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Piping Designer (PDMS/E3D)

  • Job reference: EN-002893
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Power
  • Location: Bristol
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Why not...

Atkins is one of the world’s foremost engineering and design consultancies, operating in virtually every region of the world, in virtually every market. Choosing to work for Atkins will provide you with the opportunity to engage on some of the most exciting engineering challenges of our time. Together with our rewarding and flexible packages, you’ll have the perfect balance to bring your personal and career goals to fruition.

Our Energy business has been operating for over four decades. You’ll be helping us to design complex new schemes, assure the longevity and integrity of existing infrastructure and deliver innovative consultancy advice to core clients, critical to the success of the global energy market. We have operations based in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and North America, and are fully engaged on:

• The development of the next generation of nuclear power stations.
• Maintaining the existing nuclear fleet and decommission those coming to the end of their life.

As a result of recent success bidding for a large contract we are looking for piping designers experienced in equipment modelling, piping layout and pipe support design within a 3D environment, including drafting and calculation of bulk quantities and weights


Atkins is currently recruiting for a E3D Piping Designer on an initial 3-month contract, based in our Bristol office, with the option to significantly extend based on initial performance.

Key responsibilities as a E3D Designer:
• Development of designs to satisfy technical specifications, primarily using E3D (Persons Experienced in the use of PDMS will also be considered).
• Prepare supporting design calculations to substantiate design
• Contribution to design reviews from technical standpoint
• Preparation of technical specifications in liaison with client and project team
• Preparation of design documentation throughout the design process
• Production of design and detail drawings to the appropriate standard and in accordance with the client’s specification.
• Preparation of risk assessments, technical files and other technical documentation required by safety legislation and procedures
• Liaise with the Senior Engineer/Lead Engineer to resolve design problems and answer technical queries.
• Reports to Senior Piping Engineer or Design Manager.
• Responsible for managing quality, progress and cost of the work undertaken by their team
• Maybe responsible for managing project sub-contracts
• Interacts with engineers of other disciplines internally and externally
• Nuclear experience or experience from within a regulated environment such as Defence, Pharmaceutical or Oil & Gas.

Skills / Qualifications:
• HNC / HND or equivalent professional qualification with relevant considerable experience.
• Conversant with company quality control assurance requirements applicable to draughting function.
• Experienced designer with sound technical background and in-depth knowledge of E3D and PDMS.
• Conversant with codes of practice, standards and relevant sections of statutory documentation applicable to draughting function.

Additional Information

• Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career in engineering, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements;
• By joining the vibrant Energy Business in Bristol, you will have the opportunity to work across the whole nuclear and power market from Decommissioning to Generation to New Build;
• Occasional travel to other company and client sites is necessary as part of the role.


Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house and well as external training for all of our engineers.

Reward & Benefits

Please refer to our Rewards and Benefits page for details on our full benefits package. 

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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