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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.

Visit jacobs.com and connect with Jacobs on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Critical Mission Solutions

Your mission is our mission.

We're 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'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.

Radioactive Waste Management Consultant/Portfolio Lead: We wish to recruit a principal consultant to work in our office at Harwell near Oxford in the Radioactive Waste Management Team. The successful candidate should be self-motivated and have established technical expertise and project management experience in the area of radioactive waste management. The post offers the opportunity to lead consultancy project portfolios/frameworks, business development activities and technical delivery. Excellent technical writing skills for production and peer review of high quality technical reports as well as successful proposals is a key requirement. There is opportunity to support the team leader with the development of skills in more junior members of the team with potential for line management responsibilities. The vacancy provides an excellent opportunity for those wishing to develop their careers in our technically and commercially challenging business.

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 includes a wide variety of activities across the areas of integrated radioactive waste management, spent fuels and nuclear materials. Depending on the specialisms and experience of the applicant, work could include:

Management or technical delivery of consultancy projects within your area of specialism.

Management of frameworks and/or project portfolios.

Management of customer and stakeholder relationships.

Business development activities including, but not limited to, technical bid writing.

Identifying and leading strategic growth opportunities.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, innovative and able to work on a number of varied projects and opportunities.
  • Broad knowledge of radioactive waste management issues.
  • Proven project management skills and good commercial awareness.
  • Ability to create, lead and/or develop project portfolios.
  • Experience in developing proposals and leading business development activities.
  • Strong stakeholder management capabilities.
  • Influencing skills that will drive the performance of others.
  • Excellent technical writing/reviewing skills.
  • Will need to be able to obtain appropriate security clearance.
  • A good first degree (2:1 or better) or higher degree in a physical science, chemistry or engineering discipline OR equivalent training/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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