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Jacobs Secondary Propulsion Engineer (Hybrid Working) in Barrow, United Kingdom

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Secondary Propulsion Engineer (Hybrid Working)

About the Opportunity

We are looking for mechanical design engineers with experience of mechanical propulsion train design including fluid system analysis and component specification/sizing justification. As part of this team, you will be responsible for the production of 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, factory acceptance testing and join regular virtual meetings. You will be responsible for executing engineering tasks or packages of work independently and as part of a wider team, delivering system/equipment documentation or modelling for verification and validation against the specified requirements documentation.

As the Secondary Propulsion Engineer, you will provide support to the Senior Propulsion Engineer and/or external specialists during development and analysis of platform propulsion systems for the future submarine programme. As the Secondary Propulsion Engineer, you will be involved in delivering systems and /or equipment, documentation and maturity appropriate to the engineering lifecycle.

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.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • BEng (Hons) or equivalent experience

  • Working towards professional registration

  • Design Focused


  • A general understanding of the manufacturing, assembly, commissioning and testing processes used within the business.

  • Knowledge of the capabilities and the most appropriate uses of specialised analysis tools.

  • Knowledge / recognition of relevant engineering standards.

  • Sufficient experience to be able to identify all the issues involved in area of responsibility.

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)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

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