Jacobs Senior Civil Engineer in Warrington, United Kingdom

Senior Civil Engineer


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

Nuclear Clean Up

Working in Nuclear and Defence the successful candidate will join Jacobs’ growing Cumbrian office in the position of Senior Engineer. They will join the Civil, Structural and Architectural team on projects of varying scales and complexity where they will assist and lead in the delivery of structural designs and analysis/assessment studies in a multi-discipline environment ensuring time, cost and quality are met.

They will address and resolve functional issues within a project through use of their technical capabilities and engineering judgement, applying their skills or generating innovative solutions as appropriate.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Technical quality and excellence of your work and the work of those working under you to ensure engineering delivery meets scope, time, cost and quality

  • Project planning, delivery and financial performance of your work and that of junior staff

  • Communication with clients and other design team members to provide technical input and justification

  • Technical and professional guidance, support and development of more junior engineers and technicians

  • Lead a team of engineers in the development and delivery of design documents and solutions

  • Confidently participate at technical and non-technical meetings including progress meetings and design reviews

  • Generate engineering estimates and execution strategies to provide optimal solutions

  • Independent and autonomous work during the delivery of complex engineering activities

  • Adherence and contribution to business and quality management systems whilst developing a good safety culture



Chartered or near Chartered Member of an appropriate institution (ICE/IStructE)

  • Degree qualified in Civil/Structural engineering or demonstrable equivalent underpinning knowledge and understanding

  • Five years or more experience in a civil and structural design role having direct influence over engineering practices and outcomes

  • Ability to Lead projects of varying size and complexity, managing technical aspects as well as quality, budget, programme and resources

  • Good all-round technical design expertise using British and international standards, and/or Eurocodes

  • Proficient use and knowledge of appropriate structural analysis programs (preferably STAAD)

  • Good understanding of structural theory and strong analytical skills with proven problem solving ability

  • Experience of detailed calculations and design work for reinforced concrete and structural steelwork

  • Ability to work effectively as a team member liaising directly with clients and other design team members

  • Awareness of applicable codes and safety legislation and how they should be applied

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and report writing skills

  • Ability to achieve P4 pass holder status and a minimum of SC clearance is essential


Nuclear industry experience

  • Experience of working at or for Sellafield Ltd would be a distinct advantage

  • Experience of design to Eurocodes

  • Experience in design with masonry would be advantageous

  • Experience of structural dynamics, including designing for seismic, blast and impact load effects

  • Knowledge and use of BIM packages

  • Understanding of emerging technology so that technical input to projects takes account of new developments

  • Additional IT skills would be a distinct advantage

  • Chartered civil and/or structural membership

Our Culture

At Jacobs we have celebrated over 10 years of our culture of caring - ‘BeyondZero’. We see safety differently - we strive to go BeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we promote STEM and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) initiatives. When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity. To find out more about our networks, check out our website:


We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.


Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Warrington

Req ID: ATE00014M