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Jacobs HVAC Engineer in Birchwood, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

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It is our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Flexibility is key to our future business strategy and to our “Future of Work” plans. With this in mind we are actively considering flexible work patterns for all of our roles. Feel free to apply and we can discuss both hours and working patterns to suit the needs of all.

About the opportunity:

We are currently recruiting HVAC Engineers at all levels with experience in the nuclear industry to join our Decommissioning Projects business. This role will be based in Birchwood, Warrington, Harwell, Oxfordshire or Scrabster, Caithness, but other locations are willingly considered.

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 understand the importance of radiological ventilation and will be responsible for the design and implementation of HVAC and Building Service systems including design studies, optioneering, scheme and detail design. Including the preparation of design basis documents, ventilation flow sheets, calculations, equipment/ductwork sizing, containment systems, cascaded building ventilation, specification writing and engineering substantiation. You will also be responsible for taking these designs forward to manufacture installation and commissioning to provide defined outcomes for our customers.

You will support the Engineering Manager with delivery of the project works and is responsible for implementing Engineering Procedures and maintaining standards of technical quality.

Your responsibilities will be supporting various and diverse nuclear clients providing Front End Engineering Design through to full life cycle project requirements including:

  • Waste retrieval and treatment

  • POCO

  • Fuel and packaging

  • Technical assessment

  • Key discipline contributor in Feasibility and Optioneering Studies.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Ideally you will hold a Degree, be a member of CIBSE and/or a Chartered Engineer or alternatively have extensive demonstrable experience in the field

  • Appropriate demonstrable experience in delivering nuclear HVAC design

  • Knowledge & Experience in the design and substantiation of nuclear ventilation systems

  • Knowledge of nuclear standards and site procedures

  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role/environment, with recent relevant exposure to work in the nuclear industry

  • Knowledge and experience of planning and estimating HVAC tasks along with providing progress and budgetary control to projects and teams

  • Experience in the production of ventilation system design deliverables, i.e. Ventilation Flow Diagrams (VFDs), Basis of Design (BoD), Plant Sizing Calculations (Heating/Cooling/Fan Sizing), Control Philosophy

  • Experience in the delivery of Equipment Specifications, Design Reports, Manufacturing specifications and commissioning procedures

We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for the role.

Why Jacobs?

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Our Culture:

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We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.