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Jacobs Lead Substations Engineer in Manchester, United Kingdom

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About Jacobs

At Jacobs, our Energy & Power team is focused on 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 a Lead Substations & Switchyards Engineer to help provide support to projects across Jacobs’ markets.

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.

You will be accountable for the following tasks including but not limited to:

  • Provide Leadership on the FEED and detail design workstream for National Grid

  • Ensure adequate quality assurance and delivery of FEED, Detailed design and bids for NGET and DNOs

  • Ensure adequate resources and training of resources for the purposes of delivering FEED and detailed design work

  • Review the HV plant aspects of different projects including HV layouts, earthing design and reports, mechanical interlocking, HV busbar calculations and technical specification for the HV plant equipment

  • Proven record of ability to manage tender packages as tender manager and doing HV plant aspects of technical offers

  • Ability to attend and chair the design review and Hazard review meetings and reviewing HV plant design packages as required

  • Attending site visits, FAT and SAT as required

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. Our core Energy and Power 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 and leading 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. (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. 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:

  • Chartered Engineer through the IET

  • Degree qualified in Electrical Engineering or equivalent qualifications and experience

  • Track record of leading teams in the delivery of Front-End Engineering and design or Detailed design of EHV (132kV upwards) substation projects.

  • Experience of working for a client organisation such as transmission system owner/operator, distribution network operator or a design consultancy delivering to such organisation.

  • TP141 or equivalent authorised or ability to do so.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Maintain existing and develop new client relationships.

  • Experience in coaching and developing junior engineers.