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At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 52,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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Business Unit Description:

Critical Mission Solutions

Your mission is our mission.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It's 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.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed -today and into tomorrow.

Role Outline/Responsibilities:

Client Overview:

As part of the Responsible Designer for the Hinkley Point C (HPC) project, our Client provides Engineering Design support for the Balance of the Nuclear Island (BNI).

This role is a member of a large integrated team seconded into Client team focused on providing high quality design, engineering knowledge & expertise.

Assignment Scope:

An experienced Civil Engineer is required to support the HR Civils Team Lead. As part of a team, under the Team Lead, the Civil Engineer will be responsible for modifying and adapting the design received from the Back Office, substantiating the adapted design of the HR Building reinforced concrete structures on the Hinkley Point C project. The Civil Engineer will be supported by a group of detailed designers.

They work closely with the Client and the Clients Tier 1 Civils Contractor.

The civil work design is made on TEKLA and used as a deliverable directly for construction activities for different tasks.

Main Activities:

As part of the Civil team, the engineer will assist in:

  • Modifying reinforced concrete structure designs compliant with the ETC-C, other relevant codes

  • Maintaining Client's QA procedures in delivering the CW design

  • Working with the CAD designers in the preparation of the design drawings/models

  • Managing engineering changes in line with company procedures

  • Liaising with colleagues in France - Paris, Malakoff

    Key Relationships:

  • Building Layout team (SDLT) (Site)

  • Piping Layout team (SDLT) (Site)

  • Civils team (Paris)

  • Client (HPC Site)

    Key Competencies:


  • The ability to innovate, think laterally and implement processes

  • Ability to influence stakeholders and resources

  • Ability to engage multiple stakeholders with different objectives


  • Being honourable, trustworthy, fair and honest - respecting confidentiality


  • Get results and make things happen

  • Ability to influence stakeholders with both within and external to client business


  • Engaging and influencing a team of professionals

  • Recognising, drawing out and utilising the skills of others

  • Share knowledge, experience, reward and leadership

  • Create a working environment of safety, autonomy and trust


    Note1: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake

    Note2: Based on our Client site Monday to Friday - 40 hours per week

    Note3: Travel and Subsistence weekly allowance would be paid for this role (not paid if residing in the Bridgwater area)

    Note4: Service Incentive - on completion of 12-month continuous service in post - there is a salary uplift of 5% paid

    Note5: There is no parking available at HPC site. Free buses are supplied from either Bristol City Centre or from the Park & Ride facility located off the M5 Junction 23

    Note6: Please provide travel plan undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this applicationEssential:

  • Engineer with recognised civil engineering degree

  • Experience in design of concrete and metallic structure

  • Experience in Nuclear civil work OR complex structure

  • Experience in Structural Civil Work, Civil Design and Construction

  • Experience in detailed design or conceptual design in an office or on a civil construction site

  • Experience on project dealing with material interfaces

  • Nuclear or major Infrastructure project experience

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work in a team as well as on own initiative

  • Results focused with the ability to meet commitments & deadlines

  • Highly organised with attention to detail

  • Ability to identify continuous improvements

  • Fluent in English - written & verbal


  • Experience with on site design support

  • Experience in previous EPR or other nuclear projects

  • Experience of working in a fast pace engineering project environment

  • French language skills - written & verbal

    Software & Tools:


  • PDMS

  • MS Office & Outlook

    Security Clearance:

  • BPSS level clearance required

    Accepting Candidates: Engineer/ Chartered Engineer / Senior Engineer

    Our Culture

    At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go 'BeyondZero' by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

    We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

    When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

    To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com

    Equal Opportunities

    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.

    JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.
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