Company: Jacobs
Skills: Environmental Engineer
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom


Jacobs has developed one of the leading and longest-standing geo-environmental consultancy capabilities in the UK, with over 450 geologically-focussed scientists and engineers delivering practical and innovative solutions to ground-related problems. Our diverse range of disciplines in this team includes land contamination assessment/remediation, hydrogeology, geophysics, geomorphology, geotechnical engineering, tunnelling and engineering geology, all of which benefit from our "One Jacobs" approach to business working harmoniously with other disciplines for innovation and efficiency.

About the opportunity

We are continuing to grow the depth and breadth of the technical services that our geoscience and geo-engineering teams can provide for our clients. As a result, we are recruiting an experienced geo-environmental specialist to join our Land Quality team (within our Water & Environment business unit) to enhance our team strength in providing high quality geo-environmental advice to our clients. The role will require flexibility to work across a range of sectors: primarily focussing on nuclear, but also contributing where required to rail, highways, utilities and water and also including other emergent sectors.

The successful candidate will be working within the UK and Europe Land Quality team, which includes over 70 contamination specialists that provide strategic advice and innovative solutions to manage our clients' subsurface environmental liabilities. The assumed location at this stage is either our Manchester First Street or Warrington office, with an option to work at our Westlakes office in Cumbria if that is preferred. It may be necessary to be based in other Jacobs offices or at our client offices or sites as projects require.

The role will comprise the following elements, with specific emphasis depending on the candidate's particular experience:
  • Technical Leadership:
  • Provision of high-quality assessments and interpretations of land quality or other ground conceptualisation including awareness of other geoscience disciplines (e.g. geotechnical);
  • Undertake detailed quantitative risk assessments in particular for controlled waters (e.g. using RTM or ConSim) and be able to mentor junior staff in these skills;
  • Experience of working in the nuclear sector;
  • Produce well-presented and accurate reports and be able to provide detailed review and comment on deliverables produced by others;
  • Provide safety leadership aligned to our Beyond Zero values and culture of caring;
  • Lead project delivery including providing guidance for graduates, scientist and senior staff grades;
  • Engage with colleagues across Water & Environment (W&E) disciplines to enable a "One Jacobs" approach to delivery. Raise awareness of the W&E capability among broader business units.
  • Project work:
  • Advise on or develop work scopes and specifications;
  • Work with specialist contractors to ensure optimum methods of working;
  • Critically assess geoscience data to assess if we agree the methods of processing and interpretation;
  • Review results provided by contractor;
  • Advise project teams on the meaning of the results, and the confidence we can place in the findings;
  • Use the data to determine conceptual site models and recommendations for implications of project progress due to solving questions, or for remedial solutions;
  • Presentation / communication of results to our colleagues and external clients.
  • Business development - help win projects by differentiating our capability and experience from our competitors, in support of colleagues focussing on sales objectives.


  • Qualifications:

    The individual we seek shall have a high level of technical competence, with experience ideally with specific technical expertise in detailed quantitative risk assessment with experience in the nuclear field being highly beneficial. The individual should hold c hartered status with an appropriate professional body.

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