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Role: CAD Engineer
Date Posted: Thursday 23 March 2023
Cick to apply for this role on the RNLI Website

About us

Our purpose is simple, to save lives at sea. Since the 19th century, our crews have been risking their lives to save those who are in danger of drowning. We’re looking for a CAD Engineer to join our CAD & Configuration Team. This role supports the provision of timely and professional CAD & Configuration services in support of safe and effective assets and associated equipment throughout their operational life.

Some of the benefits

  • Salary £33,582-£39,508 (dependent on experience)

  • Flexible working

  • 26 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays

  • Outstanding pension scheme (contributions of up to 16% of basic salary)

  • Life assurance

Your Role

As a CAD Engineer, you will be tasked with focus on the following areas:

  • To carry out specialist expert level CAD work within one or more of the engineering and supply department delivery and project cells.

  • To develop CAD models to an appropriate standard from the initial concept phase through to release.

  • To Interpret 3D Design models and 2D sketches and translate them into CAD models that faithfully capture Design intent.

  • To work closely with specialist engineers in Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, and Naval Architecture disciplines.

  • To carry out engineering change control of digital assets in support of achieving effective through life configuration of assets and associated equipment.

  • To attend meetings, inspections, trials etc, as and when required, as part of the provision of general technical support provided by the engineering and supply delivery and project cells.

  • To assist in providing technical support to coastal staff and volunteers.

About You

You’ll be self-motivated, innovative and flexible, and eager to use and share your skills and experience; enjoy spending a high percentage of the working week utilising your specialised CAD skills; are logical and structured in your approach to tasks; are effective in a team environment and able to take the lead when required; are customer focused and confident when liaising with both internal and external customers and suppliers; have good verbal and written communication skills; have a pro-active can-do attitude.


The RNLI is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment and have a zero tolerance approach to proven incidents of bullying, abuse, harassment or exploitation.

The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting; International, International Child Protection Certificate process).

Diversity at the RNLI

Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service.

We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards Our Vision: To save Every One.

Your Experience / Skills

To be considered as a CAD Engineer you will need:

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Significant and proficient commercial use of using SolidWorks 3D & 2D CAD (or similar);

  • Competent with Microsoft Office applications;

  • Ability to collaborate and work with others to solve problems.

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

  • Able to take instruction and work under pressure.

If you think you have the right technical knowledge and experience and want to see how a CAD Engineer role supports our organisation’s aim to reduce drowning, this could be the role for you.

Please apply via the RNLI Website.


Salary Range:
£33,582 - £39,508

Poole, Dorset, England


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