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David Thomas

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Working as an Engineering Technician for the past 14 years within consultancies and contractors in the civil engineering sector. Involved in the preparation of GA drawings, RC drawings and steelwork detail drawings for a wide variety of civil engineering schemes. The production of CAD progress reports, programming of drawing time and awareness of work priority requirements. I am also often responsible for the implementation of CAD procedures, the updating of the CAD Standards manual and the supervision of junior technicians. Liaising with clients, local authorities, engineers and technicians to resolve technical queries. Working within the constraints of Planning control and building regulations. Assisting with the preparation of reports, specifications and contract documentation with a full understanding of Construction Design and Management regulations (CDM) Site planning including buried services searches, environmental impact concerns, land ownership, site access issues and organising sub contractors. A Sound knowledge of the general aspects of topographical surveying including the use of Total Stations. Company representative on site responsible for successfully managing all aspects of an inspection, including supervising sub contractors, collecting material samples for testing and recording all necessary data, within time constraints. Software Experience: AutoCAD 2D, 3D (All versions), Microstation v8, Automap 3D, Auto-Sign, Auto-Line, Key-Lines, AutoTrack v6, StanCAD, ValveCAD, Saint-Gobain PAMCAD v5, Photoshop CS, Microsoft Office, Lotus Suite. Key Skills: Producing CAD solutions within agreed timescales complying with the design brief and company standards. I have an excellent eye for detail and the ability to work with tolerances and tolerance symbols to produce detailed fabrication/ manufacture drawings. Although a good team player I can work independently and take a design from concept to construction stage. I have a good understanding of CAD systems and geometry so I can develop GA drawings from 3D survey information and incorporate all proposed structural design information. Assisting with the planning, scheduling and controlling of project deliverables and CAD resources using drawing trackers and registers. Continuous development and standardisation of CAD processes and procedures such as Templates, Layers, Xrefs, pen styles, block libraries, revision numbering etc. Networking with other CAD teams within the company to aid in CAD resourcing, technical solutions, drawing techniques and software developments. Ensuring that all admin functions associated with the role are conducted in an organised and timely manner.

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