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Jacobs Mechanical Engineer (Structural Integrity) in Gloucester, 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

Our Nuclear Power business is looking for a Structural Integrity Consultant to work with our clients across the civil nuclear market. We support giga-scale, SMR and AMR programmes across the UK and internationally and our clients need support in design, GDA, operation, lifetime extension and defuelling. Our multiple structural integrity teams within the UK provide expert structural engineering, finite element stress analysis, structural integrity analysis/assessment, structural integrity safety case and architect engineering to a range of customers across the broader nuclear industry including, nuclear power, decommissioning, MOD, etc.

As the demand for our services continue to grow there is an exciting opportunity for an innovative and enthusiastic Structural Integrity Consultant to join us. Working as part of our nuclear power business you will help to link the capability of our multiple structural analysis teams to our clients’ needs. The successful candidate will work on the opportunities we face to ensure Jacobs can provide the best offering possible to our clients. Your role will help ensure increased focus and understanding of emergent requirements and ensure our business remains the supplier of choice for our clients.

The successful candidate will have a sound structural integrity background, preferably with experience in delivering projects in the nuclear sector. You will have great communication skills to enable you to interact with our clients, understand their needs and support bidding and project delivery. Depending on the nature of the opportunities arising this may mean working semi-embedded within our clients’ organisation or overseeing delivery of tasks from our offices.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Discussing and developing solutions with colleagues and customers;

  • Representing the business in technical meetings with clients and third parties;

  • Interfacing with customers throughout the lifecycle of projects;

  • Producing high quality technical reports on the outcome of your work;

  • Design and/or analysis and assessment of complex structures and components utilising knowledge of classical strength of materials, implementation of analytical techniques such as finite element analysis and the application of relevant codes & standards.

  • Checking and verification of the work of other team members;

  • Assisting in maintaining the technical capability/knowledge of the team;

  • Delivering work to time, cost and quality to ensure customer satisfaction.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • We are looking for a Chartered Engineer or Scientist in their discipline, educated to degree level in mechanical engineering (or other relevant degree) and with industrial experience and professionally accredited to IEng/CEng or working towards.

  • Experience of Structural Integrity project delivery.

  • Experience in responding to tender requests.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • BEng (Hons)/MEng or equivalent in a relevant STEM degree.

  • Proficient in application of structural design codes such as ASME, Eurocodes, British Standards.

  • Curiosity, a questioning attitude and analytical skills to drive innovative solutions.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

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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