Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Project Engineer – (Electrical / Control / Instrumentation)


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Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, and construction – and program - management. Our 77,000+ employees in 400+ locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country’s most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.


About us.

Business Unit Description:

With more than fifty years of Nuclear experience, Jacobs has unrivalled nuclear capability and provides full life-cycle solutions to our nuclear clients. Services include programme and project management, design and engineering, reactor support, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance, (radioactive) waste management, decommissioning and clean-up.

We have consistently delivered value and innovation to technically challenging and complex nuclear and environmental-related projects by offering multidisciplinary capabilities, technical expertise, proven processes and a commitment to regulatory compliance, health, safety and quality workmanship.

Role Outline/Responsibilities:

The current Jacobs Framework supports the client in the following Discipline Areas:

  • Project Management
  • Project Engineering
  • Quality Management & Engineering
  • HSE Management & Engineering.

The client owns and operates 8 nuclear, 2 coal and 1 gas-fired power stations, plus gas storage facilities, renewable assets and two administration offices. The coming together of the coal, gas and renewable assets with nuclear stations makes it the largest electricity supplier by volume and the biggest generator of low carbon electricity in Britain, providing 25% of the UK’s total electricity.

The projects encompass the full spectrum of the Investment Delivery Process from Concept, through Design, to Implementation and Commissioning. All disciplines, Mechanical, Electrical, C&I, Civils & Construction.

Role Overview:

This is an exciting opportunity and we are seeking enthusiastic any engineering discipline (Electrical / Control / Instrumentation) graduates with 0-2 years’ industry experience who have a desire to progress their careers within Nuclear Power.

Essential Traits:

  • The candidate should have good leadership qualities, be highly motivated, well organised and capable of working within a closely-knit team.
  • They need to be able to respond well to the demands of working in the nuclear sector.
  • They need to be able to communicate, build relationships, be proactive and be part of a team.


  • Health & Safety
  • Business Acumen
  • Challenge and Change
  • Decision Making
  • Leadership Values
  • Building Relationships
  • Leading through Teamwork
  • Open Communication
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Achievement Orientation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of the project engineering teams to assist in safely delivering projects to time, cost, quality & scope.
  • Assist in developing and executing effective delivery strategies and plans in line with the overall Project Execution Plan (PEP), setting out how the programme of work will be managed, organised and executed.
  • Assist in developing specifications and project work packages.
  • Maintain effective communications with all Stakeholders.
  • Participate in Health and Safety inspections of work/construction sites.
  • Assist in Quality inspections.



  • Engineering Degree qualified, Electrical / Control / Instrumentation disciplines.
  • Appreciation of Safety as a number one priority in project engineering delivery.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Positive and professional approach.
  • Problem solving and the ability to work within a dynamic team.
  • Enthusiastic, inquisitive and confident, with an appetite to learn and personal focus on delivery/getting things done.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communications skills & interpersonal skills, including questioning for clarification and establishing of facts, observation and active listening.
  • Ability to cope well under pressure & work within tight timeframes,
  • Clear decision-making ability with the acumen to judge complex situations & assess when to escalate issues.
  • Self-motivated, able to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Fluent English – written & verbal.


  • Understanding of the UK nuclear industry; including Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental factors.
  • Formal project management qualification - PMQ preferable (APMP-level D).
  • Experience of working in a fast pace engineering project environment
  • French language – written & verbal.

Security Clearance:

  • BPSS level security clearance required.


  • Must recognise the importance of nuclear safety and zero harm.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

As well as our accredited training programmes which will help you to achieve professional status, you will be supported by an experienced mentor to complete the Jacobs Graduate Development Programme (GDP).
Working through a range of internal and external training courses, key skills will aid your development in all technical management and interpersonal skills required for success in a project focused environment.

We also offer a range of benefits to complement a competitive salary:

  • Salary increase for every GDP key skill completed on time.
  • 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.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: ATE000573
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  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Hartlepool
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Project Management

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