Plant Layout Engineer - Nuclear

Bristol, United Kingdom Countrywide
11 Nov 2016
24 May 2017
UK 0000TU
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.

Within the nuclear and defence sectors, 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 Plant Layout Engineer within our nuclear team based in Bristol. There will be interactions with all groups/sections related to the building and in particular with the building leaders and civil engineers, systems and components engineers and the team in charge of the analysis of internal hazards.. T he successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities. This position will involve occasional trips overseas.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

General layout engineering

  • Receives the input data for the layout engineering of the building (Process & Instrumentation Diagrams, equipment data, cable list, electrical load list, etc.), analyses them and verifies their technical consistency.
  • Carries out layout engineering or makes proposals to improve the layout - Lays out the various mechanical and electrical equipment; Design the pipes, HVAC ducts and electrical cable trays in the 3D model; Carries out an initial check of the consistency between the process & instrumentation diagrams and the 3D model.
  • Writes the related technical documents (progress reports, equipment introduction note, change impact analysis, design procedures, etc.).
  • Issues the layout drawings to the various teams and coordinates their layout activities by ensuring compliance with the layout rules.

Progress monitoring and change management

  • Manages and monitors the modifications requested by the various engineering teams.
  • Anticipates and raises alerts on open technical points.
  • Regularly carries out layout engineering reviews (with all the engineering teams involved).
  • Prepares a regular status report on the model in the light of the latest

Training & Experiences

  • General engineer. Experience in one or several areas of engineering: civil engineering, piping engineering, mechanical, safety etc.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of general layout rules for an industrial project. Knowledge of the general operation of a nuclear power station and the associated safety aspects (in particular, aspects relating to flooding, fire, radiological protection, high energy line ruptures, etc.).
  • Microsoft Word/Excel. Good knowledge of PDMS (or any 3D design software), Autocad 2D and Navisworks software (consultation)
  • Fluent in English, French desirable

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