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Jacobs Mechanical Engineer in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

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.

Your Impact:

Joining the Glasgow advanced facilities team means being part of a team that have delivered innovative solutions for diverse technically demanding projects for over 20 years. Our multi professional design team are involved from initial concept stages, through design and tendering, to commissioning and handover of advanced technology projects including data centers, electronics, life sciences, nanotechnology and research laboratories.

You will be part of a highly collaborative and agile team, delivering cutting edge solutions to world leading clients. Due to continued growth, we are seeking experienced engineers who will contribute specialist knowledge and leadership.

Working in a project-based environment you will bring building services and industrial design experience as well as drive, enthusiasm, and the ability to work on your own initiative. The role will involve a mixture of office and site-based responsibilities. As a project-based organisation, the ability to be flexible about location will be of benefit.

There is scope to agree flexible working arrangements for the right candidate.


  • Liaise with local and remote mechanical design teams and liaise with other disciplines throughout the design, construction and commissioning process.

  • Design of various mechanical building services and process mechanical systems within advanced facilities, e.g. HVAC, chilled water, cleanroom, compressed air, specialist gases, etc.

  • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. This includes verbal and written communication as well as visual presentation.

  • Engage with junior staff to provide on the job training and mentoring.

  • Use, modify, and develop digital tools to undertake engineering design, thermal modelling, and to improve on existing design, troubleshooting and validation methods.

  • Understand and implement best practice in all aspects of design.

  • Identify client needs and exceed expectations in order to capture repeat work.

  • Undertake site-based inspections and surveys at client sites, including undergoing any necessary training e.g. CSCS or client specific training.

  • Strive to meet stringent deadlines, maintaining desired quality levels of output.

  • Understand and implement Jacobs Environmental, Health and Safety, and Commercial policies and standards.

Work with Jacobs

Additional benefits include:

  • Paid holidays of up to 32 days; inclusive of national and public holidays

  • A broad flexible benefits package including the option to buy additional holidays, travel insurance, contributory pension scheme, private healthcare, employee share incentive plan, and the cycle to work scheme.

  • Professional registration fees paid.

Join Jacobs. We want you to grow!

Successful candidates 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.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • 4+ years related industry experience.

  • Right to work in the UK.

  • Able to achieve Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS).

  • Willing to travel short term to attend client sites and alternative work locations.


  • MEng, BEng (Honours), or MSc in Mechanical/Building Services Engineering or a related field.

  • Working towards Engineering Council chartered/incorporated engineer with a recognised professional institution (e.g. CIBSE, IMechE) or equivalent.

  • Engineering and BIM software proficiency (Revit, AutoCAD, IES VE, Excel etc.).

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.