HV Electrical CAD Technician

Croydon, United Kingdom Countrywide
12 Oct 2016
09 Nov 2016
UK 0000EZ
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs employ some of the UK's most experienced and skilled technical services professionals and has grown to over 9,000 people in locations across the UK.

At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and we're looking for the most talented and passionate individuals out there to be our next generation of leaders.

Our gas and electricity clients are facing multi-faceted market conditions impacting their energy operations and networks. We partner with clients to help address growing demand for additional transmission path and distribution capacity, challenging regulatory requirements, and replacing damaged or aging infrastructure. We often provide this support through extensive capital works programs over several years; using collaborative work methods we deliver complete utility and infrastructure master planning and program management.

Our clients need all scales of refurbishment and new build projects. These electrical projects range from high voltage overhead lines, high voltage cabling, transmission substations, switch rooms, and associated infrastructure. We plan, design, manage, construct and commission systems to meet our client's needs.

We currently have an opportunity for a HV Electrical CAD Technician within our Energy team based in Croydon. The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Under supervision the incumbent performs the routine aspects of electrical design activities, and:

  • Produces electrical design deliverables using AutoCAD.
  • Prepares Single Line Diagrams, Schematic Diagrams and termination details to suit the requirements of the project and associated equipment.
  • Prepares switchroom, cable rack and routing and electrical layout drawings to suit the requirements of the project and associated equipment.
  • Prepares lighting, communication, electrical building service and small power drawings.
  • Undertakes site surveys to confirm existing installation details.
  • Maintains drawing registers and control of drawing numbers and revisions.
  • Work to the Company Health, Safety & Environmental and Quality Management Systems.
  • Promote the best interests of the Company both internally and externally.
  • Work with mutual trust and co-operation of all.


  • Competency in AutoCAD
  • Experience of producing electrical schematics and layouts.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work to deadlines
  • Open with regards to previous industry experience, although a background in HV/ electrical engineering would be preferred. What is essential is prior experience using AutoCAD on a daily basis so I'm keen to hear from CAD technicians with a background in building services / M&E, construction and civil engineering and architectural.

N.B. Whilst we are primarily looking for the successful incumbent(s) to be based out of the Croydon office, it might be possible to be based out of the Bristol office depending on business needs.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.