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Jacobs Mechanical Project Manager (Sellafield) in Sellafield, 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, 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:

Reporting directly to the Delivery Manager this site-based position will develop and execute projects and tasks associated with the Jacobs Field Solutions frameworks on the Sellafield Site in Cumbria.

The successful candidates will be flexible, knowledgeable and willing and able to function both within the team and independently as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce scope documents for SL approval;

  • Produce DRF/PTF for SL approval provide key constructability input to designs and MDDR/SDDR – ensure designs are as per scope doc/DRF requirements;

  • Provide ‘cradle to grave’ accountability for a work package, ensuring all changes are identified and managed, and configuration control is maintained;

  • Priorities and organize project overarching programme;

  • Update overarching project team programme;

  • Co-ordinate the delivery of multi-discipline work packages including engineering design, procurement, construction and commissioning activities for Plant Areas or Systems through all phases of the project;

  • Attend monthly internal EAC review – Provide input for the team operative and costs;

  • Attend Weekly CE/EWN meeting – Provide detail on EWN and delays to task etc.

Here’s what you’ll need :


  • Degree in Engineering, Project Management, Construction or can prove equivalent experience within industry; Qualification in Project Management beneficial e.g. APMP or PRINCE2);

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience related to an engineering or management role; a background in process and Nuclear is advantageous; Experience of managing contracts for both direct and subcontracted labour;

  • Leading a Mechanical team within the Operational performance unit; Providing facilitation, leadership, mentoring and coaching to enhance the team’s general capability;

  • Clear and concise communication and presentation skills;

  • Lead the production of proposals and tenders in accordance with client and Jacobs commercial requirements and governance;

  • Work in a safe and sustainable manner, adhering to the highest professional standards whilst ensuring accountability for safety, and making sure our staff ‘always do the right thing’ and maintain robust HSE behaviours and cultures;

  • In conjunction with technical leads and Designers produce and maintain project baselines (scope, cost and schedules); Provide robust financial and project reporting;

  • UK Citizenship and ability to acquire SC or DV 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 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)

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.