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Jacobs HVAC Plant Layout Engineer in Bristol, United Kingdom

HVAC Plant Layout Engineer


acobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, and construction – and program - management. Our 77,000 employees in 400 locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country’s most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.

That’s because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company.

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Business Unit Description:

With more than fifty years of Nuclear experience, Jacobs has unrivalled nuclear capability and provides full life-cycle solutions to our nuclear clients. Services include programme and project management, design and engineering, reactor support, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance, (radioactive) waste management, decommissioning and clean-up.

We have consistently delivered value and innovation to technically challenging and complex nuclear and environmental-related projects by offering multidisciplinary capabilities, technical expertise, proven processes and a commitment to regulatory compliance, health, safety and quality workmanship.

Role Outline/Responsibilities:

Client Overview:

As part of the Responsible Designer for the Hinkley Point C project, our Client provides Engineering Design support for the Balance of the Nuclear Island (BNI).

This role is a member of a large integrated team seconded into Client team focused on providing high quality design, engineering knowledge & expertise.

Assignment Scope:

The HVAC Plant Layout Engineer assists the building leader and layout coordinator in the technical coordination, production and monitoring of layout engineering studies for one or more buildings by proposing technical solutions.

Key Competencies:


  • The ability to innovate, think laterally and implement processes

  • Ability to influence stakeholders and resources

  • Ability to engage multiple stakeholders with different objectives


  • Being honourable, trustworthy, fair and honest – respecting confidentiality


  • Get results and make things happen

  • Ability to influence stakeholders with both within and external to client business


  • Engaging and influencing a team of professionals

  • Recognising, drawing out and utilising the skills of others

  • Share knowledge, experience, reward and leadership

  • Create a working environment of safety, autonomy and trust

Main Accountabilities:

General layout engineering

  • Request the input data for the layout engineering of the building (Process & Instrumentation Diagrams, equipment data, etc.), analyses them and verifies their technical consistency.

  • Carries out layout engineering or makes proposals to improve the layout and solve multi-disciplinary layout issues.

  • Lays out the various HVAC equipment.

  • Design HVAC ducts in the 3D model.

  • Carries out checks 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, handover reports, 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.

  • Manage the list of input data to be used to perform the 3D design

  • 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 input data.

Business Travel:

  • Trips to Malakoff, France, approx. twice per year

Key Relationships:

Interactions with all groups/sections related to the building and in particular with the building leader, layout engineers and civil engineers, systems and contracts engineers and the team in charge of the analysis of internal hazards.


Note1: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake

Note2: Based on our Client site Monday to Friday – 40 hours per week

Note3: Travel and Subsistence is not paid for this role

Note4: Please provide travel plan to Bristol to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application



  • Qualified to Degree Level and experience in one or more areas of engineering: piping engineering, mechanical, HVAC, safety

  • Knowledge and experience of using PDMS

  • Good knowledge of other 2D and 3D design software (AutoCAD, Navisworks)

  • 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.)

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work in a team as well as on own initiative

  • Results focused with the ability to meet commitments & deadlines

  • Highly organised with attention to detail

  • Ability to identify continuous improvements

  • Fluent in English – written & verbal


  • Experience in PWR design

  • Experience in previous EPR or other nuclear projects

  • French language skills – written & verbal

Software & Tools:

  • MS Office

  • 2D & 3D AutoCAD

  • Navisworks

  • PDMS

Security Clearance:

  • BPSS level clearance required

Accepting candidates: Engineer (4-8yrs experience) / Chartered (8-15yrs experience)

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go ‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

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

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Bristol

Req ID: ATE0002V5