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Jacobs Regulatory Specialist in 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

Jacobs acts as the Technical Advisor to PEJ Sp z.o.o. (PEJ), which is the state-owned entity responsible for delivering Poland’s nuclear power programme. The Technical Advisor’s role is that of an “Owner’s Engineer”, which is not involved directly in any NPP design or construction activity, but rather acts as an advocate for the Client, applying technical due diligence to all aspects of the process, along with supply chain and contract management support for plant and equipment vendors engaged by the Client. The Technical Advisor fulfils this function through the delivery of engineering and technical packages of work (referred to as Service Authorisations) which require the development, approval, implementation and reporting of a diverse range of engineering and technical methods by suitably qualified and experienced team members .

Key Responsibilities

  • Interpreting and understanding Polish regulations pertaining to nuclear new build.

  • Working with Polish nuclear regulators sufficiently to develop an understanding of their organisation and practices.

  • Knowledge of roles, responsibilities and practices of other regulatory bodies required to collaborate with nuclear regulators.

  • Experience working in the geographic area of the proposed sites in order to develop a view of the approach/attitude of local authorities, communities and also public interest groups.

  • Experience work in the Polish nuclear marketplace in order to develop an understanding of the political situation and public attitudes sufficient to provide advice on “political” strategies.

  • Understanding of previous work/surveys at proposed sites and key issues. Also an awareness of issues that still need to be addressed.

  • Experience and understanding of multiple reactor technologies.

  • Fluent in Polish language. Ability to speak and write competently in English.

  • Nuclear safety expertise sufficient to prepare relevant sections of applications.

  • Nuclear engineering expertise sufficient to contribute to NPP facility design.

  • Knowledge of international, as well as, Polish specific requirements related to nuclear new build.

  • Knowledge and understanding of Health, Safety and Environmental responsibilities.

  • Ability to attend client meetings and give public presentations as required.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Degree or equivalent in appropriate engineering subject

  • Knowledgeable of Polish nuclear regulations, regulators, and practices

  • Understanding of Polish political situation & history of nuclear development

  • Understanding of previous studies at proposed Polish sites

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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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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