Overview of Role
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic business that is experiencing exceptional growth. At the Elite Metal Group we love what we do, and we enjoy working with people that are passionate about their role and the difference that they can make within our business and the built environment.
We are seeking a highly skilled, personable, and detail-oriented Draughtsman/Draughtswoman. This position sits within our busy Draughting Team and is an office-based in Perivale. We specialise in designing, fabricating, and installing bespoke metalwork solutions for a wide range of architectural and construction projects.
The main job purpose is to create accurate technical drawings based on given measurements, specifications and calculations.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Design and Drafting: Utilise SolidWorks software to create accurate 2D and 3D drawings, models, and assemblies for architectural metalwork components and structures.
- Collaborative Design: Work closely with architects, engineers, and project managers to interpret design specifications and translate them into detailed drawings.
- Material Selection: Assist in selecting appropriate materials for each project, considering factors such as strength, durability, and aesthetics.
- Compliance: Ensure that all designs adhere to relevant building codes, regulations, and industry standards, with a focus on safety and quality.
- Bill of Materials (BOM): Create and maintain BOMs to facilitate the procurement of materials and components for each project.
- Revision and Modification: Review and revise drawings as necessary, responding to changes and feedback from project stakeholders.
- Documentation: Prepare comprehensive documentation including technical drawings, assembly instructions, and design records.
- Quality Control: Participate in quality control and quality assurance processes, assisting with inspections to ensure that products meet the required standards.
- Continuous Improvement: Stay up to date with industry trends, software updates, and emerging technologies to enhance design and drafting processes.
- Be confident working across a number of projects at the same time to assist colleagues and project deadlines.
Knowledge and Experience Required:
- A strong proficiency in SolidWorks and other relevant CAD software. A minimum of 2 years of experience within a similar business is required for this role.
- A background in architectural metalwork or a similar field is highly desirable.
- Proven experience in creating detailed technical drawings and 3D models.
- Understanding of architectural design principles, construction methods, and materials.
- Strong problem-solving skills and an ability to work independently and in a team.
- Effective communication skills and the ability to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders.
- Attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality work.
- Knowledge of relevant building codes and standards in the UK.
- A relevant degree or diploma in engineering, architecture, or a related field is preferred.
- A proactive and adaptable approach to work, with the ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
- A Team player who enjoys a busy office and steady workload.
- Good organisational and time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
At the Elite Metal Group, we consider ourselves to be the steel fabrication experts. The Group is currently made up of 5 key divisions or sub-brands, all with their own area of expertise. Last year our annual turnover was £12 million. Certain areas of our business have been trading for more than 70 years which has allowed us to establish competitive buying rates and a formidable team of skilled craftsman and detailers.
The group comprises of the following –
- Vaughan Fabrication Services specialise in on-site fabrication, welding and plant maintenance across the UK. Our fully equipped fleet of nationwide vehicles ensures that a team of professionals can quickly attend your site project.
- Elite Metalcraft was established in 1951 and specialises in architectural steel and bespoke staircase design for commercial and domestic markets. The highly experienced team is adept at working with any alloy of your choice to bring beautiful designs to life.
- Elite Structural Steel offers the complete package from simple structural steel supply through to site surveys, drawings, fabrication and in-house installation.
- Elite Surveying has a Team of experts ready to conduct topographical surveys using an array of industry leading robotic laser stations so that you can be assured of the highest levels of accuracy on your project.
- Elite Fabrication is the newest addition to the Elite Metal Group. Created for Architects, Garden Designers and Landscape Contractors this division specialises in architectural and bespoke steel products commonly used on traditional landscape schemes. Whether you’re looking for planters, landscape edging, balustrades, pergolas or access hatches, Elite Fabrication will have a solution to your design challenge.
The Elite Metal Group is based in North-West London and is proud to be the ONLY London based steel supplier that can survey, design, manufacture, wet spray, deliver and install using our own in-house facilities and highly professional Team.
Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your skills and experience to [email protected] Just because you can’t see a job on our listings table below doesn’t mean that we won’t be recruiting for it in the near future, so do send your CV across.
We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our Elite Team.
Why work with us?
70+ years of experience
Elite Metal Group has been manufacturing for over 70 years.
Our 44,000 square foot factory in west London means our location is perfect for your project requirements.
Minimal lead times
By manufacturing in-house we can ensure that we meet every agreed project deadline with no delays.
No third parties
Our in-house teams can survey, design, manufacture, deliver and install.
40,000 sq. ft factory
Our factory in west London means our location is perfect for your project requirements.
Dedicated delivery fleet
Elite Metal Group has it's own in-house delivery and experienced installation Teams.
The Group Benefits
Our group buying power means that you can enjoy competitive rates whilst enjoying the best quality in the business.
We're accredited by CHAS, Constructionline, BALI, FORS, CE Marking, Safe Contractor and more.