Civil and Layout CAD Designer

Bristol, United Kingdom Countrywide
02 Sep 2016
13 Jan 2017
UK 0000QU
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs employ some of the UK's most experienced and skilled technical services professionals and has grown to over 9,000 people in locations across the UK.

At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and we're looking for the most talented and passionate individuals out there to be our next generation of leaders.


We currently have an opportunity for a Civil and Layout CAD Designer within our nuclear team based in Bristol. The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

The successful candidate will create the PDMS-3D model and produces 2D and 3D deliverables based on the input data provided and in accordance to the applicable design procedures and instructions. They will be assigned to one of the buildings on the nuclear island and their activity is coordinated by the Civil and Layout Engineers.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Creating and modifying of the PDMS 3D-Model, by modelling - components and equipments, civil structure, steelwork, pipe lines, HVAC ducts and components, Electrical cable trays, boxes and cabinets according to the input data and drawings provided and ensuring that the tractability is maintained throughout the model
  • Carrying out layout engineering (positioning of equipment, pipe routings etc.), ensuring that the Layout Rules are correctly followed
  • When requests for changes are issued by the various engineering teams, he/she incorporates the changes into the 3D model, having checked their technical consistency.
  • In the event of any technical problems or deviations, informs the Building Layout/Civil Leader, offers technical advice and makes corrections to the 3D model. Produces 2D drawings associated with layout engineering (general layout drawing division into fire safety zones, etc.)
  • Performing of 2D-3D-Checks (3D-Model check against P&ID, Single line diagrams etc.)
  • Performing component introduction, installation or maintenance simulations; preparing layout studies


  • Mechanical engineering technician OR higher education
  • Design office experience - Knowledge of several areas of engineering (pipework, electricity, civil engineering, etc.)
  • PDMS and/or Auto-CAD experience. Good knowledge of PDMS software (3D) and/or Autocad 2D (or knowledge in similar 3D, 2D software application)
  • Good knowledge and understanding of general layout rules.
  • Knowledge of the technical constraints associated with plant layout / plant design
  • Knows how to deal with design and layout constraints
  • Fluency in English


  • Experience in the nuclear sector
  • Experience in plant layout engineering
  • French (desirable)

NOTE: The successful candidate will already have or be able to apply for security clearance.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.