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


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About the opportunity:

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.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed -today and into tomorrow.

The Assurance, Technology and Regulation (AT&R) performance unit, is a critical part of the Technology and Consulting business within CMS-I. AT&R has been providing critical services to the Nuclear Industry for over 60 years.

Are you an experienced Mechanical Engineer working in other non-nuclear sectors who is looking to transition to the nuclear sector?

Do you want to play a vital role in existing and new defence and civil nuclear programmes in the UK, and want to provide key Mechanical Engineering support to both defence and civil nuclear sectors?

Then this is the opportunity for you.

We are looking for a full time Senior Engineer/Consultant to carry out independent nuclear safety and technical assessment mainly of nuclear propulsion plant to join our Mechanical Systems team based at Jacobs Birchwood office in Cheshire. Relevant background experience would include independent nuclear safety assurance, mechanical engineering and materials performance.

Outline

This role provides a diverse and exciting range of opportunities to support the UK submarine programme by undertaking safety and technical assessments of naval nuclear propulsion plant structures, systems and components, and covering the entire plant life cycle from concept design through to decommissioning. For example, tasks may be aimed to address issues associated with design, manufacture/build, maintenance and operation, including plant life extension, to ensure the submarine flotilla continues to deliver the necessary capability safely.

Key Responsibilities will include:
• Providing formal independent nuclear safety and technical assessment of documents relating to nuclear propulsion plant systems and components, and delivering the assessment output in formal letters, which may be presented to relevant safety and technical committees.
• Performing assurance activities (inspection, advice and assessment) for all types of mechanical systems and components that provide nuclear safety functions in reactor primary and secondary systems, and also dockside facilities.
• Representing Jacobs at safety and technical meetings with clients, the plant authorisee, designers and safety case authors.
• Applying your personal skills and experience to other projects being carried out by Jacobs.

Qualifications:

Essential
• Degree or Post Graduate qualification in an engineering, or scientific discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Desirable
• Professional Institution accredited
• CEng, or working towards CEng is preferable
• Knowledge of Pressurised Water Reactor systems for naval propulsion or civil power generation applications is strongly preferred.
• Familiarity with code rules for construction of nuclear facility components, principally ASME B&PV Code Section III, would be an advantage.
• Knowledge and understanding of the ageing/failure mechanisms of high integrity pumps, valves and other reactor system components.
• An ability to understand and deliberate on complex technical and safety arguments clearly and concisely, based upon mature knowledge and understanding
• Developed communication skills both written and oral
• Good interpersonal skills, to work as part of a team.
• A willingness to travel if required for an individual project.
• You will have skills and technical experience in some of the following areas:-
• Experience relating to high integrity mechanical handling equipment in naval or civil nuclear, or other safety critical applications would be an advantage.
• Experience of relevant mechanical design and safety standards
• Understanding of nuclear safety case requirements, including knowledge of the Office for Nuclear Regulation's (ONR) Safety Assessment Principles (SAPs) and Technical Assessment Guides (TAGs) would be an advantage

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.

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.