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Jacobs Mathematical Modelling Consultant in Didcot, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Energy, Security & Technology is invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defence, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It is our challenge as human beings, too. That is why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It is our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Flexibility is key to our future business strategy and to our “Future of Work” plans. With this in mind we are actively considering flexible work patterns for all of our roles. Feel free to apply and we can discuss both hours and working patterns to suit the needs of all.

About the opportunity:

We are recruiting Mathematical Modelling Consultants to work in our established Radioactive Waste Disposal business on a diverse range of projects. These are likely to include hydrogeological modelling with 3D finite-element modelling software, alongside other forms of simple and complex modelling used to underpin the safety of future geological disposal facilities (GDF) and existing near-surface storage facilities.

The role offers the opportunity to apply your skills to solving real-world problems for our clients. You will join a friendly, highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary team (including mathematicians, physicists, chemists, geologists and engineers). The vacancy provides an excellent opportunity for those wishing to develop their careers in our technically and commercially challenging business.

Jacobs has a leading role in scientific, conceptual engineering and safety case development work underpinning the future management of spent nuclear fuels and nuclear materials in the UK and overseas, working for key clients across the nuclear industry.

All working is currently remote; flexible working arrangements are anticipated once a safe return to the offices can be made.

Key responsibilities:

  • You will be involved in delivering a diverse range of desk-based consultancy projects undertaken for our clients. Key aspects of the role are listed below.

  • Provision of input to a range of technical areas; this is likely to include hydrogeological modelling with 3D finite-element modelling software, alongside other forms of simple and complex modelling.

  • Production of concise and well-written technical reports and presentation of results to clients.

  • Developing an understanding of the underlying requirements of our clients, and how we can meet those requirements.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • A postgraduate degree in mathematics, a physical science or engineering

  • Experience of mathematical modelling

  • Ability to manage time and priorities while working on several varied projects

  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a multi-disciplinary team

  • Technically able, with a demonstrable track record of creative problem solving and producing high quality outputs

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including tailoring outputs to the requirements of different stakeholders


  • A PhD in mathematics, a physical science or engineering

  • Experience of scientific programming

  • Experience of using 3D finite-element modelling software

  • Experience of scripting (in Python or other languages) for data manipulation/processing

  • Familiarity with Linux operating systems

  • Knowledge of hydrogeology

  • Knowledge of the nuclear disposal sector

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. 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.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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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 have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here.

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.