Company: Jacobs
Skills: Physicist
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: United Kingdom

Jacobs is currently recruiting for a Reactor Physicist to perform complex technical analyses, deliver technical training and support the theoretical development of our software and nuclear data products.

Our nuclear business has offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, 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 recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing UK presence, strong relationships with our clients and cutting-edge processes and technologies.

In this role you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of technical teams performing analysis work for a broad range of established and cutting-edge reactor designs. You will gain detailed knowledge of nuclear data and their application in a variety of modern physics codes. You will also be challenged to develop your skills and experience as well as being provided with opportunities to build a successful career and the potential to lead the technical teams responsible for their implementation.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Developing underpinning mathematical and physical theories
  • Performing complex reactor physics plant analysis
  • Analysing nuclear data and producing nuclear data applications libraries
  • Developing nuclear data library production methods
  • Delivering technical training courses to a specialist audience
  • Working as a team to deliver work to time, cost and customer satisfaction
  • Presenting results at technical meetings and conferences where appropriate
  • Interfacing closely with the international academic research community
  • Generating new business through interaction with international commercial customers


  • An undergraduate degree in mathematics, physics or engineering, or any other subject with a strong mathematical component
  • A strong background in mathematical and physical theory and implementation
  • Good scientific programming skills (modern Fortran preferred)
  • Ability to think innovatively and to solve complex problems
  • Ability to quickly and efficiently absorb new technical skills rather than just applying current ones
  • Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing with internal & external experts and customers
  • Able to give presentations in a compelling fashion to a technical audience

  • A higher degree in a related subject, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience of nuclear reactor physics
  • Experience of working in multifunctional teams