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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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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.

Business Unit Description:

With more than fifty years of Nuclear experience, Jacobs has unrivalled nuclear capability and provides full life-cycle solutions to our nuclear clients. Services include programme and project management, design and engineering, reactor support, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance, (radioactive) waste management, decommissioning and clean-up.

We have consistently delivered value and innovation to technically challenging and complex nuclear and environmental-related projects by offering multidisciplinary capabilities, technical expertise, proven processes and a commitment to regulatory compliance, health, safety and quality workmanship.

Role Outline/Responsibilities:

Client Overview:

As part of the Responsible Designer for the Hinkley Point C 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:

The Contract Engineer will work as part of the Construction Support Team, which is responsible for the Site Design Liaison Team (SDLT) and all other construction support activities.

Will be responsible for ensuring that the contracts progress according to the cost and schedule.

Main Activities:

For the contracts managed by the construction support team the activities may include but not be limited to:

Prepare and analyse Work Orders.

Prepare outgoing and analyse incoming contract variations.

Manage the Early Warnings and associated Risk Reduction Meetings.

Maintain the Risk Registers.

Maintain and develop the contractual events log.

Gather project data and produce reports for management review.

Develop and improve contract management tools.

Analyse and process Applications for Payment.

Contribute to annual cash flow forecasting.

Manage the interface with other design and construction contracts.

Implement lessons learnt and share good practice on contract management.

Business Travel:

  • Regular trips to the Hinkley Point C (HPC) construction site and potential trips to Paris, France

    Key Relationships:

  • Construction Support Team / Engineering Team / SDLT

    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 is not paid for this role

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

    Note5: Please provide travel plan to Bristol to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this applicationEssential:

  • Contract management experience

  • Civil engineering / construction qualified with relevant work experience in similar role

  • 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


  • Knowledge of project management principles

  • NEC3 or similar

  • Target Price contract experience

  • Experience of working in a fast pace engineering project environment

  • Experience in previous EPR or other nuclear projects

  • French language skills - written & verbal - able to produce technical documents in French

    Software & Tools:

  • Access

  • 3D viewer

  • Knowledge of or desire to learn Primavera P6

  • MS Office & Outlook

    Security Clearance:

  • BPSS level clearance required

    Accepting candidates: Engineer / Snr Engineer - 5 to 10 years' experience

    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

    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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