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Jacobs Senior Physicist/Consultant in Birchwood, United Kingdom

Critical Mission Solutions

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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.

Our Critical Mission Solutions business – we are invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defence, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It is our challenge as human beings, too. That is why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

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.

About the opportunity:

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It's 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.

Design your 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.

The Assurance, Technology and Regulation (AT&R) performance unit, is a critical part of the Technology and Consulting business within CMS-I. AT&R has been providing critical services to the Nuclear Industry for over 60 years.

Do you want to play a vital role in existing and new defence and civil nuclear programmes in the UK, and want to provide key Physics support to both defence and civil nuclear sectors?

We are looking for a full time Senior Physicist/Consultant to join our Reactor and Radiation Physics Team at Jacobs Birchwood office in Cheshire, to carry out independent nuclear safety and technical assessment of nuclear submarine propulsion plant, and support criticality and shielding safety case development in support of the civil nuclear sector and other safety critical infrastructure.

Outline

The NS&E department provides the technical capability, within defined subject matter areas, in support of our Independent Assurance (IA) function, which is a crucial activity, demonstrating to regulators and other key stakeholders that technical proposals and activities have been subject to independent scrutiny and challenge.

Our expertise of over 30 experienced scientists and engineers covers all aspects of nuclear safety, including design studies and modelling. Our range of experience ranges from advice at concept stage through the whole lifecycle of Reactor Plant.

Senior Physicist

Relevant background experience should include some or all of the following: criticality and radiation shielding assessment, Reactor Plant Physics analysis and performance, and independent nuclear safety assurance including safety assessment of relevant safety cases, and technical assessment of reactor designs, criticality safety analysis, radiation shielding, and mathematical methods and modelling.

Key Responsibilities include:

• Assessment of safety cases.

• Assessment of design technical cases.

• Providing formal independent nuclear safety and technical assessment of documents relating to the Physics aspects of nuclear propulsion and delivering the assessment output in formal letters, which may be presented to relevant safety and technical committees.

• Performing assurance activities (Physics trails and testing).

• Contributing to Research projects in reactor physics and associated technologies.

• Representing Jacobs at safety and technical meetings with clients, the plant authorisee, designers and safety case authors.

• Applying your personal skills and experience to other projects being carried out by Jacobs, including shielding and criticality assessments for clients in the civil nuclear industry.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Essential

  • Degree Qualified

  • Experience of criticality safety, reactor physics or shielding analysis.

Desirable

  • Experience of submarine reactor design and safety case

  • Experience of civil reactor design and safety case

  • Experience of shielding and radiological safety case development and assessment

  • Experience of use of physics analysis codes

  • Understanding of the UK Regulatory and Assurance Environment

  • Proven ability to build strong working relationships across the company

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

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At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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