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Jacobs Environment/Waste Management Consultant in Didcot, 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

We are recruiting for an Environment/Waste Management Consultant to join our Radioactive Waste Management Consultancy business. The successful candidates will focus on the development and assessment of radioactive waste management strategies and provide support to other projects in the areas of site end-state definition, land quality and environmental management. The post offers the opportunity to apply your skills to solving real world problems for our customers. You will have excellent opportunities to drive your own progression in areas of technical, management and business development capabilities whilst broadening the wider interests of our company.

Key Responsibilities:

You will work on a range of consultancy projects for customers including radioactive waste producers, radioactive waste management organisations and regulators, both in the UK and overseas. Work includes a wide variety of activities across the areas of site environmental management; end state planning and integrated radioactive waste management:

  • Assessment of different options for waste or environment-related issues using recognised approaches such as BAT and BPM.

  • Support to site-end state development projects including data gathering/analysis; options assessments; technical justification;

  • Support to environmental underpinning activities to satisfy regulatory compliance (e.g. environmental permitting, GRR, environmental management systems)

  • Contributing to Environmental Impact Assessments and/or consideration of conventional impacts from waste management activites

  • Development of radioactive waste management strategies including detailed studies of specific wastes to consider the most appropriate method for treatment and/or disposal and support to develop and/or to assess disposability cases

  • Production of high quality technical reports on the outcome of your work

  • Interactions with and presentation of results to customers

  • Supporting other team members with business development activities

  • Delivering work to agreed timescales and cost.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Degree in a physical science or engineering discipline OR equivalent training/experience.

  • Numerate with excellent technical writing/reviewing skills.

  • Flexible, innovative and keen to develop skills.

  • Adaptable, able to work on a number of varied projects at the same time, prioritising as appropriate.

  • Able to work in multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Enthusiasm to apply skills to the solution of real-world problems.

  • Will need to be able to obtain appropriate security clearance.

  • Experience or understanding of the nuclear industry would be beneficial.

  • Actively pursuing (or already hold) relevant Chartership

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), contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

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