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Jacobs Senior HVAC Engineer in Scrabster, 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 more than 55,000 people in 40 countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

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.

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 currently recruiting for a Senior HVAC Engineer to join our Decommissioning Projects business. This role will be based in Birchwood, Warrington, Harwell, Oxfordshire or Scrabster, Caithness, but other locations are willingly considered.

The Decommissioning business provides an exciting mixture of consultancy, engineering and project management support, along with delivery of challenging decommissioning related EPC projects, to major clients in the UK across both the civil nuclear and defence industries, including Dounreay, Sellafield Limited, Urenco and Magnox. Overseas, we are delivering similarly interesting and exciting projects across the globe including projects for clients in Central & Eastern Europe and Japan.

We are very proud to have supported these clients for many years, and our partnering arrangements will enable us to sustain and enhance this support in the long-term. We also deliver a number of projects for other private companies and academia needing decommissioning solutions.

You will understand the importance of radiological, industrial or process ventilation and will be responsible for the design and implementation of HVAC and Building Services systems including design studies, optioneering, scheme and detail design. Tasks will include the preparation of design basis documents, ventilation flow sheets, calculations, equipment/ductwork sizing, containment systems design, cascaded building ventilation design, specification writing and engineering substantiation. You will also be responsible for taking these designs forward to manufacture, installation and commissioning stages to provide defined outcomes for our customers.

Main Responsibilities:

Your responsibilities will be supporting various and diverse nuclear clients providing Front End Engineering Design through to full life cycle project requirements including:

  • Waste retrieval and treatment

  • POCO (Post Operation Clean Out)

  • Fuel and packaging

  • Technical assessment

  • Key discipline contributor in Feasibility and Optioneering Studies.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Ideally you will hold a Degree (or equivalent), be a member of CIBSE and/or a Chartered Engineer or alternatively have extensive demonstrable experience in the nuclear field.

  • Appropriate demonstrable experience in delivering HVAC design in the nuclear sector or other regulated industry.

  • Knowledge & Experience in the design and substantiation of nuclear ventilation systems is preferable.

  • Knowledge of nuclear standards and site procedures is preferable.

  • Experience in the production of ventilation system design deliverables, i.e. Ventilation Flow Diagrams (VFDs), Basis of Design (BoD), Plant Sizing Calculations (Heating/Cooling/Fan Sizing), Control Philosophy

  • Experience in the delivery of Equipment Specifications, Design Reports, Manufacturing specifications and commissioning procedures.

  • Knowledge of ductwork design, specification and installation.

  • Able to produce and check psychometric calculations.

  • Use of industry standard software such as Hevacomp and Pipenet.

  • An understanding of Autocad packages and its capabilities.

  • Ability to manage own time effectively to ensure tasks are delivered to budget and timescale.

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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