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Jacobs Civil Engineer in Bristol, United Kingdom

Civil Engineer


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

With more than fifty years of Nuclear experience, Jacobs has unrivalled nuclear capability and provides full life-cycle solutions to our nuclear clients. Services include programme and project management, design and engineering, reactor support, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance, (radioactive) waste management, decommissioning and clean-up.

We have consistently delivered value and innovation to technically challenging and complex nuclear and environmental-related projects by offering multidisciplinary capabilities, technical expertise, proven processes and a commitment to regulatory compliance, health, safety and quality workmanship.


As part of the Responsible Designer for the Hinkley Point C project, our Client provides Engineering Design support for the Balance of the Nuclear Island (BNI).

This role is a member of a large integrated team seconded into Client team focused on providing high quality design, engineering knowledge & expertise.

Assignment Scope:

The Civil Engineer ensures the production and monitoring of the civil engineering of the buildings on the Nuclear Island to which they are assigned and proposes technical solutions. They will directly receive work assignments from and report to the Group Leader.

Key Competencies:

The postholder should have the ability to meet commitments and deadlines and be able to manage their own time and workload. They should possess good team coordination skills and have a good knowledge of project management. Organisational skills, leadership, good interpersonal skills and responsiveness are also important for the role

Key Relationships:

The Civil Engineer works closely with the Group Leader, Layout Coordinator and Layout Engineers. They will develop civil design solutions, describe them in CAD-tasks and coordinate the correct implementation into the PDMS-3D Model by the CAD Designer.

They will also maintain the interface with other Civil Work Teams inside the Responsible Designer Organisation as well as the interface with the Civil Works Detail Designer and equipment suppliers.

Main Accountabilities:

Civil Engineering

  • Receive, analyse and verify the consistency of the input data.

  • Produces the deliverables for which they are responsible (assumption notes, technical specifications, calculation notes).

  • Coordinate the work of CAD Designer in conjunction with the Design Office Manager.

  • Perform design activities for fastenings in concrete.

  • Perform technical verifications of civil engineering documents for their building.

  • Create and maintain and responsible for the Design Risk Register

Progress monitoring and change management

  • Prepare and chair progress meetings within their scope of activity (internal or external).

  • Manage and monitor the modifications requested by the various engineering teams.

  • Anticipate and raise alerts on open technical points.

Support in the monitoring of the main civil engineering and equipment contracts

  • Make the necessary clarifications to the documents within scope.

  • Contribute to surveillance of civil execution drawings

  • Contribute to surveillance of the anchorages designed by the equipment suppliers

  • Provide support in dealing with the non-conformity and adaptation reports issued by the contractor and relays the modifications to the design office.


  • Accepting candidates – Engineer with 4 to 8 years’ experience

Note1: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake

Note2: Based on our Client site Monday to Friday – 40 hours per week

Note3: Travel and Subsistence is not paid for this role

Note4: BPSS level security required

Note5: Please provide travel plan to Bristol to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application



  • Civil Engineer Degree

  • Design office experience

  • Knowledge/understanding of the Eurocodes related to civil engineering and especially knowledge of the design of fastenings in concrete

  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant Health and Safety regulations

  • PDMS experience

  • 3D AutoCAD

  • MS Office

  • Concise, conscientious, organised with good writing skills

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work in a team as well as on own initiative

  • Results focused with the ability to meet commitments & deadlines

  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail

  • Fluent English – written & verbal


  • Experience in nuclear sector

  • Experience in plant layout engineering

  • Experience in previous EPR or other nuclear projects

  • French Language skills – written & verbal

Knowledge & Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge/understanding of the Eurocodes related to civil engineering and especially knowledge of the design of fastenings in concrete.

  • Knowledge of the design of reinforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete structures.

  • Knowledge of the design of steelwork structures

  • Knows how to deal with the design and layout constraints

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go ‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Bristol

Req ID: ATE0002UZ