CAD Assistant | Porton Down

Salisbury | Other





VIVO, a 50:50 joint venture between Serco and EQUANS, has been awarded places on the Defence FM and Housing Maintenance framework contracts. 

VIVO embodies both experience and innovation. It combines Serco's comprehensive track record delivering engineering, technical and FM services to the UK MOD for over 55 years with EQUANS' market leading FM, energy, asset optimisation and regeneration capabilities. 


Contract Type:  Full Time, Permanent

Location: Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Working Hours:  37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8-4:30

Salary:  £30,000-£35,000 dependent on experience

Here at VIVO we are looking for a new CAD Assistant to work on our site at Porton Down. You will support the CAD manager to maintain site plans including the services, assets and the grounds of DSTL Porton Down.

You will also be responsible for ensuring that requests for drawings are responded to efficiently and effectively.


Your responsibilities will be to:


  • Maintain and update record drawings using AutoCAD software 
  • Undertake general 'team' administrative duties as and when required 
  • Distribute and share information internally to ensure customer needs are met
  • Receive and disseminate information to other team members to ensure delivery
  • Maintain office systems in an orderly manner
  • Undertake other basic business support duties as part of a team
  • Assist with the delivery of services to the client as prescribed by team leader/management 
  • Input to and maintain spread sheets/databases/systems and produce and collate reports
  • Work with Projects Team and Client on building services 
  • Production of new and updated drawings
  • Review of third-party drawings 


What you'll need to do this role:


AutoCAD software experience


Using your experience both in AutoCAD and within building services/construction industry, you will be knowledgeable with software such as BIM Modelling

Revit Software experience is desirable 

Requirement for occasional travel to alternative sites
It is desirable that you have experience of operating within an MOD environment and have familiarity with geography and establishments within area of responsibility   
You must be able to pass SC Clearance to be considered for this role.  


You must be a British National to be considered for this role.


What we offer  


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme  
  • 25 Days annual leave  
  • Volunteer leave  
  • Established reward and recognition scheme
  • One paid professional subscription  
  • Life Assurance Policy  
  • Employee discount and reward schemes  
  • Interesting, varied, and enjoyable work  
  • A company that recognises your contribution  
  • Training opportunities and qualifications within a supportive environment to ensure career progression   




VIVO Defence Services

The role you have applied for is with VIVO Defence Services, a joint venture between Serco and EQUANS. By applying for this role, please be aware that information contained within your CV may be shared between VIVO Defence Services, Serco and EQUANS during the recruitment process.


At VIVO, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. Therefore, we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool.


We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working and operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly a Disability Confident Employer. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. If candidates wish to request extra time to apply then they should contact 0345 010 4000 and ask to speak to a VIVO Recruiter.


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25/04/2024 01:14:00
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