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Jacobs are recruiting for Senior Mechanical Engineers to join our Engineering Development team, which has recently won several important projects, particularly in Remote Inspection and Intervention / Handling and Robotics (RH&R), and has a host of exciting new opportunities in nuclear fusion, new reactor development, nuclear decommissioning, operational reactor maintenance and support.

As one of the fastest growing departments in CMS-I, we are regularly involved in delivering a variety of exciting bids and projects within a number of different industries and as such the ideal candidate needs to be someone with a good broad ranging technical background, who is used to taking the lead when required and has a demonstrable track record of contributing to projects effectively within a highly regulated environment. We are looking for candidates who can encourage and develop others in their team, and who are accustomed to taking a hands-on approach.

This role will be based in our Birchwood office in the North West of the UK but there will be a need for periodic visits to client sites, as projects require.

The successful candidate will support the delivery of tasks within Remote Inspection and Intervention / Handling and Robotics (RH&R) projects and also work in a bid environment. An ideal role for an ambitious person to join a team with a strong focus on development and growth opportunities for capable individuals. Your responsibilities will be supporting various and diverse nuclear clients providing Front End Engineering Design through to Full Life Cycle project requirements including:
  • To assist the Nuclear Process / Mechanical Engineering Lead in delivery of the Mechanical Engineering work packages to the required scope, quality, schedule and cost.
  • Responsible for managing the technical deliverables of the engineering packages in line with the planned deliverables agreed by the Engineering Lead.
  • Reviewing technical deliverables, e.g. reports, calculations, drawings
  • Delivering your scope of work to time and budget
  • Mentoring less experienced engineers.

  • Educated to HNC / HND or degree in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Ability to execute assigned scopes of work and provide some level of discipline expertise to the business, in support of RH&R specialist Subject Matter Experts
  • Proven experience, either professionally or recreationally, in projects related to RH&R
  • Motivated individual with the ability to work to deadlines and communicate project progress
  • Good communication skills and ability to articulate information, present solutions
  • Ability to interface and liaise with client, suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Computer literate with a good understanding of Microsoft Office packages
  • Committed to Continuous Professional Development
  • Display a broad mechanical understanding and knowledge of codes and standards, e.g. CDM, in order to be able to undertake different projects
  • Willingness to commit to limited national (and possibly international) travel in support of projects.
  • British National with eligibility to obtain and maintain full UK security clearance (SC)


  • Self-starter with a professional approach and a technical background and industry experience
  • Knowledge/experience in hydraulics and/or pneumatics
  • Knowledge/experience in vision systems and/or VR/AR
  • Knowledge/experience in automation/industrial robotics
  • Familiarity of Defence / Nuclear sector would be advantageous

Familiarity / understating of hazardous materials
Job Sector
Information Technology
Job Position
Software Engineer
Birchwood, Warrington, UK Show on map
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