Principal Consultant – Radiochemistry in Jacobs at Warrington, England, United Kingdom

Website Jacobs

This listing is about Jacobs in Warrington, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

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.

Our Specialist Consultancy and Laboratory Solutions business is looking for a Principal Consultant Radiochemistry who can apply their skills and experience in order to support our clients in the nuclear industry and beyond.

Our multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers and technicians provide client-focused solutions to all stages of the nuclear lifecycle. From desk-based consultancy, to hands on laboratory analysis and method development, to on-site work, we provide innovative solutions to solve our clients’ most complex challenges.

In this role, you will be involved with a variety of different work streams from bidding for new work, consultancy, technical project management, stakeholder management and you will be working alongside a team of scientists, project managers and consultants to deliver chemical and radiochemical analysis projects to our customers.

Based in Birchwood, Warrington, and acting as a key technical member of staff, the role is a hands-on role which requires knowledge of radiochemistry sample preparation, scintillation counting, radiochemistry techniques and analysis, method development and validation, as well as being an authorised signatory of analytical reports.

Key Responsibilities may include

  • Providing in depth technical responses to tenders and enquiries, and be involved with bidding for new work.
  • Working with the laboratory, facilitate delivery and technical aspects of assigned radiochemistry/chemistry projects.
  • Engaging with clients, building effective relationships and developing a good understanding of their needs.
  • Identifying, implementing and complying with applicable safety, environmental and quality standards, client procedures and policies, and other relevant legislative and regulatory requirements such is ISO17025.
  • Using technical knowledge in radiochemical analysis to interpret experimental data, compile high-quality technical reports and discussion/presentation of results to customers.
  • Identification and development of opportunities to grow the business both within Jacobs and also externally.
  • Support in mentoring of junior members of the team to help develop experts of the future.
  • Support the development of new techniques/experimental designs and providing technical guidance on complex projects.
  • The opportunity to support and lead multi-disciplinary teams of engineers and scientists to deliver large cross-business projects.
  • Support investigation into out of expectation projects

Here’s What You’ll Need

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Post-graduate qualification in radiochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering or other relevant discipline (or equivalent experience).
  • Experience working within a UKAS accredited laboratory.
  • Hands on experience with wet radiochemistry preparation methods and approaches.
  • Experience in applying test results to client requirements and producing technical reports.
  • Ability to train/mentor/support junior members of staff
  • Good understanding of laboratory health and safety
  • Good communication skills to enable you to work as part of a team, and the ability to discuss tasks with others from different technical disciplines.
  • Willingness to work in clean conditions in a controlled radioactive laboratory.
  • A talent for practical subjects and enjoy ‘hands on’ working
  • Ability to plan and manage workloads to tight deadlines
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to work on a number of varied projects at the same time, prioritising as appropriate.
  • Experience or understanding of the nuclear industry would be beneficial.

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.

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Job Reference ID CMS0003AZ

Company: Jacobs

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Job Location: Warrington, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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