Jacobs Site Project Engineer – Loading Operations (multi-discipline) in Leiston, United Kingdom

Site Project Engineer – Loading Operations (multi-discipline)


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.

With more than fifty years of Nuclear experience, Jacobs has unrivalled nuclear capability and provides full life-cycle solutions to our nuclear clients. Services include programme and project management, design and engineering, reactor support, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance, (radioactive) waste management, decommissioning and clean-up.

We have consistently delivered value and innovation to technically challenging and complex nuclear and environmental-related projects by offering multidisciplinary capabilities, technical expertise, proven processes and a commitment to regulatory compliance, health, safety and quality workmanship.


This Project Engineer post is required to support works undertaken across a range of projects being delivered by Investment Delivery (ID) at Sizewell B nuclear power station during 2018 & beyond.

The candidate should have good leadership qualities, be highly motivated, well organised and capable of working within a closely knit team. They need to be able to respond well to the demands of working in the environment of a nuclear power plant.

Essential traits - being able to communicate, build relationships, be proactive and be part of a team.

Main Project: SZB Dry Fuel Store (DFS) – Campaign 2 – value £20M

The Campaign 2 project is part of a portfolio of work is delivered by EDF’s Lifetime & Defueling function.

This is the second campaign to remove spent fuel from the SZB ponds & place into storage casks which are then transported to the Dry Fuel Store. This is a major project which essential to the ongoing operation of SZB and is undertaken on site against very tight deadlines.

Project(s) in Scope: Loading Operations – Value not known

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Identifying project requirements

  • Develop scope of work for each contractor delivering the Campaign 2 loading activities, including clear definition of the interfaces between contracts and site operations

  • Authoring/reviewing/verifying commissioning strategies and procedures

  • Oversight of contractors executing field works, from a safety, quality and technical perspective

  • Authoring/reviewing/verifying technical specifications and work order cards

  • Drafting project documentation such as Project Definition Documents, Scope, Project Quality Plans, Project Health and Safety Plans, Method Statements, Risk Assessments

  • Producing project delivery plans and monitoring progress

  • Developing risk logs and managing project risks

  • Undertaking front end optioneering activities and presenting proposals to Stakeholders for agreement

  • Co-ordinating contractors and designers in development and acceptance of proposals, through to delivery of contracted works on site

  • Supervising and setting contractors to work

  • Assurance process and activities

  • Reports to: Project Engineering Lead

  • Department/Team: Investment Delivery (ID)

Note1: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake.

Note2: Travel costs for non-local candidates are not paid.

Note3: May be asked to work unsociable hours during Station Outage and provide Weekend / Bank Holiday cover.

Note4: Expected to attend site during normal working hours Monday to Friday – 40hrs per week.

Note5: Please provide travel plan to Bristol to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application



  • Engineering degree qualified with relevant industry experience

  • Develop scope of work for each contractor delivering the Campaign 2 loading activities, including clear definition of the interfaces between contracts and site operations

  • Ability to manage & direct site sub-contractors

  • Have a working knowledge of EDF Investment Delivery (ID), EDF Site Work Management processes

  • Knowledge of or worked in similar regulated process industries

  • Able to develop new ideas; both in generating suggestions and sharing good practice

  • Works well in a team; displaying an open, honest and collaborative style with both internal and external stakeholders

  • Able to communicate with individuals and groups to make a positive impact at meetings, workshops etc.

  • Able to address problems in a logical manner, viewing them from several aspects and recommend suitable actions

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, able to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders (e.g. both technical and business)

  • Understanding and the application of high Quality standards

  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation including Construction (Design & Management) and Health and Safety at Work act

  • Able to develop project definitions, scopes, Quality plans etc. & ensure seamlessly integrated with each other & site operations

  • Proficient user of MS Office

  • Accuracy, tenacity, diplomacy, results oriented

  • Good organisational and time management skills

  • Fluent English – written & verbal


  • PMQ (APMP-level D) qualified

  • Strong understanding of the need for Quality within the project environment including intent and appropriate application of Quality

  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution would be an advantage

  • Knowledge of budgets, cost control and commercial awareness would be beneficial

  • French language – written & verbal

Additional Requirements:

  • Must recognise the importance of nuclear safety and zero harm

Security Clearance:

  • BPSS level security clearance

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.

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-Leiston

Req ID: ATE0000CW