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About the opportunity:
Jacobs is currently recruiting for a Scientific Modelling Consultant to join our Radioactive Waste Management and Disposal business. The successful applicant will be part of a multi-disciplinary team (including chemists, physicists, geologists, engineers, safety case specialists and mathematicians) to deliver a range of projects on behalf of UK-based and international customers.
Our Waste Management, Disposal and Safety Case teams have led the field of research and assessment work related to the safe management and disposal of radioactive waste, for over 30 years. The team has a wide breath of both nationally and internationally respected expertise to provide consultancy, modelling, safety case and laboratory studies to underpin the science, technology and engineering to allow the safe disposal of radioactive waste.
You will be involved in delivering an exciting and diverse range of desk-based consultancy projects undertaken for our customers in the UK and overseas. The successful candidates will focus on the development of complex geological models used to underpin the safety of geological disposal facilities. You will also provide support to other projects in the areas of decommissioning and waste management. The post offers the opportunity to apply your skills to solving real world problems for our customers. The vacancy provides an excellent opportunity for those wishing to develop their careers in our technically and commercially challenging business.

All working is currently remote; flexible working arrangements are anticipated once a safe return to the offices can be made.

Key Responsibilities include:
You will work on a range of consultancy projects for customers including radioactive waste producers, radioactive waste management organisations and regulators, both in the UK and overseas. This will include a wide variety of activities across the areas of radioactive waste management and geological disposal, including:

  •  Provision of input to a range of technical areas; this is likely to include geological modelling, and other forms of simple and complex modelling, used to underpin the safety of a future geological disposal facility in the UK.
  •  Production of concise and well-written technical reports and presentation of results to customers.
  •  Developing an understanding of the underlying requirements of our customers, and how we can meet those requirements.
  •  Analysing problems, developing solutions and delivering work to agreed timescales.
  •  Supporting other team members with business development activities.
  • Here’s What You’ll Need:

    Here’s What You’ll Need:

    Essential:

  • A postgraduate degree in earth / physical science, engineering discipline or mathematics.
  • Experience in the development and application of mathematical models.
  • Technically able, with a demonstrable track record of creative problem solving.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexible, innovative and keen to develop skills.
  • Adaptable and able to work on a variety of projects, prioritising as appropriate.
  • Able to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Enthusiasm to apply skills to the solution of real-world problems.
  • Will need to be able to obtain appropriate security clearance.
  • Desirable:

  • Experience of using GoldSim to simulate contaminant transport through complex geological settings.
  • Experience of scientific programming Python, MATLAB).
  • Ability to develop and apply a range of software tools used for coupled geological modelling COMSOL, PFLOTRAN).
  • Experience of geotechnical modelling, including rock mechanics modelling, used to support geological disposal in the UK and overseas would be advantageous.
  • Some experience or understanding of the nuclear industry would be beneficial.
  • 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. 

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