CAD Technician

Contact Mark Rigney
  • Salary: €40,000 - €55,000 (DOE)
  • Location: IrelandLeinsterDublin
  • Sector: Mission Critical

We’re currently recruiting a CAD Technician for our client who are experts in utility protection, controls engineering, substation and distribution development and microgrid design. They are recruiting for their Dublin office and have a preference for a PAYE permanent role.


  • Possess a minimum of a Level 7 NFQ degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or a related technical field
  • Accumulate 2 or more years of experience in engineering, design, or manufacturing, preferably with a focus on electrical proficiency.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical, communication, and organizational skills with a keen interest in continuous improvement.
  • Showcase proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and be adept at using 2-D electrical and mechanical CAD software, including ePlan Electric P8/Pro Panel, AutoCAD Electrical, and AutoCAD Inventor.
  • Exhibit the capability to interact effectively with peers and management, and willingness to travel nationally and internationally—a significant advantage.
  • Display expertise in applying drafting standards, symbols, and terminology commonly used in electrical and mechanical drawings.
  • Occasionally, be required to inspect in-process work with manual dexterity to operate digital equipment, including computers and machine controllers.


  • Develop and update electrical drawings, ensuring effective communication of changes to the Systems Engineering team
  • Generate comprehensive and accurate electrical drawings, Bills of Materials (BoM), and panel layouts for both UIG and customer use.
  • Collaborate with the electrical design team to review specifications and drawings, drawing on experiences from similar past projects.
  • Create and validate the BoM for projects, identifying long lead time items, and ensuring timely release of drawings and documentation to prevent project delays.
  • Scrutinize and verify electrical drawing packages before submission and release.
  • Provide coordination and documentation support for internal UIG teams, contributing to issue resolution and design enhancement.
  • Generate engineering drawings from sketches, verbal descriptions, specifications, and technical data.
  • Actively contribute to improving operations, reducing turnaround times, and streamlining work processes while fostering a collaborative and cooperative work environment.
  • Engage in effective oral communication in the English language with engineers, drafters, and manufacturing personnel.
  • Take ownership of program-level design and support efforts, ensuring adherence to overall engineering schedules and promptly flagging potential risks.

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