Senior Modeller: Radioactive Waste Transport and Disposal
Flood Modeller
Didcot, United Kingdom Countrywide,United Kingdom
6d ago

Your Impact :

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed today and into tomorrow.

With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships.

We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

We are recruiting for a Senior Modeller to join our Radioactive Waste Management Consultancy Team. You will focus on modelling work to support fundamental understanding of performance challenges for radioactive waste and / or the clear communication of such work in the support of safety arguments.

This may include the need to liaise with stakeholders and records holders to ensure that appropriate evidence is available to support safety arguments.

Jacobs offers the opportunity to apply skills to solving real world problems for our customers and supporting them with the communication of this knowledge.

This is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to develop their careers in our technically and commercially challenging business.

The work is part of a wider programme within decommissioning and waste management and candidates should expert to provide support and insight to a range of diverse projects.

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 could be to support a variety of activities where safety justifications are underpinned by modelling / analysis and accompanying expertise of safety justifications in highly regulated environments.

Areas of expertise could include, but not be limited to :

  • Criticality safety calculations and / or arguments for fissile materials at any stage of a disposal lifecycle, including long timescales for geological disposal.
  • This could include compliance requirements for records in support of assumptions or parameters employed, for example.

  • Thermal modelling of radioactive waste under storage, transport or disposal conditions.
  • Performance assessments for radioactive materials within transport or disposal containers, including under accident conditions.
  • Familiarity with the regulatory requirements for transport of radioactive materials or the operation of nuclear facilities would be valued.

  • Production of high-quality technical reports or presentations on the outcome of your work, tailored to the requirements of a range of stakeholders, as appropriate.
  • Supporting the production of robust, quality assured, inputs to models and the post-processing of results.
  • Interactions with, and presentation of, results to customers.
  • Supporting other team members with business development activities in driving growth
  • Delivering work to agreed timescales, excellent quality and cost.
  • Here's What You'll Need :

    Experience / Skills :

  • Numerate with excellent attention to detail in modelling and data handling.
  • Experience in relevant modelling software.
  • Excellent and demonstrable technical writing skills.
  • Experience or understanding of the nuclear industry, including the regulatory requirements that apply.
  • Experience of mentoring development staff would be beneficial.
  • Flexible, innovative, keen to develop skills and apply knowledge widely to real-world problems.
  • Adaptable, able to work on a number of varied projects at the same time, prioritising as appropriate.
  • Able to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Will need to be able to obtain appropriate security clearance.
  • First degree (2 : 1) or higher degree in a physical science, mathematics or engineering discipline OR equivalent training / experience.
  • Our Culture

    Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed.

    We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. http : / / Find out more about life at Jacobs.

    We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

    We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave.

    This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s http : / / find out more about our employee networks here.

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