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Jacobs Hydrogen Technical Specialist in Manchester, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

About the opportunity:

Within our Energy consulting team we advise clients on the challenges and opportunities regarding decarbonisation/net zero issues specifically in relation to requirements for delivering the global energy transition. This includes decentralised, decarbonised generation and management, innovation in technologies and energy sources, as well as policy and regulatory support.

We are currently seeking a hydrogen technical specialist to expand our team to help deliver continued growth in our services and greater value to our client’s requirements. A key element of this is being at the forefront of dynamic change, in terms of energy generation, management and distribution.

The successful candidate will have proven project engineering and delivery experience of hydrogen projects in an engineering or consulting environment, including hydrogen production technologies and their applications. A technical understanding of how this relates to project development and integration of hydrogen solutions with the rest of the energy system will also be beneficial.

The successful candidate will also be able to work collaboratively with our operations and sales teams to provide client focus and support, innovative solutions to our clients most challenging problems, connect and nurture our technical resources and evolve a hydrogen/alternative energy technical practice that is future ready.

It is not essential that your background is in the Power or Energy sectors, as we recognise that hydrogen is an evolving sector and that key resources may transition from other industries to participate in the evolving hydrogen sector.

The Role

In your role, you’ll provide Project Design Management and Design Engineering for a range of a range of opportunities including hydrogen production and storage, distribution and export, end user infrastructure and hydrogen hubs/valleys/clusters.

To support these services, you’ll lead a range of activities from feasibility design through to the preparation of technical specifications, production of detailed construction drawings and design compliance checks throughout the design process.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading work streams and delivery of consultancy projects, delivering on time and to budget

  • Actively participating in client engagement and business development opportunities in pursuit of future work for the business

  • Ensuring concept and detailed designs meet client scoping requirements and compliance with their technical specifications

  • Conducting engineering reviews, quality assurance checks and approval of design drawings, reports, construction programmes and other deliverables

  • Acting as main point of contact with the client during the various design phases.

  • Carrying out system design studies

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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Here’s What You’ll Need:

You need to enjoy working in a dynamic team environment and where necessary using your expertise to guide other members of staff. You’ll also require the ability to lead bid preparation, deliver to tight timescales, be technically accurate and to manage a number of schemes simultaneously, either as the lead or as part of a team. Strong verbal and written communication skills, and excellent quantitative and problem-solving skills are essential as part of this role.

Jacobs has a strong ethos for safety in our BeyondZero approach, so you would be expected to have a positive attitude to health and safety, especially to eliminate or reduce the risk early in the design process,


  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or Masters in Engineering

  • Membership of an Engineering Institution

  • Proven experience of hydrogen production, storage, distribution and utilization

  • An understanding of energy policy & innovation

  • Proven project engineering and delivery experience of hydrogen projects in an engineering or consulting environment

  • Proven track record of delivering innovative solutions

Jacobs is a “Relationship” focused company and the building and developing of these relationships with our clients is a significant and important part of this role.