Jacobs is recruiting for a Senior EC&I Engineer to support a new, challenging, nuclear project. Based out of the Jacobs North West offices, these roles will support the development of E,C&I systems for new reactor designs. This is an exciting opportunity with a remit for strong technical delivery.  


  • Degree qualified / Chartered Engineer (or the ability to attain CEng). 
  • A control system and instrumentation background in a highly regulated domain Familiarity with nuclear reactor technologies, in particular an appreciation of the E,C&I systems for pressurised water reactor designs, would be desirable 
  • Functional safety knowledge (IEC 61508 or IEC 61513) including the basic concepts of defence in depth design approaches 
  • Knowledge of the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) Safety Assessment Principles (SAPs) relevant to E, C & I and the associated Technical Assessment Guides (TAGs) 003 and 046 
  • An understanding of the Claim, Argument, Evidence (CAE) approach to safety case presentation would be an advantage 
  • Knowledge of the both software and hardware qualification of configurable/programmable systems would be an advantage 
  • Full project lifecycle experience, including requirements capture and management, Verification and Validation etc 
  • Project planning experience 
  • Excellent communication skills, especially written (production of technical reports will be a key part of this role) 
  • A clear understanding of the difference between requirements and the design 
  • Comfortable working at a high level but understands what is needed to achieve detailed requirement delivery 
  • Able to act as, or support the activities of, an “Intelligent Customer” as defined in the ONR SAPs 
  • Takes responsibility for nuclear safety with the ability to challenge appropriately Works well with others and builds and maintains relationships 
  • Able and willing to travel domestically as required for the role   

Role specific requirements 

  • Knowledge of electrical power distribution systems for nuclear power plant 
  • In-depth knowledge of the design of reactor protection systems for pressurised water reactors 
  • Experience in the development of E, C & I design documents for large scale projects including Basis of Design Documents and Design Guides 
  • Have the ability to develop E, C & I designs for pressurised water reactors from first principles 
  • Experienced in the operation and maintenance requirements for pressurised water reactors 

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 
  • 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.