CAD Designer

SNC-Lavalin

CAD Designer

Salary Not Specified

SNC-Lavalin, Acre, Glasgow City

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Remote working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 23 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: c7923cc6779f46748de4f70b26cd1b30

Full Job Description

We are seeking a process/piping CAD designer for our growing Nuclear and Net Zero Market. We are proposing that this position would be based from one of our core UK offices (ideally Glasgow or Bristol but other options will be considered) with a flexible mixture of home-working and office time expected. We welcome full-time or part-time applicants.

Join us in building a carbon-free future.

Are you a CAD Designer who thrives on difficult problems? Are you drawn to complex projects and excited by the opportunity to rapidly move on to leadership positions, heading up projects and guiding junior engineers?

If so, you could join us to support many renewable energy projects across a growing carbon net zero portfolio, or exciting UK nuclear projects. You are likely to be juggling several projects simultaneously, so enjoying being adaptable is a must!

If you are a self-starter who can deliver multiple projects at the same time, working closely with clients and internal teams to capture requirements, set up projects and deliver right-first-time solutions for the most challenging problems in the energy industry, then we'd love you to apply.

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Your Purpose:

You'll be working alongside our engineers to prepare designs, 3D models, and detailed drawings that comply with project and client requirements (multi-discipline).

Tasks may include:

  • Reviewing and checking designs to ensure compliance with engineers and project requirements.

  • Ensuring compliance with the company's established standards, conventions, and procedures, and applicable engineering codes and practices (inc. BS 8888).

  • Coordination and prioritisation of multiple projects in a deadline-oriented environment.

  • Coordination with engineers, vendors, and other disciplines.

  • Conducting site surveys (potentially carrying out 3D scanning) where/when necessary to record existing, installed data., The UK is the first major economy to legislate for a Net Zero target by 2050. To achieve this, our nuclear and clean energy teams are ensuring a mix of secure and sustainable energies that can meet our industry and lifestyle demands today, and in 30 years' time. We help to power our world through exciting new technologies and intelligent cybersecurity systems on projects that vary greatly in size, scope, and scale. So, you'll be creating the right safe and resilient systems across nuclear power, renewables, decarbonisation development, new builds and energy efficiency.


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    Meeting your needs:

    When you start with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward," a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career. Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

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  • You will have produced designs and drawings to applicable engineering codes and practices. You are comfortable working in new and changing environments and have a desire to be challenged and contribute to the success of the business.

  • You are comfortable liaising with stakeholders at all levels both internally and externally. You will have a proven track record of working effectively as part of a project team.

  • You will be used to / comfortable with supporting Quality Assurance processes through review or checking colleagues' work and presenting your findings / work to clients. Your experience will be throughout the complete project lifecycle.


  • Key skills and attributes include the following:
  • Experience with 2D/3D CAD software, such as Plant 3D, AutoCAD.

  • Knowledge of software compatibilities & integration.

  • An appreciation of delivery and checking of technically compliant design deliverables in accordance with the input requirements, and ability to identify design issues.

  • Experience reading and interpreting large scale project drawings and specifications.


  • Optional attributes:
  • A diploma in Engineering design, Drafting or equivalent.

  • An appreciation of EDMS/PLM software, such as Vault, Projectwise and Teamcenter.

    AtkinsRéalis is a leading global consultancy with over 100 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world., At AtkinsRéalis, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.