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Jacobs Shift Manager 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 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 an Early Shift Manager to join The Box Encapsulation Plant project at Sellafield.

The Box Encapsulation Plant project is one of the most important construction projects at the Sellafield Site, the plant will play a vital role in Sellafield’s 100-year clean-up programme by taking nuclear waste recovered from the sites original wasteplants and encasing it in concrete so it can be stored in a modern building. The plant is primarily designed to deal with waste from the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo, one of four legacy waste plants prioritised for clean-up by Sellafield Ltd’s owner, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). Alongside that work, the plant will also receive certain wastes from the other three legacy waste stores, the First-Generation Magnox Storage Pond, the Pile Fuel Storage Pond, and Pile Fuel Cladding Silo.

The BEP Joint Venture project will safely design and deliver a Plant and the works in accordance with the requirements of the contract to enable conditioning of wastes from the various donor plants, carried out in line with the Employer’s needs and to the satisfaction of stakeholders in the Box Encapsulation Project (BEP).


This role provides management and leadership in support of a multi-disciplinary team, ensures that works are coordinated and delivered safely by the demands of the programme.

The role will require liaison with the Construction Manager, Deputy Construction Managers, safety team, night shift works manager, multi discipline leads and Physical Area Coordinators for the coordinated delivery of on-site works.

The Shift Manager duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Manage / conduct the Plan Of the Day (PLOD) & ensure full coordination with the Plan Of the Night

  • Coordinate SIMMOPS associated with the PLOD / PLON, ensuring work face attendance.

  • Carry out periodic safety & environment tours

  • Ensure that sufficient resources are allocated to the works section.

  • General management of the site, signage, access, security, compound areas, site notices, amenities.

  • Site audits / checks.

  • Assist Physical Area Coordinator and construction teams in planning stage programmes.

  • Monitor the distribution of plant items, ensures the off hire of items not in use

  • Foresee, negate, address any potential site IR issues

The start time for this role is 02:30am, 10-hour shifts.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Experience / Skills:

  • Engineering Discipline Qualification with relevant Engineering Institution/Professional Qualification (Preferred)

  • Experience of multi discipline construction operations with experience in leading teams on significant EPC contracts is essential.

  • Construction Management Experience

  • Working knowledge and understanding of NEC contracts

  • Experienced in Microsoft applications with the ability to create / monitor and report using Excel, Word & PowerPoint

  • Leadership, Management, Safety and Coaching

  • Full Project Lifecycle Management

  • Business Planning & Strategy Development

  • Quality Management & Performance Improvement

  • Risk Assessment, Mitigation & Management

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) .

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