Jacobs PDMS Electrical Layout Engineer in Bristol, United Kingdom

PDMS Electrical Layout Engineer


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

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.


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).

Key Competencies:

Ability to meet commitments and deadlines. Good interpersonal and stakeholder management skills.

Ability to take a strategic view.

Write clearly-expressed, well-presented reports, logical thinker and proactive.

Assignment Scope:

The electrical layout engineer assists both the electrical layout and building layout coordinator by carrying out design work of the electrical layout engineering for one of the buildings of the Nuclear Island.

Main Activities:

Electrical layout engineering:

Analyses and verifies the technical consistency of any input data received for the electrical layout within buildings (lists of consumers, list of boxes and cabinets, list of cables, list of instrumentation, etc.).

Carries out electrical layout engineering and is proactive in optimising the installation:

-defines the distribution of the main and secondary cable trays

-positions and installs the electrical equipment such as; cabinets, transformers and boxes

-installs the instrumentation equipment

Produces associated technical reports.

Carries out change impact analysis on any electrical modifications in the building

Manages electrical interfaces with other teams to ensure design consistency across buildings

Interfaces with electrical contracts

-Provides input data as required when requested from contract teams

-Reviews input data provided by the contract teams

Monitoring the progress and management of changes:

Manages and monitors changes 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 input data.

Key relationships:

The Electrical Layout Engineer reports to the Group Leader of the building.

They work collaboratively with the electrical layout coordinator, building layout coordinator, layout engineers and system engineers.

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: BPSS level security required

Note5: Please provide travel plan to Bristol to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application



  • General engineer with a recognised engineering degree (e.g. electrical or mechanical), electrical engineer preferred

  • Experience of layout engineering preferred

  • Good knowledge and understanding of electrical layout rules

  • Knowledge of how a PWR operates

  • Knowledge of PDMS and Navisworks software (ability to navigate through the system)

  • Ability to use MS Office

  • 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 attend ad hoc meetings in France

  • Fluent in English – written & verbal


  • Experience in previous nuclear projects

  • French language skills – written & verbal

Our Culture

At Jacobs we have celebrated over 10 years of our culture of caring - ‘BeyondZero’. 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 promote STEM and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) initiatives. When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity. To find out more about our networks, check out our website:


We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

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: ATE0000BQ