Piping CAD Designer - Nuclear

Bristol, United Kingdom Countrywide
11 Nov 2016
25 Jan 2017
UK 0000TX
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs employ some of the UK's most experienced and skilled technical services professionals and has grown to over 7,000 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 Piping CAD Designer within our nuclear design team based in Bristol. The Piping Designer will be responsible for the detailed design of the pipes. They may specialise in the design (including calculation) of piping (or also electrical or HVAC) supports. The Piping CAD Designer has interactions with other members of the piping section including calculation and design engineers and also with the engineering layout section.

The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Primary Job Responsibilities

For piping designers :

  • Creates a piping design file for each analysis unit, following the routing of pipes in the 3D model designed by the layout designers
  • Incorporates in this design files all the necessary data for the various teams involved in the overall piping design process (flexibility calculation, design and calculation of supports)
  • Checks the consistency of the data in the design file: The list of valves and the list of pipes and specifications; The correct integration of requested modifications to pipe routings; The specifications for pipes and associated accessories (flanges, elbows, reducers, etc.); The presence of openings and ducting; Layout drawings of components (mechanical and ventilation equipment) and isometric drawings; Absence of clashes
  • Performs a permanent check on compliance with the layout rules specific to piping design (distance between runs, position of welds and openings, etc.)
  • Performs draft isometrics for checking purposes

For support designers :

  • Designs the piping supports (clamp, beams, anchor plate...) and models them in the 3D model
  • With input data provided by the piping calculation team, performs the calculation of the support, with abacus or software
  • Finalises the design of the supports in PDMS to make them ready to be sent to the contractor for execution activities
  • Some designers will specialise in electrical or HVAC supports design in connection with the layout team

Depending on their experience and background, the piping designer may be required to lead and coordinate technical activities for other CAD designers within the piping team.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Mechanical engineering technician or higher education.
  • Experienced CAD designer with a significant experience in piping design and technical coordination
  • Good knowledge of piping layout and detailed design, very good ability to work with a 3D model
  • PDMS including Programming Macro Language (PML) is essential
  • Fluent in English, French desirable

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