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Jacobs Principal Mechanical 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, 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 a Principal Mechanical Engineer to join our Nuclear Power Engineering and Technical Services Business. The candidate will be based at our Booths Park office in Knutsford with the possibility of being able to travel to other sites and Jacobs offices, as required. There will also be the facility to work from home dependent on client and project requirements. You will report into the Plant Optimisation and Engineering Manager and work closely with the Mechanical Technical Lead. The successful candidate must be highly motivated and proactive and looking to develop their technical capabilities.

This post is for those with experience of working within the civil, nuclear or other 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.

The role offers good variety of work and opportunities to become involved in reviewing design/design substantiation, producing/revising safety cases, advising on maintenance/testing requirements, production of calculations, providing advice on wide ranging technical issues and queries and supporting refurbishment/modification projects to extend life of plant & equipment.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Degree qualified Mechanical engineer (or accomplished engineer through apprentice route with relevant expertise)Chartered or Incorporated member (or working towards Chartership) of IMechE or equivalent

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply standards and regulations related to one of the technical disciplines

  • Experience of design and/or design substantiation

  • Demonstrable experience in one or more of the following technical disciplines: Pressure Vessels, Pipework (designed to ASME code)

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

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

  • Self-motivated, with an ability and desire to work collaboratively with other organisations to create new opportunities

  • Able to think innovatively and solve complex problems

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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