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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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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.

Jacobs are recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Designer to Join our Engineering Development team. Engineering Development has recently won a number of several important projects and has a host of exciting new opportunities in nuclear fusion, new reactor development, nuclear decommissioning, operational reactor maintenance and support

Job Mission/Purpose

CMS-I are looking to deliver a variety of exciting bids and projects within our Nuclear business. The ideal candidate is someone with a good broad ranging mechanical background who is used to taking the lead and has a demonstrable track record of contributing to mechanical projects effectively within a highly regulated environment. We are looking for candidates who can encourage and develop others in their team whilst accustomed to taking a hands-on approach.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide design drawings at all levels from concept through to Design for Manufacture in support of projects within the section and from time to time in support of other projects within the wider Wood Nuclear business.

  • Ensuring design deliverables meet required standards of accuracy and quality, that all drawings are appropriately verified and performing verification of colleagues' drawings

  • Working as part of a team with multi-disciplinary engineers and scientists - mechanical, electrical/C&I etc.

  • Supporting other related activities across the Nuclear business including liaising with project management and directly with customers.

  • Transmit documents to the Workshop Manager and to client's, as required.

  • Control and manage all drawn documents using the Autodesk Vault application.

  • Meets the financial targets agreed through the management chain in a controlled and visible manner.Required:

  • HNC/HND in a relevant engineering subject and/ or demonstrable design experience

  • Computer literate, including competent in the use of Excel for calculations

  • Knowledge of the principles of engineering drawing to support manufacturing requirements

  • Experience in designing mechanical components and systems

  • Knowledge of electro-mechanical systems, remote operations in a nuclear environment or mechanical handling preferred

  • Experienced in AutoDesk Vault, AutoCAD and AutoDesk Inventor 2D/3D design software

  • Experienced in CATIA design package preferred

  • Ability to work accurately, flexibly and to integrate own work with other discipline areas, whilst working to tight programme and budget constraints

  • Experience of small batch production and manufacturing methods


  • Self-starter with a professional approach and a technical background and industry experience

  • Familiarity of Defence / Nuclear sector would be advantageous

    For you:

    - A competitive reward package.

    - Work life balance

    - We offer flexible working; we have core and flex hours in all our permanent office locations.

    - Family friendly benefits - maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.

    - International opportunities - As a 52,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 countries you will have access to international career opportunities.

    For your peace of mind:

    We offer life assurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as income protection and private medical benefit. - To support you throughout your career you will have access to an Employee Assistance programme, which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions.

    For our communities:

    We give back to our communities, we have a matched funding community investment programme. In our global business our people are showing commitment and courage to care for the communities we operate in. You can do this by supporting causes and raising funds for charities that are important to you, your colleagues and your local area.

    Note to applicants:

  • This advert is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake. A full job description is available on request.

  • Travel costs for non-local candidates are not paid.

  • You may be expected to attend client site normal working hours Monday to Friday - 40hrs per week:

  • Please provide a travel plan to Gloucester to undertake this role including salary expectation and current notice period in your cover Letter with your application

    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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