CAD / CAE Assistant Systems Manager

Website DiamondLightSou Diamond Light Source

Business Area: Technical/Engineering
Full Time Salary: £33,297 to £39,172 (Discretionary range to £45,048)
Closing Date: 10/11/2019
Ref No: 10286

About Us

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron; a huge scientific facility designed to produce very intense beams of X-rays, infrared and ultraviolet light. Our scientists use the light to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology.

Diamond is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, and its pioneering capabilities and talented staff are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research.

 About The Role

We now have an excellent opportunity for an individual with strong engineering design and systems support experience to take up the role of CAD / CAE Assistant Systems Manager, to contribute to the continued development of engineering design, and offering an opportunity to progress and develop your skills.

This role will provide technical support for all CAE Systems in both 2D and 3D disciplines, including ongoing systems development and upgrades.

You will support a wide range of CAD applications including PTC products including CREO, Windchill as well as AutoCAD. FEA packages and related databases.

You will work closely with the Engineering Design Staff, which is made up of Mechanical, Electrical, Project Engineers, Designers and other staff involved with CAD / CAE applications to ensure a robust and reliable user service.

The role has a broad remit which also includes:

  • Maintaining and developing all necessary CAE hardware and software infrastructure.
  • Developing and maintaining document management systems to control the status of 2D and 3D drawings.
  • Ensuring that all systems are virus free, secure and safely archived.
  • Managing data transfer between sites and to and from suppliers and contractors.
  • Playing a key role in training setup.
  • Carrying out application evaluation and testing for future upgrades.

About You

You should be educated to degree level in a CAE or Engineering subject, or demonstrate significant equivalent experience, with membership of a relevant Technical Body (such as BCS, IMechE, IET) desirable.

You will demonstrate experience of providing daily support in a mechanical or electrical design office environment, with experience of systems such as PTC CREO, PTC Windchill and AutoCAD.

You will demonstrate the ability to evaluate, configure & install CAD related software, with an understanding of CAD integration with embedded applications beneficial.

You will also have experience of managing databases, along with PDM administration exposure, and evidence of a continuous development and improvement approach.

The ability to troubleshoot and resolve non-routine problems and create written documentation is also required.

This is a challenging role requiring excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the technical knowledge to speak with credibility to a range of technical colleagues and stakeholders.


Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to ensure an excellent work/life balance including 25 days’ annual leave, 13 days statutory and company holidays, flexible working hours, an onsite nursery, an excellent pension scheme, and social and sporting activities.

A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.

To Apply

Applicants are required to outline their suitability for this role via the online application process. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

The closing date for applications is 10th November 2019, however, we encourage early applications as candidates will be reviewed and considered on an ongoing basis.

Other information

Where relevant, and possible for the role, we will consider flexible working arrangements and secondment opportunities.

Diamond attract talented individuals from around the world and currently employ 39 different nationalities.  Reflecting trends in our sector we employ more men than women (78% men and 22% women as at 5 April 2019). Therefore, in accordance with law and good practice, we particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified women.

If you are disabled and would like to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please let us know via the online application process.

Diamond are members of Working Families (the UK’s work-life balance organisation), we have also achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One.

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