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CAD Operator

Salary up to £25,000 per annum plus excellent benefits

We are seeking a proficient CAD operator to support the Project Engineering team and key stakeholders, to ensure that all affected drawings are updated and maintained to the relevant standards. The role of CAD Operator  will entail performing a broad range of drafting duties utilising 2D AutoCAD across multiple M&E disciplines.

Reporting directly to the Drawing Office Manager the successful candidate will need good attention to detail to work within established procedures/processes with a methodical approach to spot check large volumes of O&M manuals. On site measurements will be required therefore previous experience of working within controlled laboratory environments or similar Facilities Management would be an advantage but full training will be given.


Job Reference

Essential Skills

  • Proficient user of Basic CAD and 2D AutoCAD drafting principles
  • Team player with good communication skills
  • Computer literate with  knowledge of Windows & Microsoft Office software
  • Capable of working across all M&E and architectural disciplines
  • Good attention to detail and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to balance multiple projects alongside, a flexible and adaptable working style
  • Capable of following established procedures and processes

Ideal Skills

  • BTEC in Engineering or equivalent
  • Previous Facilities Management experience
  • Revit experience

Other information

The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.

The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Open Targets, a Biodata Innovation Centre and will soon host Genomics England Limited’s 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. The Campus is also home to Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science. Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation and supports learning by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Campus. Its mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society.

To help researchers to develop their skills and networks, the Institute hosts a range of scientific seminars with internal and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops.

Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.