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Jacobs Senior Nuclear Safety Case Engineer in Didcot, United Kingdom

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About the Opportunity

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 is currently recruiting for a Senior Nuclear Safety Case Engineer to join the safety case team within our Radioactive Waste Management and Disposal (WM&D) business. The successful applicants will be part of a multi-disciplinary business (including chemists, physicists, geologists, engineers, safety case specialists, mathematicians and project managers) that delivers a range of projects on behalf of both UK-based and international customers.

The primary focus of the WM&D Safety Case Team is the provision of safety analysis and safety case support to waste management and decommissioning projects, supporting licensees, future licensees, waste management organisations and the regulator. Alongside this, there are opportunities to support clients across the full Nuclear Lifecycle, including:

• Prospective licensees, reactor designers and vendors

• Nuclear site operators

• Industry bodies and regulators

• Research institutions

Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised by our clients and our technical excellence and strong client relationships put us at the forefront of our industry, along with our proven expertise in managing large, complex projects in the UK and overseas. What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, colleagues, and clients, collaborating to achieve outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.

The role may require travel to other sites to meet client expectations and facilitate efficient and effective delivery.

In this role you will have the opportunity to work alongside a diverse group of team members to meet our evolving customer needs. You will also be supported to develop your skills and experience as well as offered opportunities to build a successful career and lead technical teams, taking responsibility for project delivery.

Key Responsibilities include:

For anyone joining Jacobs as a Senior Nuclear Safety Case Engineer, the key responsibilities will be:

Developing and maintaining Safety documentation in line with international best practice and regulatory expectations.

This may include but is not limited to:

  • Safety documentation preparation throughout the nuclear lifecycle.

  • Safety studies and assessments e.g. FMEA, HAZID, ALARP.

  • Internal and External Hazard assessments.

  • Deterministic and Probabilistic Safety Assessments.

  • Development of safety functional requirements.

  • Independent review of safety documentation.

  • Liaising with customers to develop relationships, understand their challenges and developing and presenting solutions.

  • Representing the business in technical meetings with clients, regulators and other third parties.

  • Supporting the development of contract proposals and tenders to address customers’ needs and demonstrate value.

  • Maintaining the technical capability/knowledge of the community and mentoring junior team members

  • Delivering work to agreed budgets and timescales to ensure customer satisfaction

  • Continuing to develop technical knowledge and competence in field of expertise

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.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate scientific or engineering discipline.

  • Technical knowledge of their discipline with an ability to make good engineering judgement whilst acknowledging limitations of knowledge.

  • Understand Safety Assessment Principles and their role and application to modern standards safety case preparation.

  • Knowledge and experience in the development of Safety Case documentation in the Nuclear Industry or another highly regulated industry.

  • Experience or knowledge of safety assessment techniques, including hazard identification, development of fault schedules, fault / event tree analysis, radiological consequence assessment, qualitative / quantitative risk assessment, production of ALARP arguments, Regulatory expectations;

  • Ability to write clearly and present complex arguments in a well-structured manner.

  • Demonstrable communication skills with stakeholders both internally and externally including the ability to lead discussions with customers to understand their challenges, develop and present solutions.

  • Ability to work to deadlines and communicate project progress

  • Adaptable and able to work on a variety of projects, prioritising as appropriate

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)

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