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Jacobs Mechanical Engineer in Warrington, 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

Jacobs Nuclear provides the front end design and engineering capability across the PPP portfolio. Being part of the PPP Team offers a unique opportunity to drive change and innovation in engineering, safety and delivery solutions in one of the most complex industrial sites in the UK if not the world. We are looking for people who are passionate about developing themselves and in meeting new challenges.

As a result of increasing demand for our services, there are significant opportunities for you to support a key project within the nuclear business.

We are currently looking for a Mechanical Engineer to join the team in Birchwood.

Specific responsibilities include :

  • Apply expertise to generate innovative and / or technically differentiated solutions to problems, to deliver added value for clients

  • Maintain own knowledge of new technologies and equipment advances, and disseminate such information as appropriate within the group such that Jacobs maintains and enhances its ability to deliver for clients

  • Build client relationships to make effective use of existing frameworks

  • Assist the development of the engineering elements of the project/task baseline scope, schedule and budget for multi-discipline delivery

  • Ability to work remotely whilst successfully achieving deliverable based outcomes through a virtual team.

  • Ensure status and performance of work is reported accurately and in a timely manner

  • Interfacing with design teams and stakeholders

  • Provide functional support and guidance to more junior staff to develop both them as individuals and the capability of the team as a whole

Other duties will include:

  • Provide technical input in project or consulting role.

  • Work within and develops Jacobs and Client procedures.

  • Regular attendance will be required at project office and site locations along with design team delivery locations.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • Significant of post-graduate work experience in a highly regulated industry, ideally some of it in the nuclear industry

  • Degree Qualification or equivalent qualification in a relevant technical or business discipline

  • Detail design knowledge of mechanical mechanisms or bespoke equipment for Nuclear use.

  • Demonstrated record of maintaining own skills and knowledge at the forefront of the field Knowledge of delivering against legislative, regulatory and company policy standards and procedures e.g. safety, quality, risk, security

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

  • Comfortable working under time and cost constraints

  • Familiarity with nuclear design principles and processes

  • Working knowledge of Excel and appropriate CAE packages including, Autodesk Products (AutoCAD & Inventor)

  • Extensive knowledge of relevant drawing standards BS8888, BS5070 and BS EN 61082

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.

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.

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

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