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Jacobs EC&I Engineer in Reading, 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 over 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers exciting opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team that always strives to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs' most significant 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:

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Engineer to join our growing Engineering capability. The successful candidate will play a key role in our organisation, collaborating closely with clients and stakeholders. They will be responsible for scoping, estimating, managing, and delivering projects.

They will address and resolve Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Engineering issues within a multi-discipline project using their technical capabilities and engineering judgement, applying their skills, or generating innovative solutions as appropriate whilst simultaneously interacting and collaborating with our engineers from other disciplines and offices to deliver projects on time and to budget.

Projects will vary in scale and complexity. You will be engaged across the complete project delivery lifecycle from initial project definition and FEED studies to detailed design, procurement, construction, commissioning, and handover to operations.

This position will require regular attendance in our Winnersh (Reading) office with frequent client site visits to develop stakeholder requirements and build critical relationships for success. However, work-life balance and flexibility are a focus for Jacobs. We're happy to discuss patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • You will liaise with clients and project team members to develop and substantiate the design of electrical systems and instrumentation as part of wider integrated engineering solutions to deliver added value for our clients;

  • You will be involved throughout the engineering lifecycle generating high quality technical documentation, for example power distribution, panel / motor / cable sizing, layouts and supporting calculations, specifications, datasheets and technical reports;

  • You will design, configure, implement, verify and validate PLC and SCADA systems;

  • You will perform fault analysis and reliability assessments using recognised techniques including FMEA, FTA, HAZID and HAZOP;

  • You will ensure that engineering solutions meet functional, performance and safety requirements including being actively involved in verification activities;

  • You will support software, control and instrumentation and system safety engineers in the development, verification and validation of code migration and dynamic model / simulation environments;

  • You will undertake SIL assessments in accordance with EN 61508;

  • You will perform site surveys of plant and equipment and document the results.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • A degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or demonstrable equivalent underpinning knowledge and understanding and discipline relevant professional experience;

  • Attained or working towards Chartered Engineer status with an appropriate professional institution;

  • Experience in an electrical, control or instrumentation design role generating engineering solutions and verification of compliance with a specification through analysis, testing or commissioning; familiar with engineering design substantiation;

  • Good all-round technical design experience using British and international standards and Eurocodes;

  • Ability to work autonomously and manage your own time and workload to deliver against agreed milestones;

  • Ability to work effectively as a team member within a multidisciplinary team liaising directly with team members and clients;

  • Good verbal and written communication and technical writing skills;

  • Ability to achieve a minimum of SC clearance.

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 genuinely believe that we all succeed by supporting one another through our culture of caring. 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)

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 (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

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. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

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