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CAD Technician/Civil 3D Modeller

Civil Engineering
Europe Region

A career at Arup offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned and independently minded, Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. We offer a broad range of professional services that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work. For more than 70 years, we have helped bring to life groundbreaking projects across the globe.


We are truly global, and our 15,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants around the world delivering innovative projects with creativity and passion. We have over 600 staff working in Ireland based in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.


CAD Technician/Civil 3D Modeller


We currently have a requirement for an experienced Civil CAD Technician to join our Site Infrastructure Team. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual looking to further their career and gain invaluable experience in an established consultancy with a friendly office environment. The companies’ workload is varied and interesting and includes both national and international work in many sectors. This is a permanent role and offers the successful candidate long-term opportunities for career development in the areas of drafting, 3D modelling and BIM.


The successful candidate will be involved in a diverse and challenging range of projects. The role will involve the design, 3D modelling and documentation of civil site infrastructure including road layouts, underground services, site topography and strata, civil structures, retaining walls, culverts, etc.



  • Produce detailed General Arrangement drawings, plans and sections for the site infrastructure using AutoCAD.
  • Production of 3D models using AutoCAD Civil 3D, Revit and other BIM software
  • Coordination of design work with in-house staff as well as other design professionals.
  • Preparation of Construction Documentation
  • Taking responsibility for checking own work and that produced by others, including external consultants, sub-consultants and contractors
  • Completing work to agreed timescales, programme and budgetary constraints.


Qualifications / Experience

  • Candidates should have an HNC/HND in Civil Engineering or equivalent. (Other technical qualifications may be considered where presentation and 3D modelling skills are of a high standard)
  • Civil Technician with 3 - 6 years’ experience working within a consultancy environment
  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD
  • Ideally have some experience of AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • An Autodesk Certified Qualification in AutoCAD Civil 3D would be an advantage
  • A qualification in Building Information Modelling would be an advantage
  • Experience with Revit Structure/MEP or similar BIM software would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of Navisworks, clash detections and construction sequencing would be useful
  • Excellent presentation skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated team player with an ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to read construction documents
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • An active interest in Civil Infrastructure and MEP Engineering with a focus on Site Development



What to expect at Arup 

We offer a multicultural and informal international working environment where you can develop professionally by being part of a team of professionals who enjoy what they do:

  • Be part of a company with a strong corporate culture committed to its values and aims: quality of work, holistic approach, humane organization, straight and honorable dealings, social usefulness and reasonable prosperity
  • Short, long or educational assignments at Arup’s offices and projects anywhere in the world
  • Continuous training and professional development that will allow you to adapt to the growing needs of our clients being in the midst of the digital transformation
  • Employees at Arup are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme, dependent on the firm’s financial performance. Competitive performance based salary growth
  • We offer a flexible Friday scheme. We are open to candidates seeking a more flexible working week including flexible start/finish times, planned working from home and offer the ability to purchase additional leave.


Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a great place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.


Shape your time with us

At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible start and finish times, working from home or working part-time, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.


In light of the current coronavirus (COVID) we are continuously and frequently reviewing our recruitment and onboarding processes. The health and safety of our candidates, employees, and community is our top priority. We will be conducting any interviews via video conference and other digital collaboration tools during this time. As a firm, we will continuously adapt our approach in line with any government guidelines and regulations as this situation develops.


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