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Jacobs Decommissioning Consultant in Birchwood, United Kingdom

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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

We are currently recruiting for a Decommissioning Consultant with to join our Decommissioning Projects business. Due to the rapid growth of our business in the civil nuclear site decommissioning arena, we require more support to deliver and expand on our existing decommissioning expertise.

The Decommissioning business provides an exciting mixture of consultancy, engineering and project management support, along with delivery of challenging decommissioning related EPC projects, to major clients in the UK across both the civil nuclear and defence industries, including Dounreay, Sellafield Limited, Urenco and Magnox. Overseas, we are delivering similarly interesting and exciting projects across the globe including projects for clients in Central & Eastern Europe and Japan.

We are very proud to have supported these clients for many years, and our partnering arrangements will enable us to sustain and enhance this support in the long-term. We also deliver a number of projects for other private companies and academia needing decommissioning solutions.

You will be a senior engineer / consultant with a proven capability to lead and coordinate teams, or provide technical consultancy, to support complex decommissioning challenges. Primary expertise will be in the decommissioning of legacy nuclear facilities (ideally including reactor segmentation and support systems), with skills across wide ranging strategy, planning and implementation activities. Understanding of lifetime planning, engineering, radiological, regulatory and project requirements will be key.

You will have experience in project preparation and delivery, having a good working knowledge of technologies and techniques to deliver legacy facility decommissioning, demolition and land remediation. Experience in cost estimating, schedule preparation and risk analysis will be key to the delivery of decommissioning solutions and will be essential for the successful candidate

The project responsibilities will be varied and challenging throughout the project lifecycle, including definition of technical aspects in bidding strategies, through design to implementation of projects at site.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Nuclear Decommissioning specific experience - particularly civil nuclear reactor sites.

  • Good knowledge of best practice and LFE for civil nuclear reactor decommissioning, with the curiosity to continue evolving your knowledge.

  • Innovative thinker, knowledge of a range of approaches from across different industries

  • The ability to develop creative solutions to drive efficiencies in the decommissioning process.

  • Member of a professional institute and chartership preferred

  • Self-starter with a professional leadership approach and a technical background

  • Proven experience of team working and stand alone consultant roles

  • Good communication skills and ability to articulate information (Japanese language skills would be advantageous)

  • Ability to interface and liaise with key client and internal stakeholders

  • Experience of a range of project requirements from FEED studies to EPC

Our Culture

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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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