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Jacobs Steel Work Engineer in Bristol, United Kingdom

Steel Work 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.

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:

An experienced Steel Work Engineer is required to support the steelworks (SW) pilot in the delivery of the SW programme. As part of a team, the Steel Work Engineer will be responsible for preparing and delivering the documentation required to design and substantiate the secondary steel platforms within the Balance of Nuclear Island buildings on the Hinkley Point C project.

There will be occasional trips to Malakoff (Paris).

Behavioural Competencies:

  • excellent interpersonal skills

  • ability to communicate clearly and accurately, both written and verbally

  • proactive and confident in communicating with others, and ability to influence decisions

  • ability to effectively manage own workload, produce high quality documents and respect deadlines

Main Accountabilities:

As part of the steelwork (SW) team, the Engineer will assist in:

1.Producing steelwork platform designs compliant with the ETC-C, other relevant codes,

2.Liaising with the building layout and piping teams to coordinate the design,

3.Maintaining Client’s QA procedures in delivering the SW design,

4.Working with the CAD designers in the preparation of the design drawings/models,

5.Managing engineering changes in line with company procedures,

6.Liaising with colleagues in Client office in Paris (Malakoff).

Key Relationships:

  • Building layout teams (Bristol)

  • Piping layout team (Bristol)

  • Steelwork team (Paris)

  • Client (HPC Bristol)


  • Accepting candidates – Engineer with 4 to 8 years’ experience / Chartered with 8-15 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



  • Degree qualified in an appropriate technical discipline

  • Experience of structural steel design

  • Experience in the design of seismically qualified steel platforms and structures from concept to detailed design delivery

  • Experience of using 3D modelling and structural analysis tools

  • Navisworks, RSTAB or similar ie. STAAD Pro

  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant Health and Safety regulations

  • Proficient user MS Office & Outlook

  • 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


  • Knowledge and understanding of PWRs

  • PDMS experience would be useful

  • Membership of a Professional Institute leading to Chartered Status in a relevant topic area

  • Experience in previous EPR or other nuclear projects

  • French Language skills – written & verbal

Key Competencies:

The postholder should possess the ability to work autonomously under broad instructions. They must be a strong team player with good interpersonal skills. They should be able to meet commitments and deadlines with the ability to take a strategic view. The postholder should have good stakeholder management skills and be able to write clearly expressed, well presented reports.

Our Culture

At Jacobs we have celebrated over 10 years of our culture of caring - ‘BeyondZero’. 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 promote STEM and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) initiatives. When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity. To find out more about our networks, check out our website:


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

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: ATE0000IE

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