Curtain Walling CAD Designer

Ref: DT447
  • Job sectors:
      • Facade and Cladding
  • CAD software:
      • AutoCAD 2D
  • Experience:
    • Knowledge of the glazing / facade / curtain walling sector
    • Previous technical CAD experience
    • Experience liaising with clients and architects
  • Salary: £28,000 - £30,000
  • Location: ,

Job description

CADagency is delighted to be working with a Design, Manufacture and Installation company specialising in building curtain walling, glazing and cladding. There is a current requirement for an additional member to join the existing design team on a permanent, full time basis.

For this role, you will report to the Technical Director and ensure the company’s design commitments are delivered effectively, efficiently, on-time, to specification and in a cost effective manner.

On a daily basis your job will involve the following

  • Prepare high quality GA drawings for rain screen cladding, curtain walling, windows, doors, louvered grilles etc
  • Liaise with architects and main contractors
  • Work to an estimate and project specification
  • Have and maintain comprehensive knowledge of the products offered by the company
  • Reading all forms of design related drawings and specifications
  • Undertake site visits and meetings as required by the company in relation to the design process
  • Attend co-ordination meetings both internally and externally
  • Liaising with internal departments to gain the required information to complete design
  • Attend any internal meetings and workshops required
  • Attend any supplier related training as needed.(including overnight stays)
  • Assisting with administrative duties.

Key Skills

  • Knowledge of the Fenestration Industry and the route to market for the company’s products
  • Experience of system house Sapa, Technal, Scheuco, Kawneer etc. beneficial but not essential
  • Design / technical experience of window, door, curtain wall systems
  • Understanding architect requirements
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Computer Literate in use of industry related software, Microsoft and CAD
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Familiarisation with current Building Regulations beneficial but not essential
  • Familiarisation with main contractor external portal access document controlling such as ASite, 4P etc. beneficial but not essential

Key Attributes

  • A professional and positive working approach
  • Team Player and able to work on own initiative
  • Self-motivated & enthusiastic
  • Highly Organised and efficient
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Have a background within the fenestration industry
  • Maintain performance in line with the company’s business plan and objectives
  • Office environment performance expectation is to work well in a team with the other colleagues, carry out all tasks in a professional manner and effectively communicate with both internal and external parties
  • Proactive with an enthusiasm and determination to improve yourself, the process and business where possible


  • GCSE A-C Maths and English minimum
  • Current UK Driving licence
  • 5 years minimum industry experience relating to fenestration design