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CAD Planner

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Job Introduction

Sodexo are currently recruiting for brand new opportunities in our Corporate Services segment. Sodexo is the 19th largest employer worldwide, operating in 80 countries and employing 427,000 employees worldwide, we are the leader in Quality of Life services. Sodexo is not only a growth company; it is also a people-oriented company that places quality of life of its 100 million consumers at the center of its mission. Join our teams and experience their passion and the unique Sodexo spirit!

We have a fantastic role for a CAD Planner to join us at a trendy client site in Central London. As CAD Planner you will be responsible for the management of understanding, forecasting and implementation of all physical facility requirements and related service needs.

You will prepare complex drawings, diagrams, and documents using computer-aided design (CAD) software within the organization. This includes developing CAD files based on notes, sketches, engineering schematics, technical guides, vendor information, and so on.

The CAD function will be responsible for supporting the following project/maintenance activity.

  • Support moves and change program
  • Maintenance of as built records inclusive of projects minor works and PPM reactive activities
  • Minor CAD planning support to the integrated facilities management solution and services
  • Real estate interface on CAD records plus ad hoc services

If you would like more information to understand what it is like to work for Sodexo and a career in Corporate Services, please follow the link below;

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Role Responsibility

  • Understand, forecast, and anticipate physical facility requirements and related service needs
  • Able to articulate and convey the client’s vision, mission, goals, objectives and desired outcomes for portfolio Future State.
  • Drives the collection, organization and interpretation of data related to facility requirements, physical or virtual space needs and business goals and objectives as they relate to the agreed upon planning cycle. 
  • Document findings and conclusions based on data analysis and needs assessment.
  • Communicates recommendations in both written reports and presentations and produce charts and diagrams for the visual display of quantitative and qualitative information.
  • Organize and identify operational and functional relationships that pose physical and spatial impacts.
  • Generate conceptual solutions that respond to Client’s spatial needs, physical planning constraints and corresponding IT, HR and compliance requirements.
  • Verify information about Existing State, forecasted space demand and space supply for solutions relating to both legacy and new work environments.
  • Develop project-level and portfolio-level solutions based on interpretation of the program data and preparation of recommendations.
  • Apply knowledge to forecast space requirements based on verified existing space information, forecasted space supply/demand and growth projections. Provide metrics around current and future space needs.
  • Clearly document findings and conclusions. Communicate recommendations based on data analysis and supply/demand assessment.  Communicates/illustrates potential complex 6 month migration planning schemes.
  • Timely and clear reporting to Client and service delivery partners, including agreed upon critical success factors, work environment efficiency, and delivery effectiveness.
  • Maintenance of as built records inclusive of projects minor works and PPM reactive activities

The Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architectural design, or computer science, or an acceptable combination of education and experience.
  • An appropriate level of direct experience in the FM or construction industry.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills with the ability to analyse multiple sets of data and drive decision making in a problem solving atmosphere. Must possess a solid understanding of occupancy planning, facilities and real estate service delivery models, and ability to repriortise in response to fluctuating work environment and demand.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects and multi-functional teams, motivate others, and build support for implementation.
  • Proven results and success in developing, planning, managing, and implementing workplace plans and space solutions within a dynamic corporate environment. Strong understanding of business and financial impacts to workplace options.
  • Strong knowledge of system and CAD software quality assurance best practices and methodologies.
  • Strong knowledge of architectural drafting standards, as well as blueprint and specification reading skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws

Formal Education & Certification

  • Equivalent work experience is essential as a CAD operator, drafter, or technician. CAD applications (i.e. AutoCAD, LDD, etc.).
  • Certifications in CAD related subjects

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process


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