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 

Jacobs is currently recruiting Safety Case Engineers across all levels from entry to principal to join our Safety Case team within our decommissioning and radioactive waste management business. The role can be based at Harwell, London, Warrington Scrabster and Westlakes, and other locations will also be considered. You will join a multi-disciplinary business that delivers a range of projects on behalf of both UK and international customers.

The decommissioning and radioactive waste management business provides an exciting mixture of consultancy and engineering projects, along with delivery of challenging decommissioning related EPC projects, to major clients in the UK across both the civil nuclear and defence industries. Overseas, we are delivering similarly interesting and exciting projects for clients in the Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe and Japan.

The primary focus of our Safety Case Team is the provision of safety analysis and safety case support to waste management and decommissioning projects, supporting licensees, future licensees, waste management organisations and regulators.

Alongside this, there are opportunities to support clients across the full Nuclear Lifecycle, including prospective licensees, reactor designers and vendors; nuclear site operators; industry bodies and regulators; and research institutions.

Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and budget is well recognised by our clients and our technical excellence and strong client relationships put us at the forefront of our industry, along with our proven expertise in managing large, complex projects in the UK and overseas. This provides the opportunity to experience a variety of projects and clients, collaborating to achieve outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.

You will have the opportunity to work alongside a diverse group of team members to meet our evolving customer needs. You will also be supported to develop your skills and experience as well as offered opportunities to build a successful career and lead technical teams and take responsibility for project delivery.

The role may require travel to other sites to facilitate efficient and effective delivery.

Key responsibilities

As a Safety Case Engineer, you will also be responsible for implementing Safety Case Procedures and maintaining the required standards of technical quality. You will be supporting nuclear clients providing Nuclear Safety Case support through the full life cycle including:

  • Participating in hazard identification studies (e.g. HAZIDs, HAZOPs, SWIFTs).
  • Supporting the preparation of qualitative and quantitative risk assessments (e.g. FTAs, FMEA, ETA, QRA).
  • Preparation of safety case documentation and reports.
  • Preparing safety case strategy reports.
  • Preparing technical reports.

Here’s what you’ll need

  • Degree qualified or equivalent in a scientific or engineering discipline.
  • Good communication skills and ability to articulate information.
  • Experience in preparing technical reports.
  • Self-starter with a professional leadership approach and a technical background.
  • An ability to make good engineering judgement whilst acknowledging limitations of knowledge.

It would be advantageous to have one of more of the following

  • Understanding of Safety Assessment Principles and their role and application to modern standards safety case preparation.
  • Knowledge and experience in the development of safety case documentation in the nuclear industry or another highly regulated industry.
  • Ability to interface and liaise with key client and internal stakeholders.
  • For more senior roles, successful delivery of safety cases deliverables on complex projects and development of junior staff.

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.

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.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

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