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Graduate in Waste Management

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Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow.

Our ES&T business - we are invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defence, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It is our challenge as human beings, too. That is why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It is our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

What you’ll be doing:

At Jacobs, we’re transforming intangible ideas into innovative solutions designing the future today. 

Work on a range of consultancy projects for customers including radioactive waste producers, radioactive waste management organisations and regulators, both in the UK and overseas. Work includes a wide variety of activities across the areas of integrated radioactive waste management, spent fuels and nuclear materials and site investigation/land quality including:

  • Reviewing and assimilating numerical data/information including characterisation data and radionuclide inventories.
  • Undertaking dose rate calculations.
  • Development of basic Excel models to explore strategic options.
  • Analysing problems and developing solutions. Support to radioactive waste management organisations to assess disposability cases and/or support the development of radioactive waste management cases.
  • The development of radioactive waste management strategies including: consideration of the most appropriate method for treatment and/or disposal; and high level strategic studies to support and underpin decision-making at different stages of the radioactive waste lifecycle.
  • Consideration of approaches for radioactive waste conditioning and packaging.
  • Delivering work to agreed timescales and cost.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • A good first degree (2:1 or better) or higher degree in a physical science or engineering discipline OR equivalent training/experience.
  • Numerate with good knowledge of MS Excel
  • Good technical writing skills.
  • Flexible, innovative and keen to develop skills.
  • Adaptable, able to work on a number of varied projects at the same time, prioritising as appropriate.
  • Able to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Enthusiasm to apply skills to the solution of real-world problems.
  • Will need to be able to obtain appropriate security clearance.

Ideally, here’s what you’ll also have:

  • Proven communication skills; both verbally and written
  • Demonstrated a previous interest in working in the Engineering Sector
  • Full driving licence

Why Jacobs?

Recognised throughout industry as a benchmark of good practice our Graduate Development Programme offers a structured approach to Continuous Professional Development. You’ll benefit from learning that complements chartership progression that will provide both the technical skills, behavioural competencies and business acumen you require to create your future.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • Didcot, Oxfordshire
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Data Science
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics
  • Water/Hydrology

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