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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, 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.

  • Engineering input to the project, specifically to look in depth at the schedule from an engineering perspective and to challenge the scope, assumptions and detail of the design, build and installation timescales.

  • Ensure the scope of works aligns to the Statement of Technical Requirements and meets the demands of the customer requirements (User Requirements Document (URD)) and aligns to the requirements for an Astute Class submarine.

  • Provide technical oversight on behalf of the MOD client of progression on the key workfaces and support the Project Manager in monitoring progress.

  • Support assessment of the Earned Value Management (EVM) data submissions and provide the Project Manager with requisite technical reports against the EVM position, include recovery options.

  • Provide Technical input to the ongoing management of the Risk Log and assessments of progress against mitigation actions by the contractor.

  • Provide Subject Matter Expert (SME) view on the integration of the submarine requirements and Pressure Water Reactor 2 (PWR2) Safety Case with the Facility Safety Case.

  • Monitoring of progression of the Facility Safety Case towards Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR) approval.

  • Act as the project interface with Nuclear Propulsion (NP) project team in generation of the nuclear safety case.

  • Support generation of all internal governance documentation, including (as required) Final Business Case updates, Review Notes and Assurance documentation.Essential:

  • Due to client imposed security restrictions, and the current tempo of the project, all candidates must be sole British Nationals and hold a current SC clearance

  • Deep understanding of MoD Knowledge in Defence (KiD) and Approvals (JSP655) processes

  • Significant experience of operation of and delivery of Marine Infrastructure Projects - Major civils/structures, Docks, Berths, Buildings, Cranes, Services

  • Experienced senior professional Project Manager with significant experience of working at a senior level embedded within a MOD procurement organisation

  • Experience of coordinating project managers, engineers and client team in the development of estimates and in schedule and cost modelling to support project approvals

  • Deep understanding of Submarine design and operations, including a detailed understanding of the design and operations of the Nuclear Steam Raising Plant (NSRP)

  • Proven experience in generating all documentation and stakeholder engagement necessary in support of achieving an approved defence nuclear safety case

  • SC Clearance

  • Proven ability to provide good clear technical documents and briefs to senior levels

  • Proven ability to operate discretely in commercially sensitive environments

  • Sole British National with current SC clearance (client mandatory requirement)


  • Experience in MOD Project Controls and Project Management techniques and processes

  • Pre and post contract NEC experience

  • Some understanding of UK Nuclear Regulatory framework and its impact on cost norms, productivity factors.

  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner whilst remaining robust in a challenging commercial environment.

  • Some knowledge of the submarine enterprise, and experience operating withing the main site locations.

    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

    Due to client imposed security restrictions, and the current tempo of the project, all candidates must be sole British Nationals and hold a current SC clearance .

    Additionally, successful candidates 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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    Project Manager
    Postal Code
    Abbey Wood, London SE2, UK Show on map
    London SE2
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