Jacobs Project Manager - Mechanical / Electrical / Control & Instrumentation in Dunbar, United Kingdom

Project Manager - Mechanical / Electrical / Control & Instrumentation


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With more than fifty years of Nuclear experience, Jacobs has unrivalled nuclear capability and provides full life-cycle solutions to our nuclear clients. Services include programme and project management, design and engineering, reactor support, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance, (radioactive) waste management, decommissioning and clean-up.

We have consistently delivered value and innovation to technically challenging and complex nuclear and environmental-related projects by offering multidisciplinary capabilities, technical expertise, proven processes and a commitment to regulatory compliance, health, safety and quality workmanship.

Client Overview

The current Jacobs Framework supports the client in the following Discipline Areas:

  • Project Management

  • Project Engineering

  • Quality Management & Engineering

  • HSE Management & Engineering

The client owns and operates 8 nuclear, 2 coal and 1 gas-fired power stations, plus gas storage facilities, renewable assets and two administration offices. The coming together of the coal, gas and renewable assets with nuclear stations makes it the largest electricity supplier by volume and the biggest generator of low carbon electricity in Britain, providing 25% of the UK’s total electricity.

Role Overview

The Project Manager position is required to support works undertaken across a range of projects being delivered by our client’s Investment Delivery portfolio at Torness Power Station, this is a diverse projects portfolio covering mechanical, civil, electrical and C&I works.

The Torness Investment Delivery portfolio is varied in terms of discipline bias, technical complexity and project value. The Investment Delivery projects are primarily concerned with mitigation of station business risk and support Torness plant life extension through to 2030.

The projects encompass the full spectrum of the Investment Delivery Process from Concept, through Design, to Implementation and Commissioning.

Essential traits:

  • The candidate should have good leadership qualities, be highly motivated, well organised and capable of working within a closely-knit team

  • They need to be able to respond well to the demands of working in the nuclear sector

  • They need to be able to communicate, build relationships, be proactive and be part of a team

Project(s) in Scope: Various – (portfolio value up to £20M)

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Directing & leading all the activities & personnel associated with the full lifecycle of the project within the programme

  • Successful project delivery from concept design to handover & closure stages in accordance with safety, cost, scope, quality & time in line with the overall project schedule, meeting all business & technical requirements

  • Develop & implement the project execution plan for the delivery of the project

  • Define the work scope to be delivered & the interfaces to the other elements of the programme

  • Track progress against milestones, deadlines, budget & provide key stakeholders with reports on these matters

  • Identify risks & facilitate the resolution of all risks raised

  • Anticipate, manage & resolve issues

  • Change management

  • Fulfil all the contract contractual requirements & deliverables

  • Establish & maintain effective working relationships with all project team members, stakeholders & advisory services

  • Liaise with the Project Sponsor to ensure the business benefit is being delivered

Reports to:Projects Portfolio Manager (PPM)

Note1: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake

Note2: T&S package is not paid for non-locals

Note3: May be asked to work unsociable hours during Station Outage and provide Weekend / Bank Holiday cover.

Note4: Expected to attend site during normal working hours Monday to Friday – 40hrs per week

Note5: Please provide travel plan to Torness to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application



  • Degree educated ideally in engineering either Mechanical / Electrical / C&I, or equivalent qualification in an appropriate discipline with relative work experience

  • Nuclear experience, working within a regulated, licenced environment

  • PMQ (APMP Level D) or equivalent PM qualification

  • Strong project delivery experience, familiar with a gated delivery model

  • Work with other technical engineers and stakeholders to develop the detailed scopes of work for each project and work package and ensure that they seamlessly integrated with each other to deliver the work programme

  • Demonstrable experience of managing projects throughout the full project lifecycle, ideally across a range of complex multi-discipline projects

  • Familiar with current HSE and CDM legislation, HSWA

  • Management of an integrated project team including staff, agency and assigned functional support

  • Evidence of working within environments with a high Quality & HSE standards/culture

  • Excellent communications skills & interpersonal skills, including questioning for clarification and establishing of facts, observation and active listening

  • Ability to cope well under pressure & work within tight timeframes

  • Clear decision-making ability with the acumen to judge complex situations & assess when to escalate issues

  • Self-motivated, able to work on own initiative and as part of a team

  • Proficient in MS Office

  • Knowledge of budgets, cost control and commercial awareness

  • Knowledge of estimating, scheduling, programming & risk tools

  • Knowledge of Earned Value tools

  • Fluent English – written & verbal

  • Desirable:

  • Have a working knowledge of EDF Investment Delivery (ID), Work Management processes, procedures and Safety Case Management

  • Understanding the needs of Quality & how it is assured & controlled

  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution

  • Chartered engineer

  • French language – written & verbal

Security Clearance:

  • BPSS level security clearance required


  • Must recognise the importance of nuclear safety and zero harm

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We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

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.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.


Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Dunbar

Req ID: ATE0000XR