3M CAD Group Leader in Loughborough Leics, United Kingdom

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Job Description:

We are currently looking for a new CAD Group Leader to join our UK Engineering Team based in Loughborough, Leicestershire.

Location – Loughborough


Salary - Competitive dependent on skills and experience plus excellent benefits package.

Working Hours – Monday to Friday – Flexible working

Key Benefits Include:

  • 25 days paid annual holiday, plus Bank Holidays

  • Contributory Stakeholder Pension Scheme

  • Life Assurance Scheme 4 x salary

  • General Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Discount on 3M products

  • Reduced subscriptions on various insurance schemes

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Financial support for further education

Overall Mission

As a working Group Leader you will manage a small team of CAD Engineers that provide CAD support for an engineering group and product development. You will ensure that CAD standards are maintained and that the 3M in house document controls and licencing procedures are complied with. The position would be based at Loughborough but the role would engage with stakeholders and the engineering team located at other sites across the UK.

Person Profile

  • People manager with proven leadership qualities

  • Highly motivated, self-driven to complete a task with minimal supervision

  • Strong collaboration skills

  • CAD skills should be 2D and 3D

  • Has an appropriate engineering background, design or project engineering

  • Is willing to travel to all UK sites as and when required

  • Has a full UK driving licence

Job Responsibilities

  • Supervise, lead and manage 2 CAD Engineers

  • Prioritise, Plan and Organise workload for the group

  • Communicate with all stakeholders including face to face at 3M UK sites

  • Ensure that drafting standards are adhered to

  • Ensure that archiving and document standards are maintained

  • Completion of administration tasks including timesheets and costings

  • Completes project work allocated to this role

  • Provide ad-hoc support to the engineering teams

  • Coordinate and manage upgrades of CAD or documentation systems with 3M colleagues or external vendors

Knowledge & Skills

  • Supervisory / Team manager experience

  • Proven experience in an engineering role

  • Competent user of 3D CAD packages, preferably ‘Siemens NX’, with experience in 3D CAD design

  • Experience of layout design, assembly and detailed drawings

  • An understanding of engineering project processes

  • Good working knowledge in engineering drafting to BS 8888

  • Knowledge of Engineering Standards, CE marking and PUWER

  • Knowledge of Building regulations


  • Has design or engineering qualifications to HNC or equivalent

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Additional Information

Please note – the closing date for applications is Friday 11th August 2017

Typical Recruitment Process:

  • 1st Interview – work location or territory based if field based role

  • 2nd Interview / Recruitment Selection Day – Bracknell or Loughborough HO dependent on role location

  • Candidates will be required to complete a variety of assessments relevant to the job requirements

1st Interviews will be held by phone during July and August

2nd Interview/Assessment day will be held at Loughborough during August

Candidates should aim to be available for these dates.

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