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CAD Assistant Manager (Systems support)

Job reference:
Didcot, Oxfordshire
£33000 - £44000 per annum
Job type:
General Engineering

This vacancy has now expired.

My client are a prestigious engineering and scientific business.

They are looking for a dynamic CAD Assistant Manager to provide, maintain and develop all hardware and software tools in support of the engineering department.

You will be responsible for IT support for all CAE systems in both 2D and 3D including ongoing systems development and upgrades. Experience of PTC Creo is an advantage for this role.


  • Maintain and develop all necessary CAE hardware and software infrastructure to enable the engineering design team to function efficiently;
  • 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 efficiencies 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

  • Degree in CAE discipline, Engineering subject or equivalent
  • 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
  • Experience of PTC CREO, PTC PDMLink and AutoCAD

Qualification & Experience - Desirable

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Windows Server and Microsoft Office 2010/2016
  • Experience of FEA (Ansys) /CAM/3D Printing
  • 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 attractive CAD systems support role please apply as soon as possible.