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Jacobs Principal Control & Instrumentation Engineer in Birchwood, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

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 for a Principal C&I Engineer to join our Nuclear Power and Engineering Technical Services (NPETS) business. NPETS is entering an exciting phase of opportunity by supporting our key client’s UK nuclear fleet through a business transformation and by supporting many small and advanced modular reactor developers to develop their designs. Our nuclear work is varied covering Concept Development, New Build, Generation, Life Extension and Defueling, our capabilities are in demand across the nuclear sector.

On Joining the NPETS business in Jacobs you will be part of a global company driving innovation in multiple sectors, you will profit from the knowledge and advice available from over 350 EC&I engineers in the UK and you will be contributing to net zero carbon goals in the UK and internationally.

This role will be based at one of our UK NPETS offices (Warrington, Newcastle, Knutsford, Gloucester, Dorchester or Didcot). We put flexibility at the heart of what we do and we’re happy to consider flexible working patterns. Key responsibilities will be:

  • Act as the Responsible Engineer on projects.

  • Lead project delivery teams across the project lifecycle from bid generation, through concept and detailed design development to installation and commissioning.

  • Own and manage project budgets.

  • Built and manage client relationships, and leverage those relationships to deliver continued opportunities and new business leads.

  • Work on systems integration, testing and validation of PLC, SCADA and simulator systems.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the practical aspects of implementing engineering designs and understand the use of standards and compliance with regulatory requirements in an engineering environment.

  • Produce high-quality technical reports.

  • Simplify complex problems and build and maintain valuable relationships.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Degree qualified or equivalent (e.g. HNC/HND with significant experience) in C&I or another relevant discipline.

  • Chartered Engineer status with a relevant professional body.

  • Previous team leadership, line management, technical lead or Responsible Engineer experience.

  • Awareness of civil nuclear plant systems, structures and components and associated design and assessment guidelines (or relevant engineering principles from other highly regulated industries).

  • Understanding of the relevant guidelines, standards and practices (e.g., IEC 61508, 61511, 61513, 61226, ONR SAPs / TAGS).

  • Experience in the systematic design lifecycle of a C&I system; including specification, design, assessment, verification, testing, installation, commissioning and maintenance of safety or process critical I&C Systems.

  • Knowledge of high integrity hardware or software-based control systems for industrial equipment.

  • Motivated team member with the ability to work to deadlines and communicate project progress.

  • Good communication skills and ability to articulate information to a broad range of stakeholders.

  • Committed to Continuous Professional Development.

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. (https://careers.jacobs.com/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. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. 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. If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.