Jacobs Plant Layout Engineer - (Nuclear) in Bristol, United Kingdom

Plant Layout Engineer - (Nuclear)


Jacobs employ 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, within the Nuclear and Defence division, we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and we offer capable and committed individuals the opportunity to shape their careers how they wish.

Job purpose:

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

Main accountabilities:

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 input data.

Key relationships:

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.


Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience

Training & Experiences: Degree qualified in appropriate technical discipline.

Experience in one or several areas of engineering: civil engineering, piping engineering, mechanical, HVAC, safety etc.

Technical skills: 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.).

Software and tools: Microsoft Word/Excel. Good knowledge of PDMS (or any 3D design software), Autocad 2D and Navisworks software (consultation).

Language(s): Fluent in English, French desirable.

Key competencies:

  • Very good interpersonal skills

  • Stakeholder management skills

  • Ability to take a strategic view

  • Ability to meet commitments and deadlines

  • Write clearly-expressed, well-presented reports

  • Logical thinking

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: ATE00003T