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Jacobs Project Controls/Engineer in Bristol, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

Project Controls/Engineer (x2)

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.

About the Opportunity

Dreadnought Supply & Support Team (DSST) – Infrastructure Requirement & Risks support to MOD. The successful candidates can be based in Bristol, Barrow in Furness or Clyde.

  • Our long-standing team supporting the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Dreadnought submarine programme provides support to the Dreadnought Supply & Support Team (DSST) Infrastructure project.

  • The team provides submarine engineering and through life support expertise focused on requirements, assumptions, risks, opportunities etc to assure the availability of UK and US infrastructure to support the Dreadnought class of submarines.

  • Our team members are embedded or work closely with the MOD’s teams based at Abbey Wood, HMNB Clyde and BAES Barrow and engages with government and Tier 1 industry suppliers.

  • Our current contract is expected to be replaced with a new 3-year contract from April 2022 with great scope requiring additional resources.

  • The 2 full time roles will involve a mix of engineering, infrastructure, requirements, risks, project controls and technical administration and will support our Project & Delivery Manager and his team of submarine Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).

  • You will work with a small team of Jacobs SMEs and our MOD clients (military staff and crown servants) in a very collaborative team.

  • The role is UK based, with some travel to MOD and BAES sites as required by the PM, and possible travel to US facilities on an ad hoc basis.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s What You’ll Need


  • Strong team player.

  • Good communications skills and willingness to engage with a broad spectrum of project stakeholders.

  • Ability to assimilate detailed technical and project control information.

  • Competent in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint

  • UK sole national with SC.


  • Understanding of MOD projects, ideally maritime but not essential.

  • Knowledge of requirements and risk management; experience in the use of MOD project tools such as DOORS, ARM etc.

  • Experience of, or keen willingness to join, a high-profile defence project.

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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