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Jacobs Monte Carlo Methods Developer in Dorchester, 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

Are you a talented and ambitious individual looking to further your career in Reactor Physics/Radiation Transport?

Jacobs is currently recruiting for a Monte Carlo methods developer to join a cutting-edge development team for simulation of Radiation Transport/ Reactor Physics. This will involve methods and software development, to support the theoretical development of our software and nuclear data products, perform complex technical analyses and deliver technical training.

The nuclear industry is moving away from traditional reactor designs towards new small modular reactor (SMR) and advanced modular reactor (AMR) designs, with improved safety features and lower build costs. The medical world is using new radiation therapies, such as proton beam therapy, to treat complex cancers. These new concepts bring exciting new modelling challenges requiring the introduction of innovative new mathematics, physics, engineering and software engineering techniques.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative physicist, with experience of Monte Carlo simulation, to work in a variety of technical teams performing analysis work for a broad range of established and cutting-edge reactor designs and or clinical treatments.

This role will present excellent opportunities for the continual development of skills and experience in physics, particularly as applied to radiation transport, including nuclear engineering and medical applications; also, the potential to lead technical developments and collaborations, and the teams responsible for their implementation.

Key Responsibilities:

This role will be based at our Dorchester office with the opportunity to travel to client sites, conferences and workshops etc. as required. Some home / remote working is also available, and consideration will also be given in respect to part time & flexible working hours.

  • Developing underpinning mathematical and physical theories

  • Performing complex radiation transport analysis

  • Delivering technical training courses to a specialist audience

  • Working as a team to develop and refine theoretical models and computational simulations

  • Presenting results at technical meetings and conferences (where appropriate)

  • Interfacing closely with the international academic research community

  • Generating new business through interaction with international commercial customers

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Several years’ experience in the application of Monte Carlo methods to modelling radiation transport

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

  • A strong background in mathematical and physical theory and its implementation in computational modelling software

  • 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

  • Self-motivated, with a genuine passion for the field of radiation transport/ nuclear physics

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively

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

  • Experience of working on radiation transport, e.g. in the nuclear or medical industries

  • Strong theoretical knowledge and a solid understanding of nuclear physics principles

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

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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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