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

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About the opportunity:

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.

The nuclear industry is moving away from traditional reactor designs to new small modular reactor (SMR) and advanced modular reactor (AMR) designs, with improved safety features and lower build costs. These new concepts bring exciting new modelling challenges requiring the introduction of innovative new mathematics, physics, engineering, and software engineering techniques.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative physicist to work in a variety of technical teams performing analysis work for a broad range of established and cutting-edge reactor designs.

We collaborate closely with universities to get the latest techniques into our codes, especially Imperial College London, Bath and Cambridge Universities and the Nuclear Futures Institute at Bangor University. The successful applicant is expected to mentor university research students and to produce journal and conference papers and present their work at appropriate international seminars, conferences, and workshops.

This role will present excellent opportunities for the continual development of skills and experience in physics, particularly as applied to nuclear engineering; also, the potential to lead technical developments and collaborations, and to manage the team responsible for their implementation.

This role will be based at our Dorchester office with the opportunity to travel to client sites, as required. Some home / remote working is also available and considered appropriate as we continue to face the challenges of COVID 19. Consideration can also be given in respect to part time & flexible working hours.

Key Responsibilities:
• Developing underpinning mathematical and physical theories
• Performing complex reactor physics plant analysis
• 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


Here's What You'll Need:

• 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
• Programming skills in languages such as Fortran, Python or Java
• Ability to think innovatively and to solve complex problems
• Ability to absorb new technical skills quickly and efficiently

• A higher degree in a related subject, or equivalent work experience
• Experience of working in the nuclear industry
• Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing with internal and external experts and customers
• Self-motivated, with an ability and desire to work collaboratively with other organisations to create new opportunities

Why Jacobs?
We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:
We're invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative.

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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.