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Civil & Layout CAD Leader

  • Job reference: 925793
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Design & R&D, Nuclear
  • Date posted: 02/07/2019

The CAD Leader is responsible for creating the PDMS-3D model and produces 2D and 3D deliverables based on the input data provided and in accordance to the applicable design procedures and instructions.

Assigned to one of the buildings on the nuclear island and will be responsible for coordinating the CAD activities within the team. The activity of the role is coordinated by the Civil and Layout Engineers.



  • Mechanical engineering technician or higher education
  • Design office experience
  • Knowledge of several areas of engineering (pipework, electricity, civil engineering, etc.)
  • Extensive PDMS experience
  • 2D & 3D AutoCAD or similar software experience
  • Managing/prioritising CAD tasks to ensure all required tasks are implemented prior to the design milestones.
  • Must take ownership of the 3D CAD model.
  • Take part in design maturity reviews.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of general layout rules.
  • Knowledge of the technical constraints associated with plant layout / plant design.
  • Knows how to deal with design and layout constraints.
  • 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 plant layout engineering
  • Experience of Navisworks Simulate/Manage
  • Experience in previous EPR or other nuclear projects
  • Experience of working in a fast pace engineering project environment
  • French language skills - written & verbal

Software & Tools:

  • MS Office & Outlook
  • PDMS software
  • 2D & 3D AutoCAD (or knowledge in similar 3D, 2D software application)

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