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Jacobs Equipment Reliability Engineer in Knutsford, 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

Jacobs is currently recruiting for an Equipment Reliability Engineer to join our Nuclear Power Engineering and Technical Services Business. NPETS is entering an exciting phase of opportunity by supporting our key client’s UK nuclear fleet through a business transformation, and by supporting new small modular reactor developers. Our work is varied, covering New Build, Generation, Life Extension, and Defueling, and our capabilities are in demand across the nuclear sector.

This role can be based at any of our Jacobs offices across the UK (Newcastle, Knutsford, Birchwood, Dorchester, etc.). We put flexibility at the heart of what we do and we’re happy to consider flexible working patterns. There will also be the facility to work from home dependent on client and project requirements.

You'll be highly motivated, proactive and looking to develop your technical capabilities. The ER Engineering post is for those with experience of working within highly regulated industries. Candidates will be familiar with the requirements of working in a regulated environment with providing ER support and as a Jacobs employee, you will deliver work to high HSSE standards in compliance to HSSE regulations. Key responsibilities:

  • Prepare technical reports, reliability reviews and other safety case supporting documentation

  • Work to continuously improve maintenance practices within the customer organisation through knowledge of maintenance optimisation principals and condition monitoring

  • Manipulate complex data sets to bring out rational understandings of how plant is operating effectively and where improvements can be made

  • Justify recommendations brought about my data analysis of maintenance/operational history on particular areas of plant

  • Work on outage methodologies to support improvement recommendations

  • Support the delivery of Equipment Reliability improvements across stations

  • Supporting the development of proposals and tenders by providing accurate estimates of work

  • Maintain and develop successful working relationships with engineers within client organisations

  • Work in a safe and sustainable manner and strive for continuous improvement in these areas

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Degree qualified engineer (or accomplished engineer through apprentice route with relevant expertise)

  • Ability to work in UK and eligible to gain BPSS and CTC (minimum security clearance)

  • Knowledge of condition monitoring techniques and how this can support a reduction in maintenance (associated qualifications advantageous)

  • Proven history of data analysis which leads to making recommendations of how a system is performing and where improvements can be made

  • Understanding of equipment reliability techniques and how this can bring overall efficiencies to plant

  • Experience in the nuclear industry or other highly regulated industry (e.g. rail)

  • Knowledge of nuclear plant systems, structures and components and associated design and assessment guidelines a distinct advantage

  • Awareness of AP928 and AP913 Equipment Reliability and Maintenance Optimisation Nuclear Standards

  • Part time or flexible working will be considered for the right candidate

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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