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Jacobs Senior Mechanical 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

As a result of an increasing portfolio of projects and desire to strengthen the mechanical engineering discipline within our Decommissioning and Regeneration Solutions business, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join the team in Birchwood, Warrington.

You will be involved in EPC contracts for Effluent Treatment Plants, Waste Retrieval / Sorting and Segregation / Packaging and mechanical package integration across subcontractor scopes.

Being part of the Decommissioning and Regeneration Solutions business offers a unique opportunity to cultivate change and creativity in engineering, safety, and delivery solutions across some of the most complex industrial sites in the UK, if not the world.

We are looking for an innovative and enthusiastic Senior Mechanical Engineer who would like to get involved in design from concept to completion, with an aptitude for problem solving and in developing less experienced mechanical discipline engineers and designers.

The role will likely involve the management and leadership of a small group of engineers to deliver required technical outputs to meet business need.


  • Work from customer/client requirements and specifications to develop and produce designs incorporating mechanical components to meet required technical outcomes.

  • Development of technical specifications to meet program and customer needs.

  • Apply engineering best practice to successfully deliver required technical outputs, including associated BIM and digital delivery elements.

  • Undertake, scrutinize, and approve engineering calculations and analyses to underpin design functionality and maintain safe operation of mechanical equipment.

  • Oversight of the production of engineering drawings to BS8888. Act as principal drawing and design checker/approver as required in line with internal design drawing process.

  • Provide engineering input and support to generation of bids and proposals including generation of resource and materials estimates needed to meet outputs.

  • Support development of team members and progression of engineering competency within the section, including development of career plans, annual objective setting and identification of training needs

  • Apply expertise to generate innovative and / or technically differentiated solutions to problems, to deliver added value for clients

  • Assist the development of the engineering elements of the project/task baseline scope, schedule and budget for multi-discipline delivery

We are seeking individuals with demonstrable experience in one or more of the following specialisms:

  • Process plant and pipework

  • Lifting (nuclear and non-nuclear)

  • Gloveboxes

  • Transport Containers

  • Welding / manufacturing (from design)

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Educated to degree level in mechanical engineering (or other relevant degree).

  • Professionally accredited to IEng/CEng or working towards this level of professional registration.

  • Knowledge of machining / fabrication / manufacturing processes.

  • Experience in delivering ‘Design for Manufacture’.

  • Knowledge of delivering against legislative, regulatory and company policy standards and procedures e.g. safety, quality, risk, security.

  • Proficient in detailed drawing production & checking to relevant drawing standards BS8888, BS5070 and BS EN 61082 –

  • Proficient in engineering calculations and verification.

  • Experience of using relevant software packages (Inventor/SolidWorks/AutoCAD/Vault packages).

  • Experience in delivering mechanical engineering and design solutions as part of a wider BIM solution.

  • Ability & desire to provide support and mentorship to junior engineers.

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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