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Jacobs Nuclear Technical Engineer in Bristol, United Kingdom

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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, 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.

Jacobs Independent Nuclear Assurance (INA) team has been supporting the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) naval nuclear propulsion programme for over 60 years. A number of exciting opportunities have arisen to join this diverse team of highly experienced staff who provide a key role in supporting the safe operation of the UK’s submarine fleet.

As a Nuclear Technical Engineer you will work within our dynamic, customer facing INA team, delivering Independent Assurance services to MoD. This includes the provision of independent nuclear safety and technical advice in support of both in-service operational Naval Reactor Plant (NRP) and future designs, working with a wide range of technical disciplines to provide balanced and proportionate advice.

We are seeking personnel at all levels of experience who are passionate about nuclear safety and a desire to work in support of some of the most complex, challenging and important projects within the UK. This work requires knowledge of the design and operation of NRP, safety case development and methodologies, and the ability to communicate with MoD personnel and their stakeholders.

For those in their early career, appointment of Assistant Nuclear Technical Engineers will be considered and comprehensive training will be provided. For those with more experience we can offer new challenges and further development opportunities. Not only is this a great opportunity for ex-RN Operators who wish to continue to contribute to the naval nuclear propulsion programme, we are interested to hear from Engineers from civil nuclear or other high hazard industries.

Our main office is in Birchwood, Warrington, however we work flexibly and will consider alternative locations to base staff. While we are primarily looking for full time staff we will also consider other flexible working patterns for the right candidates.

Key Responsibilities

• Provision of Independent Nuclear Safety Assessment (INSA) and Independent Technical Assessment (ITA) of nuclear safety cases and their supporting technical documents issued in support of NRP throughout its lifecycle

• Co-ordinating advice across a range of technical disciplines to ensure that MoD are provided with impartial, authoritative, balanced and proportionate assessments and advice

• Being the point of contact for the customer, attending relevant safety and technical meetings on behalf of INA

• Conducting all work in accordance with the INA Quality Assurance Programme

• Complying with information security requirements

• Delivering to meet agreed programmes and budgets

Here’s What You’ll Need:

• Degree or equivalent professional training in science or engineering

• Knowledge/operational experience of nuclear reactor plants or safety cases in other high hazard industry

• the Naval Reactor Plant or other high hazard industry

• Excellent consultancy/communication skills and the ability to work directly and effectively with the customer

• Ability to work effectively across a range of tasks and liaise with personnel from multiple technical disciplines

• Enthusiasm and aptitude for clear and concise technical writing is important

• UK Citizen as security clearance to at least SC will be required

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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