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Jacobs Civil and Layout (ELW) in Bristol, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay, free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships.

We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns, and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

The CAD Designer creates the PDMS-3D model and produces 2D and 3D deliverables based on the input data provided and in accordance with the applicable design procedures and instructions. The CAD Designer is assigned to one of the buildings on the nuclear island and their activity is coordinated by the Civil and Layout Engineers. They work closely with the Civil and Layout Engineers who are responsible for the layout and design studies and will provide input data as well as reviewing the works of CAD Designers.

Main activities

Creating and modifying of the PDMS 3D-Model, by modelling

  • components and equipment,

  • 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, they incorporate the changes into the 3D model, having checked for technical consistency.

  • In the event of any technical problems or deviations, the CAD Designer 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.

We are seeking a Level 2 or Level 3 Technician:

Technician Level 2

  • Technical officer having skills and capability of choosing the appropriate technique, method and means to resolve a limited number of problems and improve techniques.

  • Implementation of standard design diagrams in PDMS or other technical software packages

  • Read and understand 2D and 3D drawings

  • Production of CAD drawings (reading and understanding them)

  • Implementation of complex design diagrams

  • Carrying out supervisory activity

  • Securing input data

  • At least 6 years for a GCSE, at least 3 years for vocational training

Technician Level 3

  • Technical officer having an independent command of solving a large number of problems processed using techniques, methods or processes of which he has good experience.

  • Implementation of complex design diagrams in PDMS or other technical software packages + solving problems of compatibility with basic design concepts.

  • Providing alternative design concepts to meet design requirements.

  • Reading and understanding 2D and 3D drawings

  • Production and supervision of CAD drawings

  • Evaluating colleagues’ work. Ability to train team members.

  • Chairing meetings with outside teams to secure input data. Evaluating the readiness of data within the design framework.

  • At least 10 years for a GCSE, at least 10 years for vocational training

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s What You’ll Need


  • Mechanical Engineering Technician or higher education

  • Design office experience with knowledge of several areas of engineering (pipework, electricity, civil engineering).

  • Experience of PDMS and AutoCAD

  • Fluent in English


  • Experience in the nuclear sector

  • Experience in plant layout engineering

  • Knowledge of other 3D, 2D software application

  • Knowledge of TEKLA software

  • French speaker

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

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