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Jacobs Principal Electrical Engineer - Power (Hybrid Working) in Barrow, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay, free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships.

We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

This opening can facilitate locations ideally situated in or around Bristol or Glasgow but will accept applications UK wide with a flexible hybrid working arrangement.

About the Opportunity

Jacobs are offering an incredible opportunity to work in a very rewarding and exciting framework. The design work for the next generation of Royal Navy submarines is underway following the award of two contracts to UK industry worth £85 million each. To facilitate the delivery, design, and concept work for a future Class of Royal Naval Submarine.

We are seeking electrical engineers with experience of power distribution. As part of this team, you will be responsible to produce engineering documentation and technical specifications for specific systems, producing supporting calculations and undertaking design review. You will be part of a dedicated team responsible for critical aspects of submarine system design with hybrid working arrangements, there will be a requirement to attend site occasionally, but this will be more of a remote working role.

Key responsibilities will include : 

  • Developing design solutions to an agreed time, cost and quality in accordance with project milestones.

  • Developing and managing requirements and acceptance criteria specific to a system or product and/or across a system of systems, platform or programme.

  • Produce documentation required to support the design review process and ensure that design proving evidence is comprehensive.

  • Undertake design reviews and presentations with customers.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • BEng (Hons) / MEng or equivalent.

  • CEng (or be able to satisfy requirements for CEng)

  • Technical report writing skills.

  • Demonstrable experience of engineering lifecycle.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business, and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

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