Company: Jacobs
Skills: Business Development, Metallurgist / Materials Engineering
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Warrington, England, United Kingdom

At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 52,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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Jacobs is looking for a Professional Consultant to join a world-class corrosion research team. Our experimental and theoretical research is mainly in support of the nuclear industry. There is a particular emphasis on understanding, predicting and preventing environmentally assisted cracking and corrosion in safety critical structures. Our corrosion and microscopy laboratories have an extensive range of modern facilities and our team of scientists and engineers are at the forefront of applied research in this field in the UK and overseas
Jacobs is a global leader in the delivery of projects, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets.

You will be responsible for the delivering of applied research and development projects involving both experimental and analytical components. Responsibilities include:
• Planning and performing experimental work in a safe and controlled manner in line with best practice and safety procedures.
• Providing supervision and technical support to junior team members.
• Definition of technical work activities, conduct of research programmes and analysis and interpretation of experimental data.
• Overseeing of materials characterisation using methods including Scanning Electron Microscopy and Optical Microscopy.
• Development of novel experimental or analytical techniques.
• Presentation of results and conclusions of studies to customers.
• Where appropriate, publication of work at external conferences or in technical journals.

The role will be a standard working week, Monday to Friday. However, there may be occasional requirements to work outside of these hours with advanced notice.

Due to the nature of the work being undertaken, security clearance will be required prior to commencement of employment.
In order to be able to develop as necessary in this post you must be PhD qualified in a metallurgy related discipline.


Demonstrable experience of application and development of microstructural characterisation techniques is deemed essential. Also highly desirable is experience or demonstrable aptitude as follows:
• An ability to plan and conduct research to meet required technical objectives, to interpret the results in the context of customer needs and to present the conclusions orally and in written reports.
• Knowledge of metallurgy and associated characterisation techniques, specifically with knowledge of Zirconium based alloys and advanced characterisation techniques including SEM, EBSD and XRD.
• Self-motivated, with an ability to conduct and lead research work.
• Experience of supervising others (e.g. team leader, post-doc supervisor).

Core Competences:
• Strong technical orientation
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Good communicator both orally and in writing
• Motivated and committed to strong technical delivery in a commercial environment

Our Culture:

At Jacobs 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 work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

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Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Security Clearance 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.