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EC&I Engineer

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18 Jan 2022

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Full Time
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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, 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.

About the Opportunity:

Jacobs is currently recruiting for an EC&I Engineer to join our nuclear power business. Our team focuses on design and implementation of control and safety systems in the nuclear industry delivering projects from requirements capture through to installation and commissioning on nuclear facilities. There are many opportunities within the nuclear industry and a significant demand for EC&I Engineers to join Jacobs to help on projects both nationally and internationally across a diverse range of clients.

This role will be delivered from our Newcastle upon Tyne office. We put flexibility at the heart of what we do and we're happy to consider flexible working patterns, part-time hours and remote working. The post is for those with post graduate experience delivering EC&I activities preferably within regulated industries. Candidates will be familiar with the delivery of EC&I engineering activities such as producing engineering plans, technical reports and specifications with an ability to understand and interpret engineering drawings and technical specifications.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Full life-cycle development from requirements capture through to installation and commissioning.
  • Detailed design of either hardware or software of control or protection systems
  • Systems integration, test and validation of control, PLC, SCADA and simulator systems
  • Ability to work with limited supervision whilst delivering tasks to quality, schedule and budget.
Here's What You'll Need:
  • Degree in relevant engineering discipline (e.g. Electronic / Electrical Engineering) or successful completion of a relevant apprentice scheme.
  • Ability to work in the UK and eligible to gain BPSS and CTC vetting (minimum security clearance).
  • Evidence of working towards application for either Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status with a relevant professional body.
  • Awareness of software-based control systems (e.g. PLCs, FPGAs, SMART Components, SCADA, HMIs, DCSs, DPSs)
  • Experience of producing detailed engineering documentation.
  • The ability to understand and interpret engineering drawings and technical specifications.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Familiarity with electrical systems, control systems and process instrumentation.

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. 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 - find out more about our employee networks here.

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 require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team .

Your application experience is important to us and we're keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know.
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