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CAD Draughtsperson

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Johannesburg
Categories: CAD / Drafting

  • Global engineering consultancy with great career opportunities
  • Opportunity to work on a variety of interesting projects both locally and internationally
  • Friendly working environment across the business

About SMEC

SMEC has joined forces with Surbana Jurong to provide global engineering and consultancy expertise in urban, infrastructure and management advisory. Our new partnership has created a talent pool of 13,000 dedicated people working across a network of 100 offices in 40 countries.

SMEC employs passionate and innovative people who are driven to deliver exceptional outcomes and who want to feel valued in a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We are committed to developing our people. We encourage them to see things differently, to be creative, to push boundaries and to work on a broad range of projects that help build a better future.

Consistently recognised for technical excellence and design innovation, SMEC continues to receive industry awards and accolades from around the world. Engineering News Record (ENR) currently ranks SMEC in the top 50 of the ‘2016 Top 225 International Design Firms’ and 45th in the ‘2017 Top 150 Global Design Firms’.

The role

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and energized CAD Draughtsperson to join a leading infrastructure consultancy and contribute to the growth and development of a business with a reputation for technical excellence and strong client relationships. We are looking for candidates with a passion for innovation and providing innovative problem-solving that will add value to SMEC. The successful incumbent shall be highly productive in their day to day tasks and also strive to align themselves and their work ethic to our company values.

Primary purpose of position

To provide 3-D building modelling, reinforced concrete and structural steel detail drafting services and prepare documentation for building projects as well as provide other appropriate technical support.

Key Responsibilities 

With a minimum of 5 years' drafting experience, you will play a key role in:

• Ensuring projects are documented within guidelines set by Supervisor
• Producing accurate, high quality drawings and documentation
• Ensuring tasks are completed to program
• Showcasing ability to use office systems relevant to tasks
• Understanding the use and importance of standards in the application of software tools
• Ensuring appropriate technical and drawing standards and quality procedures are maintained on all projects
• Taking ownership and responsibility for own work

Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required

Suitable applicants will have/ be:

• National Diploma (Civil / Structural Engineering or equivalent)
• 5 years minimum drafting experience as specialist Reinforced Concrete Structures Draughtsperson
• Experience in the use of AutoCAD, and similar Rebar detailing systems
• Experience in building and general structures detailing advantageous, as well as construction (site) experience
• Ability to read drawings and interpretation of three dimension visuals
• Ability to use Rivet Structures and 3-D modelling advantageous

Other Requirements

Invited applicants to bring the following during their interview:

• Portfolio of evidence to showcase experience
• CAD work; Design calculation of simple structures; leading a CAD team, Rebar detailing and bending schedules for previously completed projects of complex nature.
• 3D CAD work

Closing Date: 26 February 2018

SMEC is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is a source of strength for our people, our clients, our partners and our communities.

To find out more about SMEC, please visit our careers page at

How to apply

All applications must be submitted online. To apply, click on the "Apply Now" link below and follow the prompts.

To find out more about SMEC, please visit our careers page at

SMEC is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is a source of strength for our people, our clients, our partners and our communities.

All recruitment activities go through our Resourcing function and currently, this role doesn’t require agency input. Please do not forward resumes directly to SMEC employees/managers; we do not accept unsolicited resumes and are not responsible for any associated fees.

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