CAD & 3D Operator

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CAD & 3D Operator

Job Introduction

Are you looking for a new challenge that gives you the chance to get creative and use your knowledge of CAD and 3D to take our Store Design to the next level? Looking for a company that wants to help further your career in Store Design, as well as provide you with an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work?  


If the answer to all of these questions is ‘yes’ then you’re just the kind of person we’re looking for! 

Role Responsibility

As our CAD and 3D Operator, you will play key role within the Selfridges Store Design team that plays a vital part of the creative driving force within the physical spaces at Selfridges.

This role will fulfil two key functions:

CAD operator. To produce accurate drawing data, design guidelines and phasing drawings. To maintain and manage digital drawing data for all Selfridges sites. You will provide CAD and planning support for feasibility and Strategic projects, all drawn to a highly presentable standard​

3D Visualisation. Working closely with the Design, Creative Windows team and the wider creative teams in the business the Visualiser will plan and produce exceptional visuals across all stores which assists in concept development and promoting our brand positioning, vision and purpose to provide our customers with extraordinary experiences. The visualiser will create visuals for Selfridges creative spaces including windows, marketing events spaces, and instore visual spaces for internal approval and for use in promoting Selfridges schemes outside the business ​

As the CAD operator & 3D visualiser you will:​


  • Maintain digital drawing data for all Selfridges sites (individual responsible for specific areas). Check survey and amend Selfridges base survey and all relevant working drawings​

  • Maintain, archive, file and update all for construction and as built drawings to provide a retrievable database for all Selfridges properties​

  • Be responsible to manage and deliver accurate ‘Space Allocation’ (updated space management drawings) and reports. This task includes site walks (all store locations), confirming data with finance and B&M teams and delivery of drawings to deadlines. ​

  • Support Design with feasibility plans for strategic projects, highlighting retail potential, M&E information and retail v stock room square meter where required​

  • Produce accurate drawing data, design guidelines and phasing drawings for issue within the business.​

  • Maintain key CAD drawing templates, ensuring high quality accuracy and presentation.​

  • Create clean, consistent CAD drawings which are clear for internal and external use​


  • Present and translate ideas/concepts into considered, well composed visuals, with a clear and simple message​

  • Produce realistic images from a variety of sources​

  • Produce visuals and mood boards for communication & presentation to manager, head of department and director as needed​

  • Constantly research key design trends to aid development of new ideas​

  • Ensure creative briefs are fully understood to be translated into impactful visuals​

  • Be able to improvise and make visual decisions independently

The Ideal Candidate

  • Educated to a degree level in the design field (Interior Design, Architecture) or technical CAD qualifications​

  • Minimum 5 years' experience at a retail company or architecture or design practice​

  • An expert in Autocad (this is our core progam) ​

  • An expert in Cinema 4D and Sketch​

  • Experienced with CAFM software a plus​

  • Competent with Revit & BIM​

  • Experienced in Microsoft Office​

  • Experienced in Adobe Creative Suite particularly Photoshop and InDesign​

  • Experienced in Sketchup is a plus​

  • Maintaining drawing file records to a high standard​

  • Excellent in communication skills and time management​

  • Inspiring a positive and pacey working attitude ​

  • Able to work independently but also as part of a team​

  • Able to undertake briefs and tasks and manage expectations with a range of stakeholders, establishing positive working relationships​

  • Able to manage workload/deadlines and communicate deliverables​

  • Strong in creative and technical drawing understanding and ability to translate this into practical solutions​

  • Carrying out site visits (including Birmingham and Manchester) when required

  • An example of our values, a trusted and respected colleague

This job is a brilliant opportunity to join a close-knit team who are incredibly passionate about taking our physical spaces to the next level. If you’re looking to come into a new role and make a real impact, then this will be perfect for you.

About the Company

Our Creative Spirit 

We are more than a shop. We are a social space where culture and commerce collide to release an energy that we call the Selfridges spirit. We are here to make our world brighter, and everyone is welcome. 

Our Awards Cabinet 

We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked...Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign.  

Our Future 

Since 1909 we have been at the forefront of retail and today our stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham – alongside and the Selfridges App – continue to redefine the way we shop and socialise. As a Selfridges team member, you will learn what it takes to consistently drive innovation, success and amazing customer experiences. 

The Fun Stuff  

There are lots of reasons to be excited about joining Team Selfridges – from our fantastic team member communities to volunteer days and behind-the-scenes Selfridges experiences throughout the year. 

Other benefits and rewards include:

  • Generous bonus and/or commission scheme 
  • Discounted gym memberships Pension contributions  
  • Annual travel pass and cycle to work schemes 
  • A volunteer day for all team members 
  • Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development


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