At Jacobs, we’ll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40 countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business

About the opportunity

We have exciting opportunities to join the Nuclear Power EC&I team that is based in Knutsford, Gloucester and Warrington helping our clients to deliver the UKs Net Zero targets.

We are looking for adaptable and organised Electrical Engineers and Control & Instrument Engineers at any stage of their careers to join the team.

We focus on providing support to the existing nuclear generation fleet, nuclear new build and future reactor designs, but we also support EC&I activities across the whole Jacobs business.

During your career with us you will

  • Be part of the nuclear energy strategy in the UK to help achieve the net zero carbon goals
  • Build knowledge and experience in the EC&I discipline
  • Work across the project lifecycle from bid generation to delivery
  • Be a part of a global company driving innovation in multiple sectors

When you join the team your role will include

  • A variety of work and clients – working with multiple clients in the Nuclear sector and beyond
  • Client exposure – interacting directly with key clients and their responsible engineers
  • Research – solving complex problems for existing and new nuclear stations
  • Design – developing engineering solutions to meet clients’ needs
  • Personal learning and development – With over 60 EC&I Engineers in our team, there is significant help and advice available to support knowledge transfer and career development.

Benefits include but not limited to

Private medical insurance/critical illness/life assurance/ Digital GP service, Hybrid working, Generous pension contribution, Buy and sell Holidays up have up to 42 days leave, Share/save scheme, Salary sacrifice car leasing scheme, Professional development, Enhanced parental leave pay, wellbeing service and many more.

Here’s what you’ll need

  • Hold a relevant engineering Degree/HNC/Chartership in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Be adaptable and able to transfer existing skills onto new problems, ideally from a design background
  • Be organised and able to work on multiple projects
  • Have a passion for solving engineering design problems using CAD software
  • Due to the nature of work to be undertaken, applicants will be required to meet certain residency criteria in order to attain a minimum level of UK security clearance

Our culture

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. Find out more about life at Jacobs.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here.

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