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Job Title Lead Draughtsperson
Location Heanor, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
Department Engineering
Salary TBC
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  • To ensure on time delivery of “Right First Time” compliant drawings and models.
  • To lead the drawing office activities within the engineering design department
  • Provide day to day accountability for drawing / CAD activities to department head
  • To provide advice and support to the sales and applications function in the tendering of work
  • To ensure work is completed efficiently to project timescales and to acceptable standards
  • To control product definition and detail drawing activities within the engineering department, including detailed checking of drawings to ensure quality and consistency of submissions in line with current working practices and standards
  • To ensure staff work in accordance with company procedures.  Maintaining relevant processes and updating as necessary to fulfil the business needs.
  • To promote value engineering activity and cost reduction at all levels.


  • Monitor drawing and 3D model progress and provide status reports to department head
  • Manage and review drawing office resources to ensure availability of load and capacity to support business needed. 
  • To schedule resources and assign work tasks to the drawing office personnel, including input to planning activities for Engineering, and support Project programmes
  • Check and approve drawing office output from internal engineering personnel and subcontract submissions
  • Preparation and presentation of detailed drawings and resolution/update for technical points with appropriate departments and customers
  • Preparation of General Arrangement (GA) and detailed fabrication and construction drawings
  • Specification and preparation of raw material and parts list for production to budget requirements with support from the associated Engineers, Manufacturing Team, Sales and Projects.
  • Coordination of project design programs with Project Managers and other parties including client, Engineers, Contractors and Sub Contractors
  • Resolution of technical drafting queries with Engineers, draftsman and project teams
  • Review of completed drawings and production files for hand off to Production Manager & Procurement
  • Working alongside the Production Department with a focus on optimising details in line with consideration of Design for Manufacture, Logistics, Inspection and Installation while maintaining design integrity
  • Evaluation and approval of DDCR forms
  • Create and managing engineering drawing guides, rules and tools to support business needs and continual business improvement
  • Maintain job records in accordance with company norms and practices
  • In line with business process organise and attend engineering / project meeting and reviews as necessary
  • Maintain company records and knowledge base
  • Conformance with Cullum Engineering process and procedures
  • Identify any shortfalls and work with department head to recruit / subcontractor as necessary
  • Manage subcontract design from a technical aspect - to be effective and efficient
  • Monitor, report and authorise staff holidays, absenteeism and flexible working etc
  • Review and appraise the Drawing office team with consideration of competency, skills, succession and development.
  • Any other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time.


  • Work on own initiative in a team environment
  • Responsible to the Head of Engineering for all aspects of the draughting activities of the company’s range of products
  • To lead by example on the mechanical and electrical disciplines and operate to the highest engineering professional code of conduct
  • To identify and implement improvement initiatives within the department and the business as a whole
  • To liaise with other departments in achieving the departmental and business goals
  • To guide, mentor and supervise other staff as required
  • Develop Draughting Team, activities will include appraisals and development needs and succession planning


  • Promote and represent Cullum when required, setting a good personal example at all times.
  • Take all possible and reasonable steps to create a harmonious working environment using effective communication and team working techniques.
  • Be aware of, and adhere to Cullum policies and procedures, including but not limited to ISO9001, ISO14001, BS OHSAS 18001, the Health, Safety, Welfare, Environmental & Quality policies and procedures and Employee Handbook.
  • Undertake duties as may be required within capabilities consistent with the Terms and Conditions of employment and responsibilities in accordance with UK and EC Laws.
  • Undertake tasks and responsibilities assigned by line manager.



  • Qualified to HNC standard or equivalent.


  • Experience at a Senior Draughter level or above
  • Experienced user of 2D and 3D Computed Aided Design packages.
  • Ability to communicate technical information
  • Knowledge of the company products and services
  • Understanding of sheet metal and fabrication techniques



  • Design of fabrication details
  • Familiar with the requirements of the Construction Design and Management regulations
  • Practical use of design techniques of hazard identification and risk reduction


  • Excellent communication and organisation skills,
  • Strong competence and skills in relevant computer packages to support role, Microsoft Office, CAD etc,
  • Management and people skills
  • Leadership and team working
  • Able to prioritise and work to deadlines, completer finisher.
  • Flexible attitude to variety in work scope
  • Some knowledge of Project principles


  • Commitment to continued professional development in conjunction with the Company Vision Statement, Departmental Mission Statements, Cullum Values, recognised professional standards and the changing requirements of the organisation. 


  • Out of hours, overseas and offshore working will be necessary from time to time.
  • Full UK Driving Licence

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