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Principal Mechanical Engineer

Closing date
18 Jan 2022

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Full Time
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Jacobs' Decommissioning business delivers waste management and nuclear decommissioning solutions to our clients in the UK, Europe and Asia. We provide client-specific services ranging from one-off technical solutions, to long-term partnering with our clients. Our teams of multidiscipline engineers and project managers design and deliver decommissioning projects on some of the world's most complex and safety critical sites. Our two purpose-built technology centres facilitate the development of new technologies, and in our laboratories in the UK and in Slovakia we continue to invent products and testing methodologies to solve our clients' environmental challenges
  • Lead functional input to own projects, including where relevant leading the input of other (possibly multidisciplinary) engineers and subcontractors, to ensure engineering delivery meets scope, time, cost and quality
  • Plan and prioritise own work and that of more junior staff so that parallel activities are all completed in a timely manner
  • Carry out engineering calculations and check the work of more junior staff to delivery a quality functional input to projects
  • Generate and check engineering estimates and execution strategies to provide optimal solutions and eliminate errors
  • Manage suppliers to ensure cost effective, timely delivery
  • Proactively generate value adding options within projects to offer to clients to improve both the chance of winning work and satisfaction with completed and ongoing work
  • Provide functional support and guidance to more junior staff to develop both them as individuals and the capability of the team as a whole
  • Keep abreast of current technology so that technical input to projects takes account of new developments
  • Professionally qualified (eg Chartered) Engineer
  • Substantial relevant experience in relevant project design work
  • Team leadership capability
  • Excellent technical skills
  • Site based experience
  • Competent in project management
  • Commercial awareness
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