Piping CAD Designer - Nuclear

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CAD Piping Designer - Nuclear
£30-40k DOE plus comprehensive package


I have an incredible opportunity for multiple CAD Piping Designers with experience of complex multi-discipline design tasks to join the team responsible for delivering the challenging nuclear island portion of one of the largest scale engineering projects in Europe at Hinkley Point C in Somerset.

Roles & Responsibilities

As a CAD Piping Designer you will be responsible for the detailed design of the piping and piping supports for reactor systems and / or other supporting elements of the fuel handling and effluent treatment process plant. General duties in each case would be expected to include:


Creates a piping design file for each analysis unit, following the routing of pipes in the 3D model designed by the layout designers
Incorporates in this design, files all the necessary data for the various teams involved in the overall piping design process (flexibility calculation, design and calculation of supports)
Checks the consistency of the data in the design The list of valves and the list of pipes and specifications
- The correct integration of requested modifications to pipe routings
- The specifications for pipes and associated accessories (flanges, elbows, reducers, etc.)
- The presence of openings and ducting
- Layout drawings of components (mechanical and ventilation equipment) and isometric drawings
- Absence of clashes

Performs a permanent check on compliance with the layout rules specific to piping design (distance between runs, position of welds and openings, etc.)
Adapts findings in case of deviations listed of above
Performs draft isometrics for checking purposes
Routing of new pipe systems acc. to P&ID and dedicated support work described below


Designs the piping supports (clamp, beams, anchor plate...) and models them in the 3D model
With input data provided by the piping calculation team, performs the calculation of the support, with abacus or software
Finalises the design of the supports in PDMS to make them ready to be sent to the contractor for execution activities
Some designers will specialise in electrical or HVAC supports design in connection with the layout team

Skills & Qualifications

Whilst previous nuclear project exposure would be a distinct advantage it is not a pre requisite, and any transferable large scale high hazard sector experience will be considered. We are looking for someone with the following attributes:

Mechanical Engineering Technician or Higher Education
Minimum of 3 years' experience as a Piping CAD Designer with significant experience in piping design and technical coordination
Good knowledge of piping layout and detailed design
Ability to work with a 3D model
Minimum of 3 years' experience in PDMS

Salary & Package

In addition to a comprehensive package as outlined below, you will be joining one of EDF's key strategic partners involved in rebuilding the UK's nuclear new build skillset and gain invaluable knowledge and experience in this field at a very exciting period of growth for them. Package details will include:

Pension - 8% of gross basic salary + voluntary contribution
Annual Leave - 25 days + Bank Holiday + 1 day per year of service up to 5 days
Health Insurance - Company's Private Medical Insurance Plan
Life Assurance - 4 times basic salary
Group Income Protection - Payments in case of sick/injury leave for a period of more than 13 continuous weeks

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to (url removed) or ring (phone number removed) and ask to speak to Dan Parker who can discuss the role with you in greater detail.

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful

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