Recruiting Talented Software Developers and Surveyors in 2019

Recruiting the talent to join us for an exciting 2019

We’re hiring!

Have you ever wondered who plans the layout of your local supermarket? Are you curious what those surveyors by the side of the road might be doing? Do you think the survey equipment on Time Team is used just for television?

We’re involved in all these areas and for decades have used technology to provide important information on space, design and property data. We work for clients across a range of industries including Retail, Construction, Property Development and Local Government and are looking for talented individuals to joins us.

Working with big names in retail

One of Norfolk’s unsung businesses, C A Design Services (CADS) works with eight out of the top 10 UK retailers.

We help fashion and grocery brands to plan and optimise their store layouts by surveying their premises and using StoreSpace®, a specialist industry software developed in-house by our talented Software Development team.

Over the last 10 years, national retailers including Primark, Marks & Spencer and ASDA have been using StoreSpace® to simplify their retail planning process and get access to comprehensive information about their store estate. As well as being the Country’s only business to offer such a widespan of retail planning services, we also house the UK’s largest team of retail planners who provide both office-based and front-line expertise.

Nielsen partnership driving gobal ambition

“Securing a partnership with global data company Nielsen has helped us expand our product reach even further through integration with Nielsen’s Spaceman planogram software. Members of the team have been deployed on projects in worldwide countries including Canada, Kuala Lumpar and Singapore. We’re at the forefront of the retail planning and surveying sector and have an exciting year of growth ahead of us. We now need to recruit the talent to drive this product innovation.

We have openings for Software Developers, Support Engineers and Project Managers, as well as Surveyors and BIM Technicians. If you’re interested in the systems that make retail work fast and work well, then now is a great time to join us”.

Guy Moates, Sales Director, C A Design Services.

35-year history, 100-strong team

Led by Managing Director Steve Brown and Directors Guy Moates and Aaron Wright, we are part of the Gardline Group and were originally founded as an AutoCAD services and training provider. We employ over 100 staff across 5 regional offices.

Virtual tours of physical stores

One of our biggest areas of innovation is our 3D visualisation and animation services. Last year we launched StoreView® allowing retailers to take a virtual tour of their physical stores from the comfort of their desks. The interactive software is now an essential and cost-effective communication tool used by retail store development teams to review store operations

Surveying and 3D Design

A further string to our bow is our surveying team. Equipped with the latest laser scanners and 3D Revit skills, our surveyors undertake a variety of projects for retailers as well as architects and construction professionals.

Working in a BIM-ready environment (which is the industry’s digital process for producing architectural data), our surveyors deliver survey data to clients as Point Clouds or 3D models.

Videos and case studies of recent projects can be found here.


If you would like to be part of the CADS journey and join a great team of professionals please visit the careers page of this website for our latest career opportunities.