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Jacobs Mathematician in Dorchester, United Kingdom

Critical Mission Solutions

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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.

Our Critical Mission Solutions business – we are 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.

About the opportunity:

Jacobs is currently recruiting for a Mathematician, Probabilist or Statistician to work with our ANSWERS Software Service.

We are looking for someone with demonstrable experience in the design & implementation of complex mathematical and statistical algorithms primarily for the Monte Carlo simulation of radiation transport and the quantification of uncertainty in the results of complex nuclear modelling calculations. Experience of a direct interface with existing clients & the international R&D community, as well as the generation of new business would be an advantage. Excellent software skills in a variety of languages including Python, Java and Fortran would also be useful for algorithm implementation.

In this role you will develop methods for wide range nuclear reactor types including new build opportunities. We can offer the opportunity to work in a variety of technical teams performing analysis work for a broad range of established and cutting-edge reactor designs. Typical tasks may include optimising our codes for use on HPCs, or working on the coupling of our codes to others to investigate the effects on convergence.

This role will present excellent opportunities for the continual development of skills and experience in mathematics, probability and statistics, particularly where these are applied to nuclear engineering; also, the potential to lead technical developments and collaborations, working with the team responsible for their implementation. We also work collaboratively with leading UK universities, and can offer the opportunity to publish work and attend international conferences.

This role will be based at our Dorchester office with the opportunity to travel to client sites, as required. Some home / remote working is also available and considered appropriate as we continue to face the challenges of COVID 19. Consideration can also be given in respect to part time & flexible working hours.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Essential:

• An undergraduate degree in mathematics, physics or engineering or any other subject with a strong mathematical component

• Experience of Monte Carlo and/or deterministic methods for solving the Boltzmann transport equation

• A strong background in probability, statistical or mathematical theory and implementation

• Programming skills in languages such as Fortran, Python or Java

• Ability to think innovatively and to solve complex problems

• Ability to quickly and efficiently absorb new technical skills

Desirable:

• A higher degree in a related subject, or equivalent work experience

• Experience of working in the nuclear industry

• Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing with internal and external experts and customers

• Self-motivated, with an ability and desire to work collaboratively with other organisations to create new opportunities

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