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Jacobs Nuclear Engineer in Bristol, 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:

In order to support the growth of the Nuclear Assurance, Technology and Regulation business, Jacobs is seeking a skilled and experienced Nuclear Engineer to be based in our Bristol MoD Project Office.

As a Nuclear Engineer you will be working within an established yet growing team operating within Jacobs Consultancy & Defence Integrator Solutions Business, supporting the Ministry of Defence in the Nuclear Submarine Programme.

Role Responsibilities:

  • To provide authoritative advice to MoD in support of their internal governance processes

  • To act as a Subject Matter Expert in relevant technical areas, providing technical advice to MoD

  • Representing Jacobs at external project and technical meetings with MoD and their contractors

  • Representing the Bristol - Jacobs team at internal project, technical and safety meetings

  • Identifying commercial opportunities for Jacobs and ensuring that appropriate follow-up actions are taken

  • Maintaining and upholding Jacobs culture, codes of conduct and safety standards

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Experience within the, naval nuclear propulsion programme and detailed knowledge of naval reactor plant or the UK Submarine Enterprise

  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant science or engineering discipline

  • Ability to work across a range of tasks and liaise with stakeholders at all levels

  • Hold or be working towards Chartered status

  • Flexibility with the ability to travel as the demands of the role dictates

  • Working knowledge of Safety Case construct and production

  • Working knowledge of UK Regulatory systems and the organisations involved

  • Hold or be working towards an appropriate Project Management Qualification

This role is ideal for a confident and ambitious Engineer, several years into their career or a seasoned veteran. Flexibility is absolutely key to the role and you will have the opportunity to apply your skills in a variety of submarine related applications.

You will enjoy a considerable degree of autonomy and be expected to do the right thing both technically and behaviourally in terms of acting as an ambassador for the company on client premises. The role presents opportunities to develop “profile” and should be seen as providing a strong foundation for a rewarding career in the defence field or the opportunity to deepen your knowledge and skill base further.

This role will require security clearance, therefore applicants should be of UK Nationality, hold or be able to obtain security clearance in the UK

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) .

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)



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