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Jacobs Surveillance Team Leader in Bridgwater, 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

A key part of this is the delivery of installation work to the required level of quality and Right First Time, assuring nuclear safety, saving time and avoiding costly rework. HPCs Construction Surveillance Team is crucial to the successful delivery of Hinkley Point C (HPC), interfacing directly with HPCs contract partners and internal stakeholders to provide assurance of the work performed on the construction site.

The Nuclear Island (NI) Surveillance Team Leader will manage mechanical surveillance activities within the Nuclear Island of HPC, that is to say the reactor itself as well as supporting and safeguard systems. They will be embedded in the wider construction surveillance team and will work with other surveillance team leaders to formulate and define procedures and strategies. In additional, the NI Surveillance Team Leader will manage and coordinate a team responsible for surveillance associated with demonstrating pressure compliance.

The NI Surveillance Team Leader may be required to take on the role of NEC Supervisor for one or more contracts. To discharge the role requires a range of technical skills and competences, management and communication skills, construction awareness and knowledge of various EDF Standard Project Procedures and Safety Procedures.

The successful candidate will have a broad background in quality surveillance and fabrication in a highly regulated industry, particularly focused on welding fabrication, associated activities such as Non- Destructive Testing and heat treatment, and compliance with pressure regulations.

Principal Accountabilities

The NEC Supervisor has responsibility for all the duties of the role as described under the NEC contract. This responsibility extends to all construction and related activities, reporting to the Site Quality Control Lead and includes collaboration with the site wide quality surveillance teams, commercial management, programming and planning, monitoring, client liaison and staff management.

As the Surveillance Team Leader for the Nuclear Island the position will report to the Site Quality Control Lead. They will have a number of direct reports and will input into site wide management issues and a high level of interaction and coordination with other operational members of the site wide team will be required.

The NI Surveillance Team Leader will:

  • Act in the interest of HPC as a nuclear site licensee and principal contractor: Working with contractors and other members of the delivery and technical organisations to deliver work right first time, on time, every time.

  • Recruit and maintain a suitable qualified team of Superintendents and field inspectors, ensuring that team develops the relevant skills, qualification and training for project success.

  • Coordinate the work of Superintendents and field inspectors to minimise overlap and maximise efficiency, targeting project resources where they have the most added value.

  • Ensure a clear view of forward activities, managing medium and long-term resourcing plans in conjunction with the Site Quality Control Lead and other Inspection Team Leaders.

  • Proactively communicate with other site teams (H&S, Joint Design Office, project controls) and Delivery Managers to maintain good communication links, and ensure activity is well reported in a timely manner.

  • Contribute information on their specific area to weekly and monthly reports, as well as issuing and maintaining Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Escalate relevant information which could affect quality, safety, schedule or cost performance.

  • Support team instructions to take temporary measures to mitigate and keep works safe and within Quality standards. Follow up by taking appropriate and proportionate action (e.g. issue communications, call meetings) to avoid the halt of works.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience

The NI Surveillance Team Leader reports to the Site Quality Control Lead. The role is required to have broad knowledge of mechanical construction techniques with high technical expertise in welding and pressure compliance.

The NEC Supervisor will have the following:

  • Extensive experience in the delivery of large, complex projects with challenging requirements. Nuclear experience is particularly relevant although applicants with experience in other highly regulated environments may be considered.

  • Experience in the delivery of pressure equipment and pressure systems to relevant UK and EU legislation. In-depth knowledge of Pressure Systems Safety Regulations.

  • Experience of successfully completing high value works (£100M+) on similar sized complex projects (£1B+)

  • Qualifications in mechanical engineering, metallurgy and/or a similar discipline with extensive experience of application to complex build programmes.

  • Experience of operating in a high security environment.

  • Extensive experience and knowledge around the installation of piping systems and thick- section carbon and stainless steel.

  • Detailed knowledge of welding, non-destructive testing, coatings, metallurgy and materials compatibility. The ability to interact with subject matter experts and develop team members in these competence areas.

  • Knowledge of the structure and purpose of a safety case of a nuclear power plant.

  • Experience working with construction codes such as ASME sections III, VIII, IX and/or RCC- M, RCC-CW, ETC-C. Comprehensive knowledge of EN standards for construction and welding of pressure vessels, tanks and pipes.

  • Experience of fulfilling the NEC Supervisor role as required under the NEC contracts

A working knowledge of weld inspection, weld engineering and non-destructive testing methods would be 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.

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.

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