Electrical Draughtsperson / Electrical CAD Technician

Location: Milton Park, Abingdon
Salary: Competitive depending on experience
Job type: Full Time, Permanent or Contractor (37.5 hours per week)

The Company has unlocked a potential new route to scalable fusion power that is cost-effective and does not require huge infrastructure and capital expenditure. The technology could revolutionise the world’s energy production – it will be possible to produce more energy, more cheaply and with fewer harmful side effects (e.g. long term nuclear waste or carbon emissions). They aim to accelerate the development of fusion energy by combining two emerging technologies – spherical tokamaks and high-temperature superconductors. The company’s innovation has been featured on Channel 4 news, BBC News Click, Reuters internet news channel and they received a Technology Pioneer Award at the World Economic Forum. This is the chance to join a fast-growing high technology company with an agile, dynamic team.


Purpose of the Role:

The Electrical Draughtsperson will provide drawing and design support to the Electrical Engineering team for all Electrical Equipment on ST40.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Support Electrical Engineers with the design of power and control systems through the creation of cable single line (loop) diagrams, wiring diagams and schematics using AutoCAD Electrical
  • Specify electrical components and control gear for industrial and scientific automation systems
  • Control panel layout design
  • Working with building floor plans to show cable management and busbar arrangements (not essential)
  • Modification of existing designs and drawings
  • Reverse engineering of existing electrical systems to produce drawings
  • Interpreting I/O Schedules
  • Producing Parts Lists and Bills of Material
  • Producing documentation such as device lists and electrical load and distribution board schedules (not essential)
  • Create dimensioned drawings and 3D models, components & assemblies based on input from Engineers (not essential)
  • Upload and maintain drawings using a document management system such as Teamcenter
  • Following an Engineering Change Notification (ECN) procedure


The Candidate:


  • HNC/HND or similar qualification in a technical field


  • Experience with AutoCAD within an Electrical environment
  • AC & DC cable single line / loop drawings
  • Electrical schematic drawings
  • Wiring sizing within a control panel
  • Knowledge of IEC electrical drawing standards
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products – especially Word and Excel
  • Experience with cable selection
  • Familiarity with PLC’s
  • Familiarity with National Instruments hardware
  • Experience of LV power distribution equipment and cable management systems
  • Experience of 3D drawing with Solid Edge
  • Knowledge of BS7671
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively as part of a team, or alone
  • Willingness to learn new techniques
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated and uses initiative
  • Ability to be involved in a wide range of technologies
  • Practically minded and have a hands-on approach to work
  • Strong problem-solving ability
  • Have a keen eye for detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Able to work safely



  • 25 Days Holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Company Pension scheme: Company contribution of 5% of salary after 3 months’ service
  • Eligible for company share option scheme after one years’ service
  • Company bonus scheme, discretionary, dependent on performance
  • Private medical insurance after 3 months’ service


Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of: Electrical Drawing Technician, Electrical Schemes Technician, CAD Technician, CAD, Computer Aided Design Technician, AutoCAD Electrical Technician, 2D CAD, CAD Operator, Draughtsperson, Solidworks, Electrical Engineering, CAD Engineer, may also be considered for this role.

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