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CAD and PLM Assistant Manager

Job reference:
Didcot, Oxfordshire
£35000 - £44000 per annum
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My client are unique engineering and scientific company with clients across a diverse range of sectors. They are looking for an Assistant CAD Manager to support the Design Engineering department from an IT perspective.

The aim of the CAD Assistant Manager is to provide, maintain and develop all the hardware and software tools in support of engineering design.

The CAD assistant will provide technical support for all CAD Systems in both 2D and 3D disciplines including ongoing systems development and upgrades.

This role will require the individual to work closely with the Engineering Design Staff, which is made up of Mechanical / Electrical / Project Engineers / Designers and other staff involved with CAD/CAE applications.

This is a challenging role requiring good technical and communication skills offering huge job satisfaction, an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person to contribute to the continued development of engineering design systems in a scientific environment and with an opportunity to progress and develop on your current skills.


  • Maintain and develop all necessary CAE hardware and software infrastructure to enable the design teams and technicians to function efficiently;
  • Engage with technicians and other prospective users of 2D and 3D CAD data such as 3D printing of parts to identify and meet their requirements;
  • Implement and operate systems within licence agreements for 3D and 2D CAD packages, FEA packages and other software as required;
  • Develop and maintain document management systems to control the status of 2D and 3D drawings;
  • Work closely with the CAE System Manager in providing a robust and reliable user service and deputise for the CAE manager as required;
  • Keep abreast of Business IT and CAE developments with other companies and suppliers, sharing best practice and gaining efficiency's where possible;
  • Deliver appropriate training in the use of the software provided especially to non-design office staff;
  • Ensure that all systems are virus free, secure and safely archived;
  • Manage data transfer between sites and to and from suppliers and contractors.

Qualification & Experience - Essential

  • Able to use and administer CAD and PDM/PLM systems.
  • Ability to evaluate, configure & install CAD related software
  • Good interpersonal, communication, verbal/written skills. A confident communicator and good presentation skills.
  • Interact effectively with technical groups, service personnel and outside vendors to develop CAD related systems.
  • Experience of providing daily support in mechanical or electrical Design office environment.
  • Experience of managing databases

Qualification & Experience - Desirable

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Windows Server and Microsoft Office 2010/2016
  • Ideally experience of PTC CREO, PTC PDMLink and AutoCAD although general CAD experience is ok
  • PLM system experience ideally Windchill
  • Membership of a relevant Technical Body - BCS, IMechE, IET or similar
  • Demonstrate a proactive and flexible approach, able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Available for occasional travel in UK and overseas including occasional overnight absence

To be considered for this desirable CAD Assistant Manager role please apply as soon as possible.