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About the opportunity:

Jacobs is currently recruiting for a Mechanical Engineer to join our New Nuclear & Generation Services Business. The candidate will be based at Booths Park offices in Knutsford with the possibility of being able to travel to other sites and Jacobs offices, as required. There will also be the facility to work from home dependent on client and project requirements. You will report into the Plant Optimisation and Engineering Manager and work closely with the Mechanical Technical Lead.

The successful candidate must be highly motivated and proactive and looking to develop their technical capabilities. The Mechanical Engineering post is for those with experience of working within the civil, nuclear or other highly regulated industries. Candidates will be familiar with the requirements of working in a regulated environment with providing ER support and as a Jacobs employee, you will deliver work to high HSSE standards in compliance to HSSE regulations.

The role offers good variety of work and opportunities to become involved in reviewing design/design substantiation, producing/revising safety cases, advising on maintenance/testing requirements, production of calculations, providing advice on wide ranging technical issues and queries and supporting refurbishment/modification projects to extend life of plant & equipment.

Key responsibilities:

• Prepare technical reports, reliability reviews and other safety case supporting documentation
• Work to continuously improve maintenance practices and equipment reliability within the customer organisation through knowledge of mechanical systems, maintenance optimisation principals etc.
• Support the development of proposals and tenders by providing accurate estimates of work
• Maintain and develop successful working relationships with engineers within client organisations
• Work in a safe and sustainable manner and strive for continuous improvement in these areas

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s What You’ll Need: 

• Degree qualified Mechanical engineer (or accomplished engineer through apprentice route with relevant expertise)
• Chartered or Incorporated member (or working towards Chartership) of IMechE or equivalent
• Knowledge of and ability to apply standards and regulations related to one of the technical disciplines
• Knowledge/experience of design and/or design substantiation
• Demonstrable experience in one or more of the following technical disciplines:
• Cranes/Lifting equipment
• Pipework (designed to ASME code)
• Rotating plant
• Proven history of system analysis which leads to making recommendations of how a system is performing and where improvements can be made
• Knowledge of Civil nuclear plant systems, structures and component and associated design and assessment guidelines a distinct advantage
• Self-motivated, with an ability and desire to work collaboratively with other organisations to create new opportunities
• Ability to think innovatively and solve complex problems
• Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing 

Part time or flexible working will be considered for the right candidate.

Why Jacobs?
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