Senior Mechanical CAD Designer (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Resolve complex engineering problems using CAD
  • Design one-off mechanical hardware that underpins research
  • Gain unique experience working at a world-class facility



Our client is a well-known Science and Technology agency run by the Australian government—it undertakes leading-edge research, delivers scientific services, and provides specialised advice to government, industry, academia, and also other research organisations.

This agency has an Engineering Group that provides comprehensive engineering, technical, safety, reliability, design, build, and maintenance services that are aimed at delivering engineering solutions, which underpin major capital programs and engineering upgrades to its formidable infrastructure. The Engineering Group is comprised of a Mechanical Engineering Team, a Mechanical Technicians Team, an Electrical Engineering Team, and a Facilities Team, which includes Plant Maintenance staff.



Based in Melbourne, this is a fixed-term tenure of four years with benefits of annual leave and 15.4% super. This role will be reviewed for a potential extension by agreement with both parties after the four-year term. This presents the perfect scenario for professionals to work for a key government authority.

CAD Designers are being sought to join the Mechanical Engineering Team to provide design detailing and drafting support to others in the team and also conduct their own design work. With several years’ design experience, you’ll be required to provide in-house support in the use and maintenance of the team’s CAD software, which includes library and template management, controlling software licensing, and performing scheduled updates.

The Senior Mechanical CAD Designer is responsible for producing drawings for the facility’s mechanical systems infrastructure and its interconnected supporting services. And, through maintaining up-to-date models and drafts of this multiplex of instrumentation, you will provide technical support for the facility’s mechanical drafting requirements that enables new designs and modifications to be implemented in a timely manner.

You’ll also aid in troubleshooting technical issues.



To be considered for this opportunity you must be willing to undergo appropriate federal government clearance and shall also need to address the following criteria: –

  • Hold at least a Certificate or Diploma in mechanical engineering or similar discipline.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge in the use of 3D CAD software packages, specifically Solid Edge.
  • At least 5 years’ working knowledge in mechanical drafting Australian standards (e.g. AS 3000) and appropriate tolerancing, GD&T etc., and be able to produce clear and accurate models and drawings suitable for their intended use.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of a broad range of engineering materials and their use which are commonly used in the design of precision instrumentation.
  • Possess a broad knowledge of machining and assembly techniques commonly used in mechanical workshops.
  • Capability to communicate effectively across the organisation in order to gather information, understand requirements, and be able to explain the information contained in a 3D model or drawing.
  • The ability to work autonomously



  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline.
  • Project management skills suitable to run small to medium projects.



For a confidential initial discussion about this role, please call CS Executive Group on 03 9516 0100. Alternatively, including outside of our Melbourne office hours (9 am to 5.30 pm, Mon.–Fri.), send an SMS on 0415 573 220 to arrange a callback from one of our helpful recruitment team: Dan, or for after-hours discussion, call Jo on +61 411 197 171.

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To apply, click the “Apply Now” button to submit your resume and also a brief covering letter addressing the above selection criteria.

Subsequently, as part of CS Executive Group’s pre-screening process for its clients, candidates who are considered suitable for shortlisting may then be sent formal selection criteria to respond to in more detail.



CS Executive Group would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of correspondence our recruitment team receives on a daily basis, we genuinely cannot respond to each application—only those applicants being considered for shortlisting as candidates are contacted.

However, if on this occasion you’re unsuccessful, please note your details will be added to our Talent Pool database. All this means is that in future you might be contacted by one of our team of recruiters for other suitable roles.