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Jacobs Senior HVAC Engineer 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

We are currently recruiting for a Senior HVAC Engineer 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.

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 also 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.

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.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Experience / Skills:

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

  • Appropriate demonstrable experience in delivering nuclear HVAC design

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

  • 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

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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