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Jacobs Electrical - Protection & Controls Engineers (All levels, UK) in London, United Kingdom

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About Jacobs

At Jacobs, our Energy & Power team is focused in providing a whole system approach, offering end-to-end service to support our clients in energy networks, thermal generation, renewable generation and storage solutions. We are helping our clients meet the challenges faced in countries and cities across the globe, providing innovative solutions to address the challenges of replacing conventional thermal power plants with renewable generation.

A career at Jacobs means working on some of the world’s most exciting projects, solving complex challenges and undertake meaningful work that benefits our communities and the world.

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.

About The Opportunity

Jacobs is committed to playing a leadership role in Global Energy Transition. Our UK and Continental Europe team is growing and we’re looking for Protection and Control Engineers at all levels to help position Jacobs for success.

Our Power and Energy team provides a range of services to our transmission and distribution clients. This includes work on transmission system assets, HVDC interconnectors, energy storage systems, inertia systems, wind farms and advanced facilities for mission critical industries in the technology and process sectors.

As part of our diverse team of experienced designers and project managers, you will undertake substation, cable and overhead line P&C design and settings from scheme inception stages through to commissioning. With Safety in Design uppermost in your mind, you will be designing cost-effective protection and control solutions which meet the requirements of our major energy clients.

Your technical expertise will ensure design compliance and governance and you’ll be considered a trusted advisor by clients, confidently interfacing with them throughout design phases. As a team player you’ll enjoy working collaboratively with other members of the design team and encourage others to think innovatively in the way we deliver solutions to clients.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. Our core design team is based across Jacobs’ offices in London, Birmingham, Reading, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow or Exeter. However, with offices throughout the UK, we can be flexible about location and are happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours to suit you and our business.

What can you expect?

We aim higher. Jacobs want to play a leadership role in Global Energy Transition, making a difference and creating a change. We will support your entrepreneurial mindset to help challenge and bring different, innovative approaches to the way we deliver solutions for our clients. Challenging today. Reinventing tomorrow.

One Jacobs. As a Global business addressing energy transition as a united front, you will be encouraged to join our Community of Practice, knowledge sharing across regions to solve the same problems in the most innovative ways.

We’re invested in you and your success. We want to help you to shape a legacy you’re proud of by promoting the opportunity to impart your knowledge and expertise to budding engineers – supporting them as they develop their own successful career paths.

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.

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.

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.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team.

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know.

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree / Masters in Electrical Engineering or HNC/ HND qualifications

  • Relevant experience, ideally with a network operator, a T&D consultancy firm or a substation OEM, in the front end / detailed design and settings of protection and control schemes (including equipment sizing and specifications)

  • Technical experience of a range of substation and circuit configurations (including EPC projects) at all systems voltages up to 400kV.

  • Experience of working in a team of design engineers to deliver solutions to cost, programme and quality, responding quickly and flexibly to changing circumstances.

  • Enjoy working in a team environment and supporting colleagues in their career development

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