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Jacobs Mechanical Engineer in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Mechanical Engineer


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

Our Government Solutions operating unit, which sits within our Aerospace, Technology and Nuclear – International (ATN-I) line of business, provides a diverse range of services including mechanical and electrical building services, mechanical handling, civil and structural engineering, systems engineering, nuclear safety case development, and project and programme management.

Our business is providing design and management services supporting nuclear and defence clients. This includes supporting the UK submarine fleet, designing key facilities at, for example, Faslane, Barrow-in-Furness, and Devonport, and providing design services for the Atomic Weapons Establishment. We also provide support to both existing and new build nuclear power stations.

We are looking to recruit high calibre staff to support our technical delivery capability to meet opportunities in the nuclear and defence industries.

Role Outline/ Responsibilities

Mechanical Engineer in the nuclear and defence industries. Responsibilities include:

  • Mechanical engineering support on large multidisciplinary projects

  • Developing and maturing mechanical engineering designs and developing supporting documentation

  • Developing engineering analysis and calculation to substantiate designs

  • Technical quality and excellence of your work

  • Clear and effective communication with clients and other design team members

  • Supporting business development activities including mechanical aspects of proposals

  • Technical and professional support and “buddying” of other engineers within the team

  • Adherence and contribution to business and quality management systems, operational and design safety, and promoting Jacobs safety culture

  • Managing your time and delivering work to schedule and on budget.


Qualifications & Experience


  • Degree in a Mechanical Engineering discipline

  • Experience in mechanical design

  • Experience in mechanical codes and standards

  • Experience in designing and commissioning mechanical systems


  • Chartered Engineer or working towards becoming chartered with a recognised institution (e.g IMechE, CIBSE)

  • Experience of mechanical systems for the Nuclear Industry (HVAC, mechanical handling and rotating machinery)

  • Experience of nuclear safety and justification requirements

  • Experience of design engineering analysis and calculation

  • Familiarity with engineering software packages including Mathcad, CAD, BIM, Hevacomp and simulation packages

  • Producing tender specification for mechanical systems

  • Experience of Value Engineering (VE)/Optioneering Workshops

  • Experience of HAZOP/HAZID Workshops

  • Experience of ALARP Reviews

  • Experience of Reliability Engineering techniques e.g. FMEA, FTA.

  • Experience of working for or with an engineering consultancy

  • Experience of working alongside third parties and supervision of subcontractors.

Our Culture

At Jacobs we have celebrated over 10 years of our culture of caring - ‘BeyondZero’. We see safety differently - we strive to go BeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we promote STEM and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) initiatives. When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity. To find out more about our networks, check out our website:


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

Equal Opportunities

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-Glasgow

Req ID: ATE00046F