PDMS Piping Designer / Draughtsman - Nuclear New Build

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Role: PDMS Piping CAD Designer / Draughtsman - UK Nuclear New Build, Bristol

Location: North-West Bristol, 2 minutes drive from junction of M4 / M5 motorways

Salary: £25000 - £40000 + good benefits

Start date: October 2019 onwards (due to need to obtain security clearance - longer notice will happily be considered for the right candidate)

An exciting opportunity exists for experienced Piping CAD Designers experienced in the use of PDMS to work for our prestigious client in helping to design the next fleet of nuclear power stations in the UK.

Previous nuclear industry experience, especially EPR reactor experience, would be useful, but candidates without this will happily be considered.

Our client will be responsible for producing most of the construction drawings for the new Hinkley 'C' power station project.

The role will be located in Bristol, 2 minutes drive off of the junction of the M4 / M5 motorways.

The Piping Designer will be responsible for the detailed design of the pipes.

They may specialise in the design (including calculation) of piping (or also electrical or HVAC) supports.

Proficiency in the use of PDMS is ideally required for the role, though candidates without this will be considered at the low/mid end of the salary bracket to allow for training (c£33k for an experienced candidate).

Candidates should ideally have experience of work on piping design / CAD projects for large construction / build projects (e.g. large structures, power stations, large office buildings, ships, oil and gas plants, ect).

Main Accountabilities

For piping designers:

  • 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 file:
  • 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.)
  • Performs draft isometrics for checking purposes

For support designers:

  • 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

For the right candidate, or client can offer a competitive salary along with an excellent benefits package, and the opportunity to work for a company at the forefront of the UK nuclear new build programme with excellent career development and advancement prospects and international opportunities.

MORSON INTERNATIONAL, part of the Morson Group, are the leading TECHNICAL & ENGINEERING RECRUITMENT COMPANY in the UK specialising in Technical Support to the following industries: Nuclear, Power Generation, Aerospace, Rail, Marine, Petrochemical & Construction