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Jacobs Contracts Engineering Lead in Bristol, United Kingdom

Contracts Engineering Lead


Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, and construction – and program - management. Our 77,000 employees in 400 locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country’s most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.

That’s because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company.

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Business Unit Description:

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.

Role Outline/Responsibilities:

Client Overview:

Our Client is beginning to provide support for the Nuclear New Build (NNB) Sizewell C project (SZC). SZC is being approached as a strict duplication of the Hinkley Point C (HPC) project.

Sizewell C (SZC) is a vital part of the UK’s future energy strategy. As the second of the UK’s next generation of Nuclear power stations, SZC is both of high profile and high complexity

Role Overview:

This role is to produce the SZC contractual documentation for the contracts under our Client responsibility. This includes all contract documentation.

There may be scope for increased SZC works in the future, in which case this role may evolve to manage a team of SZC Contract Engineers.

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

Assignment Scope:

Key Competencies:


  • The ability to innovate, think laterally and implement processes

  • Ability to influence stakeholders and resources

  • Ability to engage multiple stakeholders with different objectives


  • Being honourable, trustworthy, fair and honest – respecting confidentiality


  • Get results and make things happen

  • Ability to influence stakeholders with both within and external to client business


  • Engaging and influencing a team of professionals

  • Recognising, drawing out and utilising the skills of others

  • Share knowledge, experience, reward and leadership

  • Create a working environment of safety, autonomy and trust

Main Activities:

For the Emergency Diesels, Ultimate Diesels, and the Filter Handling Machine contracts on the SZC project.

The main activities the production of the:

  • BSTC (contract specification)

  • LDRC (list of documents required from the contractor)

  • Surveillance Plan

  • Tender Assessment Report

These will be a copy and paste of the HPC equivalent documentations.

However, they will require amending (through the production of a “cover note”) to accompany the HPC equivalent documentation.

To produce the cover note the SZC Contract Engineering Lead will review all contractual communications that occurred on the HPC equivalent contract and summarise them (if relevant) into the contract cover note.

In addition, the interfaces between that contractor design and Client design will be frozen based on the HPC agreed interfaces. The Contract Engineering Lead will include the frozen HPC interfaces within the cover note.

Business Travel:

Occasional business trips – Bristol offices / London / Paris, France

Key Relationships:

  • Project Manager

  • Central Sizewell C team.


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: Service Incentive - on completion of 12-month continuous service in post – there is a salary uplift of 5% paid

Note6: Please provide travel plan to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application



  • Degree qualified engineer, civil discipline preferred.

  • Experience of managing contracts on the HPC or FA3 (Flamanville) projects.

  • Project engineering experience.

  • Experience reviewing contractor deliverables.

  • Contract management experience.

  • Contract tendering experience.

  • Able to screen large data sets, understand the key messages, and summarise them.

  • Able to produce clear unambiguous reports.

  • Flexible – able to develop a strategy / template / way of working to produce the required deliverables.

  • 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 attention to detail

  • Ability to identify continuous improvements

  • Fluent in English – written & verbal


  • Experience in previous EPR or other nuclear projects

  • Experience of working in a fast pace engineering project environment

  • French language skills – written & verbal

Software & Tools:

  • CEMAR (would be advantageous)

  • MS Office & Outlook

Security Clearance:

  • BPSS level clearance required

Accepting Candidates: Engineer / Chartered Engineer

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: ATE000576