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Senior CAD Technician

Atkins Middle East

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: HP331-536

The Role

We are currently looking for an experienced CAD Technician/Highways Designer with at least 10 years experience to join our Strategic Transport Business in the Middle East

The Technician will be a qualified professional with a minimum of 10 years experience. With a very strong working knowledge of GCC Highway Design Practices.


Completion of assigned tasks
Adherence to Atkins Quality Manual and Procedures
Coordination with other design disciplines
Qualifications - External
Technical Competencies



Certificates in CAD
This role requires working on a variety of transport planning/access studies – large scale transport masterplan assessments as well as traffic impact studies for multi-disciplinary planning projects in the public and private sectors. Working closely with Project Managers and other planning department staff to ensure timely completion of the necessary drawings, reports and plans as assigned.


Must have a minimum of 10 years in CAD as well as regional highway design
Understanding of transportation planning, highway access planning, road and interchange designs and public transport issues.
Experience in designing and ‘working up’ appropriate road layouts to assist transport solution
Project experience in the Middle East and familiarity with local trends and Highway design practices and standards
Competence with Microsoft Office suite of software
Must be able to communicate in English effectively, both written and spoken
Must be able to learn and retain new skills quickly from a variety of sources
Must be able to work with limited supervision
Some experience of people and team management
Competence to assist in growing the Atkins Transport Planning Business as well as to sell Atkins services generally
Must be familiar with working to Quality Assured Systems
Must be willing to travel internationally
Experience with highway design softwares such as MX, Microstation


Capable of communicating in Arabic effectively, both written and spoken
Contribute to preparation of transport planning reports including drawings, development of solutions

Behavioural Competencies:


Highly developed interpersonal skills, such as high competency in listening and communicating.
A positive attitude that focuses on improving team work and co-operation at all times.
Good communication skills, oral and written, including presentation competency.
Ability to work without excessive supervision
Ability for self checking & correction of work
Team Player

Rewards & Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:
A competitive salary
Accommodation allowance
Transportation allowance
22 calendar days annual leave (based on 5 day working week)
Medical and life insurance cover
Company gratuity scheme
Discretionary bonus scheme
Annual flight allowance to point of origin
Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

About the Company

Atkins is one of the leading providers of professional, technology based consultancy and support services to the industry, commerce and governments in all of the worlds major economies. With over 17,000 staff operating in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas, Atkins has a broad range of skills and resources and provides Clients with a comprehensive service throughout the entire life cycle of the projects in the built environment.

We aim to be the international first choice supplier of technical and integrated services. Shaped by our customers’ needs, our vision is to: focus on quality seek world class design and excellence strive to add value be flexible to the evolving needs of a changing society

Atkins first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. From its regional head office in Dubai, U.A.E. Atkins Middle East now employs over 2000 staff located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Oman (Muscat ), Qatar (Doha) Bahrain (Manama), Kuwait (Kuwait City) and India (Bangalore).