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Hydrogen Technical Specialist

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Hydrogen Technical Specialist

About the opportunity:

Within our Water and Environment business our Energy team advises clients on the challenges and opportunities regarding decarbonisation/net zero and sustainability issues specifically in relation to requirements for delivering the global energy transition. This includes decentralised, decarbonised generation and management, innovation in technologies and energy sources, as well as policy and regulatory support.

We are currently seeking a hydrogen technical specialist to expand our team to help deliver continued growth in our services and greater value to our client's requirements. A key element of this is being at the forefront of dynamic change, in terms of energy generation, management and distribution.

The successful candidate will have proven project engineering and delivery experience of hydrogen projects in an engineering or consulting environment, including hydrogen production technologies and their applications. A technical understanding of how this relates to project development and integration of hydrogen solutions with the rest of the energy system will also be beneficial.

The successful candidate will also be able to work collaboratively with our operations and sales teams to provide client focus and support, innovative solutions to our clients most challenging problems, connect and nurture our technical resources and evolve a hydrogen/alternative energy technical practice that is future ready.

It is not essential that your background is in the Power or Energy sectors, as we recognise that hydrogen is an evolving sector and that key resources may transition from other industries to participate in the evolving hydrogen sector.

The Role

In your role, you'll provide Project Design Management and Design Engineering for a range of a range of opportunities including hydrogen production and storage, distribution and export, end user infrastructure and hydrogen hubs/valleys/clusters.

To support these services, you'll lead a range of activities from feasibility design through to the preparation of technical specifications, production of detailed construction drawings and design compliance checks throughout the design process.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Leading work streams and delivery of consultancy projects, delivering on time and to budget
  • Actively participating in client engagement and business development opportunities in pursuit of future work for the business
  • Ensuring concept and detailed designs meet client scoping requirements and compliance with their technical specifications
  • Conducting engineering reviews, quality assurance checks and approval of design drawings, reports, construction programmes and other deliverables
  • Acting as main point of contact with the client during the various design phases.
  • Carrying out system design studies
You need to enjoy working in a dynamic team environment and where necessary using your expertise to guide other members of staff. You'll also require the ability to lead bid preparation, deliver to tight timescales, be technically accurate and to manage a number of schemes simultaneously, either as the lead or as part of a team. Strong verbal and written communication skills, and excellent quantitative and problem-solving skills are essential as part of this role.

Jacobs has a strong ethos for safety in our BeyondZero approach, so you would be expected to have a positive attitude to health and safety, especially to eliminate or reduce the risk early in the design process,

  • Bachelor's Degree and/or Masters in Engineering
  • Membership of an Engineering Institution
  • Proven experience of hydrogen production, storage, distribution and utilization
  • An understanding of energy policy & innovation
  • Proven project engineering and delivery experience of hydrogen projects in an engineering or consulting environment
  • Proven track record of delivering innovative solutions

Jacobs is a "Relationship" focused company and the building and developing of these relationships with our clients is a significant and important part of this role.

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We're invested in you and your success. 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.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit to view and access our roles.

As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here .

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.
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