Principal Nuclear Environmental Consultant

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
GBP 40,000 - 60,000
Job description

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 Principal Nuclear Environmental Consultant to join our Radioactive Waste Management Consultancy business. Due to the rapid growth of our business in the civil nuclear waste management and environment sector, we require more support to deliver and continue to expand our expertise.

Jacobs has a leading role in waste strategy, inventory and compliance underpinning the future management of radioactive waste, spent nuclear fuels and nuclear materials. We also support clients with Site End-State decision making and underpinning environmental activities. In the UK, we deliver a diverse range of projects for waste producers, waste management organisations and strategic authorities across all aspects of the waste lifecycle. We are delivering similarly interesting and exciting projects across the globe including projects for clients in Norway, Central & Eastern Europe and Japan.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated candidate as a Principal Nuclear Environmental Consultant to play a key role in continuing the growth of our business. You will join a friendly, highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary group The candidate will be expected to lead the technical direction of work areas providing environmental support to existing site operators and new build clients.

The vacancy provides an excellent opportunity for those wishing to develop their careers with potential to lead a growing technical area and develop a team.

We are operating under flexible working arrangements, with a mixture of office-based and home working environments. The role can be based at Harwell, Cumbria, Scrabster or Birchwood and other locations will be considered.

Key Responsibilities:

Your main responsibility will be to apply your knowledge, experience and expertise to the environmental aspects that need to be considered in site operations, radioactive waste management and nuclear decommissioning challenges. You will lead (or support) a range of consultancy projects and tasks for clients based in the UK and overseas, including:

  • Environmental underpinning activities to satisfy regulatory compliance (e.g. environmental permitting, GRR, environmental management systems).
  • Developing documentation for new build GDA Environmental Submissions (demonstrating how environmental regulations and Radioactive Substances Regulation are addressed).
  • Contributing to Environmental Impact Assessments and/or consideration of conventional impacts from waste management activities.
  • Undertaking sustainability assessments.
  • Support to site-end state development and land quality projects, including data gathering/analysis; options assessments; technical justification.
  • Lead the delivery of high-quality competitive proposals to our clients and build client relationships.
  • Support wider business development activities and provide input on the strategic direction of the team.
  • Support the development of our team through training, knowledge dissemination and mentoring.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Degree qualification (or equivalent training and experience) in appropriate environmental, physical science or engineering discipline.
  • Significant experience in a comparable role (individual candidates need experience of some of the technical topic areas described above, not necessarily all).
  • Good working knowledge of relevant regulations for nuclear site permitting and operations.
  • Experience of bid leadership and proposal preparation.
  • Ability to manage time and priorities while working on several varied projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including tailoring outputs to the requirements of different stakeholders.
  • Good people skills – able to clearly explain concepts to aid training and development of colleagues; facilitate workshops and manage stakeholder engagement activities.

Additionally, the following desirable qualities would be advantageous:

  • Actively pursuing (or already hold) relevant Chartership.
  • Recognised technical leadership within the industry
  • Practical experience of environmental management on nuclear sites
  • Willingness to travel on business on occasion. This may include sites across the UK and overseas (e.g. Europe, USA, Japan, Australia).

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 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
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