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Jacobs Principal Consultant - Chemistry 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 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

The Specialist Consultancy and Laboratory Solutions business at Jacobs is recruiting for a Principal Consultant to join our team of highly qualified chemists, radiochemists, consultants, and engineers supporting the nuclear industry.

The successful candidate will be based at our Birchwood, Warrington facility and will have the opportunity to support a wide range of projects such as research and development, consultancy, rig builds and site-based support to the nuclear industry; this may include UK and International nuclear new build, support to existing generation, UK and International nuclear fusion, defence, and nuclear regulatory support.

Responsibilities may include.

  • Lead multi-disciplinary teams of engineers and scientists to deliver large complex projects

  • Supervision of the design, build, commissioning and operation of test rigs and facilities

  • Development of new analytical techniques and experimental designs

  • Provide oversight and technical guidance on complex scientific projects

  • Production of high-quality technical reports, and the ability to discuss and present the results to the customers

  • Cultivation of strong collaborative working relationships with clients, partners (ranging in size from multinationals to SMEs), academic organisations and national regulatory organisations.

  • Identification and development of new opportunities to grow the business

  • The ability to develop tender responses, including identifying solutions, authoring of bids, and stakeholder management.

  • Mentorship and development of junior members of the team to help create experts of the future

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • As a minimum, a degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or other similar scientific discipline (or comparable knowledge and experience)

  • A talent for practical subjects and enjoy ‘hands on’ working

  • Excellent communications skills (both verbal and written)

  • A high level of self-motivation and the ability to undertake several tasks in parallel

  • Good people skills and the ability to work in and lead a multi-disciplinary team

  • The ability to work flexibly on complex problems developing innovative solutions

  • Knowledge of the chemistry, materials and engineering issues associated with the nuclear sector

  • Either hold chartered status or have the ability to gain chartership

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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