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  • Job reference: RMS0191134

Piping CAD Designer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Bristol
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 22/02/2018
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
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The Role:
The Piping CAD Designer is responsible for the detailed design of the pipes. They may specialise in the design (including calculation) of piping (or also electrical or HVAC) supports. The Piping CAD Designer has interactions with other members of the piping section including calculation and design engineers and also with the engineering layout section.

Main activities:
Designer for piping and piping support

Details of pipework:
* 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.)
* 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

Details design of supports :
* 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
Depending on their experience and background, the piping designer may be required to lead and coordinate technical activities for other CAD designers within the piping team.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Qualifications, training & experience:
Mechanical engineering technician or higher education.
Experienced CAD designer with significant experience in piping design (min. 3 years) and technical coordination.
Knowledge and technical skills: Good knowledge of piping layout and detailed design, very good ability to work with a 3D model. Experience in previous EPR or other nuclear projects is essential
Software and tools: PDMS including Programming Macro Language (PML)
Language(s): Fluent in English, French desirable

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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