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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

Due to the growth within our Decommissioning and Regeneration Solutions business area we have an exciting opportunity for Senior Mechanical Engineer to join the team in Birchwood Warrington.

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 developing mechanical discipline engineers and designers.

You will be joining a large existing team that clearly understands the different requirements for optioneering, solution inspired, design decommissioning, operating plant asset care, infrastructure and new builds.

By joining our team, you will be working with people from a wide range of technical disciplines to provide support to our mechanical engineering activities and deliver solutions to clients.

Typical activities can include defining rig layouts and system component drawings, performing stress analysis and sizing calculations, ensure consideration is given to appropriate material selection, production of technical specifications.

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.

  • 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.

  • Ability to work remotely whilst successfully achieving deliverable based outcomes through a virtual team.

  • Ensure status and performance of work is reported accurately and in a timely manner

If you are looking for a new challenge and are passionate about developing yourself then we want to meet you.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Experience / Skills:

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

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

  • Experience of ensuring designs meet operability, maintainability & safety issues.

  • Knowledge of machining / fabrication / manufacturing processes.

  • Experience in Concept Design, Scheme Design, Detailed Design & Design for Manufacture phases.

  • Detail design knowledge of mechanical mechanisms or bespoke equipment for Nuclear use.

  • 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 – with relevant experience in the Nuclear Industry.

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

  • Proactive and driven approach to work, taking ownership of the tasks required to be completed under their remit.

  • Proficient in use of office applications (Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Outlook).

  • Proficient in engineering calculations and verification.

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

  • Adaptable and strong interpersonal skills, for communication with internal team members and clients.

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. http://Find out more about 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 – http://Find out more about life at Jacobs.

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