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Jacobs Severe Accident Modeller 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:

Jacobs are offering a rare opportunity to develop an individual in the field of nuclear severe accidents and modelling. This discipline focuses on core meltdowns, the mechanical degradation of core, the physics of heat transfer and fluid mechanics, the chemistry of molten core materials and the radiological consequences of such an event. The role is ideal for candidates who enjoy a technical challenge with opportunity for innovation.

The role will be heavily focused on the MELCOR severe accident modelling code, which will be applied to nuclear power plant modelling and software testing. The candidate will work as part of a team supporting the development and assessment of submarine nuclear propulsion systems and may be asked to carry out independent assessment of analyses carried out by other parties

The key objectives of the role are:

  • Develop MELCOR input files for novel and advanced situations.

  • Run simulations under rigorous QA arrangements.

  • Maintain and develop Jacobs’ software verification systems.

  • Able to analyse the results of calculational simulations.

  • educe and report the capabilities of the code when applied to novel situations.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve calculational issues.

  • Demonstrate a personal rigor in software testing and calculational scrutiny.

  • Provide a critical and proportionate assessment of analysis carried out by others.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Minimum Skills & Qualifications:

  • A bachelor degree (or higher) in physics, engineering or a similar relevant subject. A first class bachelor degree would be preferred but lower classifications would be considered if one or more post-graduate qualifications are held with high attainment.

  • Applicants must be UK nationals and will need to obtain security clearance to SC level before commencing in the role.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written English.

  • Good initiative, positive attitude, and an ability to learn quickly.

  • Good interpersonal skills, to work as part of a team.

  • An understanding of the physics principles of how light water reactors (LWRs) work and a basic knowledge of key power plant components.

  • Desired skills and experiences for skill development

  • We are open to take on candidates who are inexperienced in the field of severe accidents. We will offer the opportunity for the candidate to receive specialist training to develop their role. However, a candidate who already has any relevant knowledge, skills and experiences will be at an advantage.

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)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

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Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.