 Sep 2020
12 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a SENIOR DRAUGHTSPERSON to join our Power Transmission & Distribution business based in Derby.

Role Purpose:

Liaise with the Section Leader/Principle Draughtsperson to complete allocated projects in accordance with programme, quality requirements and cost.

What you'll be doing

On a day to day basis you will be responsible for:

* Provide Civil Engineering support to develop New Build and Existing Sites

* Control of and reporting on all work allocated by the Section Leader/Principle Draughtsperson, including the control of the programme and the day to day management of the Team members

* Organise, supervise and monitor the progress of allocated Projects

* Ensure that all members of the drawing project team are aware of what is required of them and that the information provided to them is correct and up to date

* Direct participation in the work associated with enquiries and contracts and responsibilities for the maintenance of technical excellence

* Arrange preparation of all necessary drawings and documents for a project within defined area of responsibility

* Prepare contract start up information if so directed or supplement the existing material if inadequate

* Liaise as necessary with the designer and/or draughtsperson to obtain the most suitable interpretation of design requirements

* Arrange the checking of all drawings, PSDs, material lists, calculations and other documents with area of responsibility to ensure that satisfactory standards are maintained. Ensure that all drawings and documents have signatures present as specified in the procedure

* Participate in the development of all software packages, and in particular, the introduction of new facilities and their use by other members of the Drawing Office

* Understand, maintain and apply Divisional QA policy and procedures in line with the requirements of ISO9001:2000 and to ensure that corrective and preventive action in respect of products, services and the quality system are effective

Who we're looking for

You will have the following qualities and experience:

* Experience working in a Civil Engineering environment

* ONC/HNC or equivalent in a Civil Engineering discipline

* Must be proficient in AutoCAD Civil 3D latest versions

* Earthworks Detailing Experience

* Roads Detailing Experience

* Drainage Detailing Experience

* Ability to leverage Civil 3D design tools and surfaces to automate Profile and Cross Section creation, estimate Earthwork Quantities and Corridor Grading (Cut and Fill)

* Knowledge of Reinforced Concrete and preparation of Bar Bending Schedules.


* Preparation of General Arrangement and Detail Fabrication Drawings with MOS for Steel Structures

* Building Detailing Experience

* Experience in Substation/Power Transmission and Distribution

* Experience using Autodesk Navisworks software

* Experience using Autodesk Revit software

* Experience using Bentley software (Microsation, MX).

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our skilled and dedicated teams deliver a range of proactive and reactive services which support a reliable and safe supply of power flowing to millions of homes and businesses around the world. Our contracts range from GBP50,000 schemes to GBP100 million plus major projects.

Our people are our biggest asset and we focus on recruiting, training and developing the people who can apply innovation to deliver the infrastructure of the future. We nurture these talents, offer a great benefits package and continually invest in developing the skills of our people at every level.

About us

Balfour Beattys Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions.

With experience and expertise across the full spectrum of the electricity grid our teams have capability across overhead lines, cable tunnels, distribution networks and substations.

From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support clients in the development of some of the worlds most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the workingmums Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists