Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for a Junior Draughtsperson to join our team in a full-time position at our rapidly growing office in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The successful applicant will join the office to produce mechanical and process drawings in the field of slurry transport systems and specialised equipment for the mining and resources industry.

The Junior Draughtsperson will be trained to carry out detailed drafting work including translating conceptual designs into detailed engineering drawings and flow diagrams. Key tasks for the role are as follows:

  • Develop and maintain Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs), Piping and Instrumentation Drawings (P&ID’s) and Hydraulic Grade Lines (HGLs) from sketches provided by engineers
  • Develop general arrangement and layout drawings of piping systems, process buildings, pump stations (plans, elevations and sections) and related specialised equipment from PFDs and P&IDs
  • Produce pipework drawings including arrangements, long sections and isometrics
  • Contribute to the development of 3D models
  • Perform material take-offs and develop bills of quantities, and equipment lists
  • Check, review and mark-up drawings, ensuring compliance and adherence to P&C standards
  • Contribute as part of a team consisting of engineers and other members of the drafting team
  • Actively manage own workload, adjusting activities as needed to meet project timelines
  • Apply technical skills and critical thinking to develop drawings
  • Consistently deliver professional drawings to the required standards and drawing procedures
  • Review engineering deliverables and initiate appropriate corrective actions
  • Commit to ongoing career development through continuous growth and learning

Job Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge
  • Experience in Autodesk / AutoCad and Autodesk Inventor
  • Experience in Autodesk Vault and Plant 3D would also be beneficial
Experience Related to Position
  • Solid modelling / 3D drawing experience
  • Document control experience (beneficial)
  • Have an excellent level of computer literacy
  • Be able to install and develop expertise in specialised drafting related software
  • Be able to problem solve independently through research and information gathering via library, internet, equipment catalogues and supplier contracts
  • An organised approach to ensure all deliverables are maintained and organised effectively
  • A professional demeanour and confidence to make decisions independently
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to pro-actively and positively react to process changes and client requests at any stage in projects
Other Requirements
  • Be willing and able to occasionally travel internationally for training or project work

PCUK  Offers

In return Paterson & Cooke UK offers a competitive annual salary for the position. In addition to the base salary the position is eligible for annual bonus compensation based on company and individual performance. This role is also eligible to participate in the company’s benefits program including health and life insurance, a company pension scheme and employee ownership program.

A Career with Paterson & Cooke

Paterson & Cooke is an international specialist engineering firm known for high quality work and for exceeding client expectations, often with innovative solutions. Our people enjoy the challenge of living up to this standard daily in a workplace that allows each employee to thrive. We balance a demanding, rewarding workload with consideration for work life balance. We have a unique work schedule in which we earn every Friday afternoon off. We encourage employees to expand their knowledge through employer supported training courses and on-site experience. With 11 offices covering five continents and international clientele, P&C provides opportunities for our employees to travel the world. Our size entitles us to make a difference in the company and opens opportunities for career growth.


Cornwall Application Instructions

Please send the following to

Subject Line: Application for Junior Draughtsperson Position

  • CV with references
  • A covering letter explaining why you are the right candidate for the job