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Centara are always pleased to hear from experienced professionals looking for a new challenge.

If you are experienced in the following areas we look forward to hearing from you:

  • Utility Mapping Surveys
  • Topographical Surveys
  • Laser Scanning / Geomatics
  • Grid / Primary Substation Engineering/Design
  • CAD Technicians

Please send us a copy of your CV and current salary details to

Current – Vacancies

CAD Technician

Centara are looking for experienced CAD technicians with 1 or more years experience to join our expanding CAD team in Normanton. Successful candidate will be proficient with AUTOCAD, and will have utility experience preferably in the UK Electric distribution or transmission market. Your role will be to update, Substation wiring diagrams, schemes, schematics and protection drawings. You may also be required to produce geographical layouts, as-built drawings civils drawing and other utility drawings.

Hours 37.5 per week Monday to Friday and 20 day holiday. Company pension scheme also available. You will also be required to attend site from time to time so a valid CSCS card and driving licence is also beneficial.

Please apply in writing include details of your current salary and notice details. Please email your CV and covering note to:

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Utility Mapping Surveyor

Centara Ltd are a surveying business working for a variety of prestigious clients throughout the UK. We are currently looking to expand our survey teams with the addition of experienced utility and topographical surveyors. We are based in Normanton West Yorkshire however, you will be required to attend sites across the country therefore a full clean driving licence is required. Applicants from the Doncaster and Wakefield areas are particularly welcome

The ideal candidate should have proven, relevant 2 years minimum experience of undertaking utility mapping surveys using electromagnetic detection locators and ground penetrating radar.

  • EML – Precision Locators e.g. Radiodetection RD8000/81000, Vivax, Leica Ultra, SR-20
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) – GSSI SIR3000/4000, RD1000/1100/1500, IDS Opera Duo/Detector Duo
  • QCF Level 3 Utility Mapping Surveyor qualification also beneficial
  • Ability to use Leica or Trimble GPS / Total Station would also be of benefit but not essential

A company vehicle will be provided and overnight stays should be expected from time to time. You will need a flexible approach, good communication skills and must above all be reliable.

Salary is negotiable depending on experience. – Range £18,000 to £30,000 (dependent on experience) + Overtime + Fully Expensed Vehicle (fuel card) and mobile phone.
Please apply with your CV detailing experience, authorisations and qualifications. –


Trainee Design Engineer – Protection – Transmission & Distribution. (Engineering Services)

The candidate will be expected to undertake training with the aim of becoming a Design Engineer capable of producing a full range of designs associated with the protection, control and indication systems utilised on HV Substations for clients associated with the Electricity Transmission & Distribution Industry.

To work on various protection and control systems employed on Substations operating at voltage levels of 66 to 400kV. An understanding of the items of primary plant and equipment used within HV Substations would be an advantage. You will be trained to understand the electrical installation methods employed at HV Substations. The candidate will be expected to become familiar with and be able to apply the various Engineering Standards used by Companies within the Transmission & Distribution Industry.

A degree level qualification in Electrical Engineering or HNC in Electrical Engineering would be required. Please email your CV and covering note to


Document Controller Assistant

We are seeking to recruit a part time document controller assistant within our engineering department. The successful candidate will have experience in communicating with third party companies to obtain outstanding documents and drawings, controlling and monitoring spreadsheets to provide reports on the status of each item to their line manager

Other requisites of the role will involve working closely with a team providing admin support involving printing, folding prints and filing drawings up to the size of A0

The successful candidate will be skilled in the use of Microsoft office suite. Especially Excel and Outlook. Good communication and liaising skills are essential

Applications particularly welcome from candidates with a commercial electrical/mechanical background. Please email your CV and covering note to


Data / CAD Technician

We are seeking to recruit a Data / CAD technician within our Engineering Services Business. The successful candidate will have experience using AutoCAD or similar package, experience with mechanical/electrical schematic, wiring, protection, diagrams would be a distinct advantage. Successful candidates will be skilled in the use of Microsoft office suite, particularly excel, word and outlook. Good communications skills are also key

The Role will involve travelling to substations nationwide. Overnight stays will be required at some locations or when required. A full clean driving licence is required. Pool vehicles and expenses are provided

Applicants who hold CSCS, EUSR, Nat Grid Person / BESC would be advantageous but not essential as training would be provided for the right candidate. Please email your CV and covering note to





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