CAD Technician

  • Full Time
  • Portsmouth
  • This position has been filled.

Website SubSea Craft Limited

Advanced Maritime Technology

CAD Technician

Position: CAD Technician 

  • Salary: £30k-£40k DOE
  • Full Time
  • Permanent


Who we are: SubSea Craft is a fast growing, privately-funded, UK-based SME delivering Advanced Maritime Technology. We leverage our team’s defence experience with cross-industry partnerships in the field of advanced naval engineering. Our flagship product, VICTA, is a Diver Delivery Unit – a surface submersible craft designed to operate at speed over range and capable of rapid transition beneath the surface to operate submerged, enabling the discreet delivery and recovery of divers. It is a unique, innovative British product focused primarily on the defence market but with utility beyond.

What we offer:

  • Private Healthcare with optional family cover
  • Life Assurance (4 x salary)
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Unlimited Paid Holiday
  • Ongoing professional development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Flexible Working
  • A culture of diversity and innovative thinking

Responsibilities will include:

  • Utilising CAD design and drafting skills to generate 2D and 3D drawings and 3D models using Autodesk software such as Inventor, Vault and AutoCAD while ensuring compliance with company and industry standards.
  • CAD administration through the daily management of CAD software, including Autodesk Vault, ensuring efficient functioning and resource utilisation. Address software updates, troubleshoot issues, and provide user support.
  • Automation and process improvement through implementation of CAD automation tools and scripts to enhance design process efficiency and precision.
  • Maintain and populate the CAD library, keeping all components, templates, and standards updated and accessible.
  • Conduct quality reviews of drawings and models, ensuring they meet internal and client specifications.
  • Assist in training new CAD users and provide ongoing support to the team on CAD-related matters.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, naval architects, and control systems engineers, to ensure seamless integration and compatibility between systems and tools.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation, including specifications, work instructions, engineering drawings, and technical reports, ensuring accurate and up-to-date records throughout the process.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in CAD design, with a focus on Autodesk software including Inventor, Vault and AutoCAD being highly beneficial.
  • Knowledge of CAD automation and scripting.
  • Excellent organizational skills including time management, prioritisation, and deadline adherence.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, enabling effective collaboration with diverse team members.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify, analyse, and resolve complex challenges.
  • Courageous and innovative mindset, unafraid to challenge conventional thinking and propose novel ideas.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to create accurate technical drawings and models.
  • Experiences of workshop and manufacturing environments would be very beneficial


Note: Due to the nature of work undertaken at SubSea Craft, the selected candidate must be capable of meeting the security requirements of the position, which would include as a minimum Existing right to live and work in the UK, Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS), with Security Check likely for specific projects.*


Values: Our people are our greatest asset, we continually strive to provide an excellent working environment to enable our team to do their best work. We have an agile professional workforce: we are founded on the belief that our people are valued and our business is trusted, inclusive and commercially-adept.


What we expect from you:

  • Teamwork, mutual respect and collaboration
  • Initiative and independent working
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Business and commercial awareness
  • Agility, adaptability and continuous development

We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge every application. Please bear in mind that if you are selected for an interview we will aim to contact you within 14 days of your application or the closing date (if stated). However, if we think that your skills and qualifications may be suitable for other similar positions we may hold your details on our database and contact you in the future. Please let us know if you do not wish us to keep your details on file.

*Please note that DBS, Driving Licence and reference checks will be carried out and all offers of employment are subject to meeting our requirements.

Our mission is to secure the competitive advantage through the accelerated research, development, and delivery of maritime technology.