CAD Draughtsman - Identity Group

Westham

Closing date: 15/03/2019

Identity Group is a full-service events agency located in East Sussex working with a number of global brands as well as some local favourites. Our offices are located just outside of Eastbourne, with a team of over 50 talented people, approx. 1.5hours from Central London or 30 minutes from Brighton. We specialise in the design, project management and build of exhibition stands, conferences and experiential events in the UK and internationally.

Job Description:

Are you looking a new challenge within the events and exhibition industry?


Do you have 3 years+ experience in technical drawings and CAD?

This permanent position would suit an experienced CAD Draughtsman looking for a career in the events industry.

Due to Identity’s continuing success over recent years, we are now looking to recruit a full-time, UK based CAD Draughtsman to join our growing team. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a diverse and talented team, whilst working in an award-winning office environment. Expect a team full of skilled and highly driven people with bags of passion and a real can-do attitude. We are looking for someone who has an eye for detail and enjoys the technical aspect of designing and building exhibition stands, conferences and experiential events. You will be producing technical drawings for some of the most successful companies in the UK and Internationally.

We are looking for highly organised individuals, who have a good understanding of materials, production techniques, exhibition stand design and understand the importance of accuracy. The ability to produce technical drawings with excellent attention to detail is a crucial element of the role and one which demonstrates Identity’s expertise in the industry.


Candidates must have over three years’ experience in CAD, using industry standard software - previous experience working in the events/exhibition industry is preferable.

Identity is fast becoming one of the best places to work in Sussex and is underpinned by 5 core values – Teamwork, Responsibility, Ambition, Creativity and Care. If you have these qualities, then Identity would love to hear from you. Identity is looking for highly organised individuals, who want to share their experience and knowledge with the team whilst delivering excellence.

The ability to communicate on all levels with excellent attention to detail is a crucial element of the role and one which demonstrates Identity’s expertise in the industry.

For the right candidate, this would be a great opportunity to further your career, working for a company which specialises in exhibitions and event branding and works with clients such as Eurotunnel, Google, Warner Bros, Apple, Luxury Car Brands, Hastings Direct, and UK Government Departments. By joining our Design and Production Teams, you will be part of a diverse and creative team who are at the heart of driving the company forward.

 
Skills Range:

The CAD Draughtsman is expected to produce innovative designs with a strong focus on meeting the client’s brief alongside providing outstanding visuals, renders and working drawings.

The person must have a confident and enthusiastic approach to live events and bespoke projects and must be committed to delivering excellent customer service. They must also have a practical approach to the layout and construction of the exhibition stand or installation in order to produce accurate working drawings. On a day-to-day basis, you will work with the wider Design team (including Head of Creative Services and Creative Director) and Production Managers to deliver successful projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Attending and having input into creative meetings
  • Contributing to the creative development of event designs in a technical capacity
  • Producing accurate, clear and concise working drawings of stands, exhibition units/products and other event collateral
  • Work closely with Production Managers asking for input and listening to feedback
  • Interpreting 3D models and identifying suitable materials for fabrication
  • Work closely with the Production Manager to request individual elements for a stand such as graphics, electrics detail, samples, build methods etc…

Delivering Quality:

  • Delivering a quality product and service whilst maintaining clear, open communication with the client and wider team
  • Liaise with client and/or production managers to ensure all briefs are clear and accurate
  • Provide updates of design errors to the Creative Director in order to provide accurate reporting and suggest improvements
  • Keep up to date with current design trends and learn new CAD methods
  • Commit to an internal ‘peer review’ process for all project collateral

Scheduling and Billable Hours:

  • Follow tasks list set in conjunction with the Head of Creative Services
  • Communicating work load and any slippage to Head of Creative Services
  • Provide regular updates to other managers when required
  • Ensure design time does not exceed project allocation with the goal of achieving 80% chargeable hours
  • Providing up-to-date advice/knowledge of CAD techniques to design and production teams

Production:

  • Provide error-free working drawings and graphic layouts with notes to production/suppliers
  • Directly liaising with suppliers and contractors to ensure accurate design to build events

General Requirements:

  • As part of the role you will be responsible for contributing and achieving the business objectives.
  • To demonstrate the ability to interact and cooperate with all company employees.
  • You must adopt the company value of Identity Way – TRACC. To build trust, value others, communicate effectively, drive execution, foster innovation, focus on delivery to customers, collaborate with others, solve problems creatively and demonstrate high integrity.
  • Maintain professional internal and external relationships that meet company core values.
  • Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all support departments.

Communication:

  • Establish and maintain good communication and liaison between the management team and other employees in the Company.
  • Maintain professional internal and external relationships that meet company core values.
  • Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all support departments.

Other Duties:

This list of duties is not exhaustive and other tasks and responsibilities will be required of the post holder including any other duties commensurate with the post as requested by the Managing Director or the Operations Director.

 
Key Area: Design/Creative 27-1024.00Design/Creative
Salary: £25k to £40k Dependant on experience
Attendance: Full-Time
 
Additional Information:

Here are a few reasons why our staff work at Identity:

  • Located just outside of Eastbourne with good road and rail links to London, Brighton, Lewes, Bexhill, Hastings, Tunbridge Wells and surrounding areas.
  • On-site parking right outside the office.
  • Two-minute walk to the train station.
  • Brand new, refurbished offices.

The Team and Company benefits:

  • Competitive salaries
  • The friendly, tight-knit team operating in a creative and supportive environment
  • Regular subsidised social activities planned throughout the year
  • Free fresh fruit is available daily to all staff
  • Pension scheme
  • Transport benefit scheme
  • Additional holiday after a period of continuous service.

The Opportunities:

  • Our clients include Google, Apple, Eurotunnel, ITV, Dell and Warner Bros
  • Ability to travel with your work throughout Europe and further afield
  • Opportunity for career progression.
 
 

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