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Graduate Technical Safety Engineer


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Jacobs employ some of the UK's most experienced and skilled technical services professionals and has grown to over 7,000 people in locations across the UK.

Jacobs & CH2M - Hello, future

Jacobs and CH2M are one company! This changes everything about our industry.

At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and we’re looking for the most talented and passionate individuals out there to be our next generation of leaders.

EC&R in Park Square is involved in projects covering a wide range of sectors including refining, petrochemical, bulk commodity chemicals, fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

The Graduate/postgraduate Technical Safety Engineer will contribute to ensuring that the Technical Safety (including Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE)) aspects of each project design within the remit of the business’ operations are maintained to the relevant acceptable standards and comply with applicable legislation. In addition, execute and monitor Design HSE activities which typically will entail:

As a Graduate Technical Safety Engineer your activities will typically entail:

  • Planning and prioritising your own work to ensure that functional project requirements on scope, time and cost are met.
  • Assisting in coordinating Technical safety activities and deliverables across the various industry sectors.
  • Gathering and compiling process safety and environmental information
  • Assistance in preparation and execution of: Hazard Studies (HAZID-ENVID/HAZOP/LOPA); HSE Checklist and
  • Design Basis; Design HSE Review such as Human Factors, Hazardous Area Classification, Inherent Safety, Alarm Prioritisation.
  • To support Client requests for discrete Design HSE activities, e.g. consequence modelling and frequency assessments.

At the end of each project phase, ensure that all lists, files reports, etc. are filed correctly, ready for input to the next project phase.

Ensure that work complies with all necessary corporate, departmental and legislative requirements and procedures, to guarantee that the necessary consistency and quality of delivery is maintained



  • Chemical Engineering Degree or equivalent (minimum 2:1).
  • Post graduate qualification (e.g. MSc) in Loss Prevention or Process Safety.
  • An ability to work in a project-based environment.
  • Strong team working ethic.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • The ability to produce well-presented and easy to understand reports.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong Mathematical and Computer software skills.
  • A focus on results and project delivery.
  • The drive and motivation to become a Chartered Engineer.


  • Relevant work experience is a clear advantage particularly in working on or exposure to COMAH cases and/or offshore safety cases.
  • Familiarity with consequence modelling.
  • Ability to travel. Projects are both UK based and International and therefore travel to Client offices and Sites will be undertaken to support the activity. On occasion this may mean assignments in the UK or overseas.
  • Ability to acquire security clearance

Start your journey with Jacobs

Jacobs Graduate Development Programme (GDP) is recognised throughout industry as a benchmark of good practice and is designed to fulfil the needs of all graduates, in addition to technical development needs specific to their particular discipline.

Graduates complete a series of competencies based upon business requirements, comprising the optimum mix of blended learning which complements chartership progression and provides them with the technical and business acumen required to advance their career. Additional benefits include:

  • An invitation to attend our residential 'Graduate Conference' weekend in the Lake District to meet Jacobs graduates from across the globe and members of senior management
  • Paid holidays of up to 32 days; inclusive of national and public holidays
  • A broad flexible benefits package including the option to buy additional holidays, travel insurance, contributory pension scheme and the cycle to work scheme.

Join Jacobs. We want you to grow…


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Job ID Number: ECR0001K7
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Opportunity Overview

  • January 31st, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Manchester
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Chemical

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