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MGF's Engineering Departments - Meet our Digital team

MGF have a team dedicated to digital work, who work out of MGF’s Engineering Centre in Astley, Greater Manchester. We sat down with our Digital team to find out more about their roles.

What are you key responsibilities?

As a Digital Engineer, my key responsibilities are developing the company’s digital content, for example Revit families, as well as the digital capabilities. I manage the CAD team from a quality aspect, making sure all the designs from the CAD team are done to the highest standard. I provide training to engineers and technicians when they require it.

Describe your background and how you got into the industry

When I left college after studying my Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, I knew straight away that I wanted a job involving CAD, upon looking for a job I found MGF, so it was a bit different to those who studied civil engineering.

Stephen Harding
Stephen Harding, Digital Engineer

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Sam Cox, Senior Technician

What are your key responsibilities?

As a Senior Technician, I manage the workload of the CAD Technicians, whilst also completing drawings for the engineers.

What do you enjoy about your role?

In my role, I enjoy the responsibility I have been given, working on the larger scale projects for overseas customers, these tend to be more complex, so I am challenged to create an out of the box solution.

What do you find to be the most interesting projects to work on?

I find the variety of people I get to work with very interesting, from chartered engineers to fresh into the industry engineers. The exposure to the large scale projects is interesting as a Technician I didn’t expect to get to work on these projects.

What are your key responsibilities?

I work as a CAD Technician at the Engineering Centre. My key responsibilities include producing design drawings for the Temporary Works of excavations. I produce drawings daily using Revit and AutoCAD detailing plans, sections and details as well as the installation sequences to allow the manufacture and delivery of the equipment and to aid works on site.

What made you want a career in civil engineering?

I have always had a passion for drawing and the fast paced environment of civil engineering keeps my workload varied. It can be challenging at times, but I enjoy the challenge. Working in an office environment allows us all to collaborate and share skills. I never intended on a career in civil engineering, I fell into the role and now I thoroughly enjoy it.

Phil Rigby
Phil Rigby, CAD Technician

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James Hesketh, CAD Technician

What are your key responsibilities?

I have been a CAD technician for over a year now. My aim is to design drawings for customers, efficiently and accurately. I am eager to expand my knowledge of Revit and continue to challenge myself by working on more complex design drawings.

Describe your background and how you got into the industry

I was always intrigued by civil engineering as I wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps. After studying computer science at university, I began looking for roles that would be computer based. I started my civil engineering career as a Draftsman, before developing into my role as a CAD Technician. In the future, I am hoping to work on bigger, more complex projects to help broaden my knowledge of the industry, with the hopes that one day I will be able to work on major projects.

What are your key responsibilities?

I have been at MGF for over a year now, starting as a CAD Technician but now in the process of completing a degree apprenticeship in Civil Engineering at Salford University. In my day to day role, I produce engineering drawings based on designs given by engineers to give to external clients that need temporary works. My current responsibilities apart from designing drawings include managing the CAD team with workload and providing support and guidance to them.

What do you find to be the most interesting projects to work on?

The most interesting projects that I have worked on are a few jobs with a category 3 complexity, that include an excavation of 70m long and over 8m deep. The reason for this is because you begin to understand the job a lot more as you must have constant communication with the engineer in regards as to what needs showing, why we need certain kit and why the layout is proposed the way it is etc.

Amaan Shahbaz
Amaan Shahbaz, CAD Technician

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