Company: Jacobs
Skills: Mechanical Engineering
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Barrow-in-Furness is home to one of the few shipyards in the world that builds nuclear submarines. The shipyard is currently building Astute-class submarines (97m in length) and is moving into its next generation of submarines, through the production of Dreadnought-class (154m in length) submarine. To provide the required capabilities to support the Dreadnought production, the site is undergoing redevelopment through the construction of new state of the art facilities and upgrading the existing facilities and buildings.

The Barrow Site Redevelopment Programme (SRP) was commissioned by BAE Systems Submarines in 2011 as part of the wider Dreadnought Programme of works. It is a complex integrated infrastructure programme with multiple diverse projects on a live manufacturing site, with further complexity added by nuclear licencing requirements. The projects follow the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 8-stage plan of work, from strategic definition to use.

The programme seeks an investment greater than £1bn, marking the largest investment on the shipyard site since 1986.
Barrow is a beautiful coastal town located in the picturesque county of Cumbria in the lake district.

BAE have a significant presence in the local community, with around 10,000 personnel currently in the area. The town is extremely proud of its historical and ongoing production of naval vessels, where even the local football club features a submarine on its emblem.

Jacobs employ some of the UK's most experienced and skilled technical services professionals and has grown to over 9,000 people in locations across the UK.

The UK Nuclear area within Jacobs provide engineering design, construction, planning, support, survey, design-build, project management and/or program management for our Nuclear Industry clients. With more than fifty years of experience across the complete nuclear asset lifecycle, we support client delivery and the associated infrastructure requirements at every stage of a project. Recognized a leader in the energy industries, our team consistently receives high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in their categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, and Top Transportation Companies.

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We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

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The Mechanical Engineer is appointed by the SRP Chief Engineer (SCE), to provide Mechanical engineering support on the Devonshire Dock Quay (DDQ) and Nuclear Berth Support (NBS) projects within the Site Redevelopment Programme (SRP). The role includes, through the SRP Safety Led Gated Engineering process, the management of the Mechanical engineering design submissions review and acceptance by key stakeholders; review and audit of designers for SQEPness and process.

Accountabilities and Authority:

The Mechanical Engineer is accountable to the Project Engineering Manager (EM) for the control of the Design submissions within their associated disciplines. The Mechanical Engineer is accountable for supporting the Safety Led Gated Engineering Process and the management of the associated stakeholders.

• To manage the review and acceptance of designs within a particular discipline on behalf of the design authority.
• To audit designers SQEPness within a particular discipline on behalf of the project.
• To support the AEM and EM in the development of designs.
• To support the Programme's Design Authority Intelligent Customer capability.
• To provide assurance to the SCE that all aspects engineering within a particular discipline have been carried to an acceptable standard.
• To liaise with other engineering areas of Barrow site to ensure best practice is applied to the engineering of SRP and a common approach and specification where appropriate.


The Mechanical Engineer reports to the assigned project EM


• Relevant higher education or time served equivalence, in a relevant engineering discipline (Mechanical Engineering).
• Experience of the design, specification and construction of the built environment.
• Experience of managing the review and appraisal of engineering documentation / specifications.
• Significant experience of construction practices within the UK industry, and a strong understanding of UK H&S Regulations, CDM Regulations, Quality and Environmental Control.

• Chartered or Incorporated professional or corporate membership of a relevant professional body / institution (MIMechE).
• Membership of an accredited Project Management Institute, APM or equivalent.
• Experience of working within nuclear licence conditions.
• Experience of development of ALARP & BAT cases for new facilities.
• Experience of delivery using the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 and BSIRA BG6 (2018).
• Experience of delivering contracts using NEC3.
• Proven track record of holding an authoritative position on a complex construction project - multi component and multi-disciplinary, and ideally delivered in nuclear.

• Ability to work with a programmatic focus, yet still be able to challenge others from a quality and technical perspective.
• An understanding of planning and environmental issues and activities associated with large scale infrastructure development and construction.
• Ability to demonstrate effective planning, prioritisation and delivery (through self and others).
• Ability to communicate, influence and build productive and collaborative relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
• Sound judgement and decision making.
• Ability to learn, adapt and thrive, delivering value in a changing and evolving organisation.
• Flexibility and mobility to undertake business travel as required.

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.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website;

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.