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Jacobs Characterisation Consultant in Birchwood, 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 and 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.

About the Opportunity

Jacobs are recruiting a Characterisation Consultant to support projects to characterise and decommission nuclear facilities and for small users across the UK. The role will be based at one of our Jacobs offices: Birchwood, Warrington or Harwell, Didcot; and support projects on sites across the UK.

The role will require the successful candidate to:

  • Support the development of building history files;

  • Develop Sampling and Analysis Plans;

  • Create Data Quality Objectives (DQO) and Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports;

  • Reviewing of analytical data, developing conclusions, and making recommendations;

  • Provision of advice to clients with respect to sampling methods and requirements, in order to meet project or regulatory assessment criteria;

  • Representing the DQO project team at client and regulatory meetings where necessary;

  • Analysis and development of radiological fingerprints;

  • Contributing to business development by supporting proposals/bids, delivering internal activities and seeking and implementing improvement initiatives and building on job opportunities;

  • Undertaking activities in support of continuous professional development;

  • Close working relationships with other sites and Client sites is required which necessitates regular travel to those sites (dependent upon project);

  • Liaise with sub-contractors;

  • Opportunity for development to be trained to perform health physics surveys (radiation and contamination);

  • Assist with maintaining / recording HP equipment and RPE/PPE;

  • Assist in the production of documentation such as methods statements, job reports and risk assessments.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Experience in the Nuclear Industry

  • Driving Licence

  • Have a degree or equivalent (or working towards) in a relevant subject

  • Excellent technical report writing skills

  • Good knowledge of guidance and legislation relating to radioactive material

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.

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.

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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