Earthworks CAD Technician

Ref: DT546
  • Job sectors:
      • Civil Engineering
      • Surveying
  • CAD software:
      • AutoCAD 2D
      • Civil 3D
  • Experience:
    • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Civil 3D
    • Prior industry experience in modelling earthworks and/or mining
  • Salary: £27,000 - £30,000
  • Location: ,

Job description

CADagency is delighted to be working with an independent, international consulting practice which provides globally integrated consulting services to the international mining and natural resources industry. The company employs over 1,400 professional consultants internationally and has 45 offices on 6 continents. Due to on-going high demand they are looking to take on an additional CAD Technician to work within the Data and Visualisation Team. For this role, you will be to providing technical and design support for engineering studies and earthworks construction. You will be responsible for modelling 3D designs and layouts; perform volumetric calculations and quantity estimates; and, produce figures and drawings ranging from conceptual models and sketches to detailed design and construction drawings.

Duties/Responsibilities overview

  • Preparation of detailed design drawings plans and cross sections for technical project work and reporting using AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Modelling of landforms such as storage ponds, waste dumps and tailings dams in AutoCAD Civil3D
  • Modelling of optimised road and ditch alignments in AutoCAD Civil3D
  • Balancing cut and fill volumes, volume calculations, stage storage analysis and surface analysis
  • Establish CAD standards to ensure consistency of delivery across all the departments
  • Provide additional GIS and Visualisation support to team members as required
  • Attend and contribute to team meetings and consider ways to constantly improve CAD delivery in the most efficient and cost-effective manner


  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Civil 3D
  • Prior industry experience in modelling earthworks and/or mining
  • Prior experience with the following Civil 3D features; Grading objects, Surface creation, Isopachs (volume surfaces), Corridors and Alignments, Material quantity takeoffs and Stage Storage analysis;
  • Ability to use and process international geographic datasets