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CAD and Digital Information Technician

Requisition ID:  25245

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  17-Mar-2023


Salary: £24,144 to £25,285 with progression to £27,396 per annum


Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Closing Date: 16 April 2023



The Role


Have you recently left college or due to graduate from university this summer? Or maybe you just fancy a career change? We are looking for someone who is keen to learn, enjoys working both independently and as part team and has an interest in design, construction and the built environment.


Sound like you?


We have an excellent opportunity to join an award-winning team in a role that will enable you to develop and implement your own ideas and make a real difference.


Based within the Estates & Facilities Service we have an exciting opportunity for a CAD & Digital Information Technician to join our Planning Team. This is an in-house team that get involved in a wide range of interior and exterior design and estate planning projects and tasks. On the design side the team have led on external landscape design and assessing the feasibility of new sports facilities to helping clients with their choice of furniture. In the estate planning space, they support our construction and maintenance teams in keeping drawings, models and other records up to date. All of these tasks are essential in ensuring we have a fantastic campus for our students and staff.


The key objective is to support the delivery of an efficient, accurate and secure drawing information service for the University that is in line with industry standards and best practice. Whilst ensuring that standards are adhered to at all times by internal staff and external consultants.


What do we need from you?


You will have the ability to manage your own workload with the ability to analyse issues and resolve problems, you will use creative thinking to provide alternative solutions and to support your colleagues.


You should be educated to at least HNC / HND level, have good IT skills (including MS Office package) and an awareness of software packages like AutoCAD, SketchUp or Revit. Experience of 2D drawings is required with any 3D drawing and modelling experience being a bonus.


What we offer in return…


We offer a great range of benefits for our staff including; competitive salary, 25 days holiday per annum plus 8 bank holidays and 4 University discretionary closure days, membership to the University pension scheme, NCL Rewards and flexible working arrangements.


If you would like a site visit to see the types of projects and tasks you will get involved with or to meet for a coffee to discuss the role further, please contact James Adshead (Capital & Planning Manager). Telephone 0191 208 8606, email:


Key Accountabilities

  • Assist in coordination and production of space management data, providing accurate and up-to-date space management information, including maintaining the space management elements of the Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) system, manipulating CAD drawings
  • Work closely with Capital, Improvements and Maintenance colleagues to ensure any building changes are reflected in the master floorplans and the CAFM system is updated accordingly
  • Provide information to support Estate colleagues in the development and compilation of tender packages including CAD drawings, schedules and specifications
  • To maintain a register of current, archive and issued drawings to ensure the effective control of ‘As Built’ property information in an Estates environment
  • Support the on-going development of appropriate CAD (2D) and BIM (3D) standards and offer advice and guidance in the use of CAD technologies and drawing information matters
  • Conduct site inspections where necessary to check the accuracy of Estates records against the physical estate and updating drawings and records
  • Assist with service requests for ad hoc drawings including space planning requests
  • Assist the Property Team on the acquisition/disposal/re-allocation of space ensuring the CAFM system is kept up to date
  • Support the development of systems and procedures within Estates & Facilities which will facilitate good working practices in the delivery of high standard, focused, project objectives and customer service
  • Undertake other duties as required by the Senior Estate Planner, Strategic Estate Data & Space Manager and Head of Service, which are reasonable with the position


The Person


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of using AutoCAD
  • Experience maintaining a database, extracting and manipulating data
  • Ability to help to produce management information reports
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc) standard packages
  • Knowledge of Sketch Up, Photoshop or InDesign would also be an advantage but not essential
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, with the focus on customer service
  • Strong attention to detail; managing workload and ability to prioritise activities and having the ability to organise
  •  Experience of Revit (desirable).


Attributes and Behaviour

  • Ability to project confidence
  • Team Player
  • Works in a planned and structured way
  • Has a positive attitude towards continuous improvement
  • Uses clear, concise, and accurate communication, tailoring the approach accordingly and encouraging a two-way communication process



  • Educated to HNC/HND with suitable experience CAD and digital information


Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


We are committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


The University holds a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University is also a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 25245