• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Your Impact:

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Our Critical Mission Solutions business – we are invested in you and your success. Everything we do – whether Aerospace, Defence, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications – is more than just a project. It is our challenge as human beings, too. That is why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It is our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world’s greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Flexibility is key to our future business strategy and to our “Future of Work” plans. With this in mind we are actively considering flexible work patterns for all of our roles. Feel free to apply and we can discuss both hours and working patterns to suit the needs of all.

About the opportunity:

We wish to recruit enthusiastic scientists to join our Radioactive Waste Management Consultancy Team. The successful candidates will focus on modelling work to support fundamental understanding of performance challenges for radioactive waste and/or the clear communication of such work in the support of safety arguments. This may include the need to liaise with stakeholders and records holders to ensure that appropriate evidence is available to support safety arguments. The post offers the opportunity to apply skills to solving real world problems for our customers, and supporting them with the communication of this knowledge. The vacancy provides an excellent opportunity for those wishing to develop their careers in our technically and commercially challenging business. The work is part of a wider programme within decommissioning and waste management and candidates should expert to provide support and insight to a range of diverse projects.

Jacobs is committed to the continuing professional development of our staff. You will have excellent opportunities to drive your own progression in areas of technical, management and business development capabilities whilst broadening the wider interests of our company. 

Key Responsibilities: 

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. Work could be to support a variety of activities where safety justifications are underpinned by modelling/analysis and accompanying expertise of safety justifications in highly regulated environments. Areas of expertise could include, but not be limited to: 

  • Criticality safety calculations and/or arguments for fissile materials at any stage of a disposal lifecycle, including long timescales for geological disposal. This could include compliance requirements for records in support of assumptions or parameters employed, for example.
  • Thermal modelling of radioactive waste under storage, transport or disposal conditions.
  • Performance assessments for radioactive materials within transport or disposal containers, including under accident conditions. Familiarity with the regulatory requirements for transport of radioactive materials or the operation of nuclear facilities would be valued.
  • In all such areas, or similar, the ability to critically challenge or review the work of others is welcomed. 

    Key responsibilities will also include:

  • Production of high quality technical reports or presentations on the outcome of your work, tailored to the requirements of a range of stakeholders, as appropriate.
  • Supporting the production of robust, quality assured, inputs to models and the post-processing of results.
  • Interactions with, and presentation of, results to customers. 
  • Supporting other team members with business development activities in driving growth 
  • Delivering work to agreed timescales, excellent quality and cost. 
  • Here’s What You’ll Need:

    Here’s What You’ll Need: 

  • Numerate with excellent attention to detail in modelling and data handling.
  • Experience in relevant modelling software.
  • Excellent and demonstrable technical writing skills. 
  • Flexible, innovative, keen to develop skills and apply knowledge widely to real-world problems. 
  • Adaptable, able to work on a number of varied projects at the same time, prioritising as appropriate. 
  • Able to work in multi-disciplinary teams. 
  • Will need to be able to obtain appropriate security clearance.
  • Experience or understanding of the nuclear industry, including the regulatory requirements that apply. 
  • A good first degree (2:1 or better) or higher degree in a physical science, mathematics or engineering discipline OR equivalent training/experience. 
  • Experience of mentoring development staff 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. 

    Our Culture:

    We’re invested in you and your success. 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 make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. 

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    Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

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