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Jacobs EC&I Engineer - Fusion in Warrington, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

We 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 here 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 our 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.

About the Opportunity

Our Critical Missions Solution (CMS) business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors. We are involved in some of the most innovative and impressive projects across the globe, such as ITER - the world’s largest fusion experiment. Like the UK Government, we are committed to tackling the climate emergency for the short term and long term. We believe that the holy grail of practical power is fusion power, it comes without pollution or global warming but with the capacity to produce huge amounts of energy whatever the weather. We want to play a part in helping get fusion power on the grid.

We have offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Culham, Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Cumbria, Reading and London. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa, and Japan.

Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognized in all the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, both internationally and in the UK, developing strong relationships with our clients and implementing cutting-edge processes and technologies.]]

What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds. You'll work closely with our clients and be committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.

We are recruiting an EC&I Engineer to join our Fusion team, which has recently won several important projects and has a host of exciting new opportunities in research, engineering, operations and decommissioning. As one of the newest departments in our CMS business area, we are regularly involved in delivering on exciting bids and projects with several different fusion clients and as such the ideal candidate needs to be someone with an engineering background, who has a demonstrable track record of contributing to or leading projects effectively.

This role will be based in our Birchwood, Harwell or Culham office and there may be a need for periodic visits to client sites, as projects require.

The Fusion EC&I Engineer will be responsible for contributing to the delivery of fusion projects for multiple customers in the UK and internationally, moreover they will:

  • Dependent on experience contribute within or oversee project teams in the delivery of EC&I engineering activities

  • Develop and substantiate electrical systems, control systems and instrumentation as part of wider engineering solutions using relevant codes, standards, guidelines and best practices

  • Perform sizing calculations, specification and selection of EC&I equipment and systems, for example power distribution, cabling, instrumentation and control systems

  • Delivery of high quality technical documentation, for example calculations, specifications, datasheets and reports

  • Ensure that EC&I engineering solutions meet functional, performance and safety requirements including being actively involved in verification and validation activities

  • Perform SIL assessments in accordance with EN61508

  • Conduct fault analysis and reliability assessments using recognised techniques, for example FMEA, FTA, HAZID and HAZOP

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Degree in relevant engineering discipline or demonstrable equivalent underpinning knowledge and understanding with relevant industry experience

  • Ideally working towards or attained chartered engineer status with an appropriate professional institution

  • Awareness of software based control systems, for example PLCs, FPGAs, SCADA, HMIs, DCSs, DPSs and SMART components

  • Health and safety focus with experience of relevant EC&I regulations, standards, guidelines and best practices

  • Proactive and driven approach to work, taking ownership of the tasks required to be completed under their remit

  • Good communication and relationship building skills

  • Competent technical report writing skills: clearly and concisely reporting findings

  • Comfortable working under time and cost constraints

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 here. (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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