Warrington, United Kingdom Countrywide,United Kingdom
1d ago


Role Overview We are looking for a Mechanical Designer to support a variety of exciting projects within Engineering Development.

Engineering Development has recently won several large important projects and has a host of new and exciting opportunities in nuclear fusion, new reactor development, nuclear decommissioning and operational reactor maintenance and support.

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.

About Jacobs Nuclear Jacob’s nuclear business is a leading player in the big science, energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.

We have offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Cumbria, Reading and London.

We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.

Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in all of the industries we serve.

We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, both internationally and in the UK, developing strong relationships with our clients and implementing cutting-edge processes and technologies.

What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds.

You'll work closely with our clients and be committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.

Skills / Experience

  • Innovative and creative
  • Mechanical handling experience
  • In-Cell / Nuclear Containment Design Experience
  • Minimum HNC / BTEC
  • Competent in the use of 2D and 3D Autodesk computer aided drafting packages
  • Knowledge of relevant drawing standards BS8888, BS5070 and BS EN 61082
  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant experience in the Nuclear Industry
  • Knowledge and experience of the EDF Energy design process is advantageous
  • Knowledge and experience of EDF Energy standards is advantageous
  • Awareness of Designer Role’ CDM regulatory requirements
  • Good communication skills both oral and written Responsibilities
  • Develop design concepts into scheme drawings and translate into General Arrangement, Sub-Assembly and detail drawings in accordance with British Standard and client specifications.
  • Work alongside and support fellow design team members.
  • Liaise with other engineering disciplines.
  • Prepare for and attend design reviews / HAZOPS as required.
  • Work alongside Mechanical Design Lead and Mechanical Engineer to develop engineering concepts
  • What do you get? As well as exciting roles on projects in the UK and abroad; in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Jacobs : 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 an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 counties you will have access to international career opportunities.
  • For your peace of mind :

  • We offer life insurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as income protection and life assurance 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.
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