Security Engineer 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, 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.

About The Opportunity

Jacobs Nuclear is the Design and Engineering partner for Sellafield under the PPP (Programme and Project Partners). This is a 20-year arrangement to deliver ~£7bn of major projects. We are looking to recruit high value expertise from across regulated and comparable sectors to work in a collaborative environment. PPP is delivering major projects, site wide improvements and provision of supporting services.

Jacobs Nuclear provides the front end design and engineering capability across the PPP portfolio. Being part of the PPP Team offers a unique opportunity to drive change and innovation in engineering, safety and delivery solutions in one of the most complex industrial sites in the UK if not the world. We are looking for people who are passionate about developing themselves and in meeting new challenges.

As a result of increasing demand for our services, there are significant opportunities for you to support a key project within the nuclear business.

We are currently looking for a Security Engineer position to join the team in Birchwood.

The role will involve the following

Working as part of a small team delivering a major design-build project modifying a high security category facility

Working closely with the Security Technical Lead, and other stakeholders to ensure successful delivery

Working knowledge of UK security regulation and associated guidance – the candidate should have experience of applying Security Assessment Principles to operational or design projects; and/or use of CPNI Operational Requirements for Critical National Infrastructure facilities.

Candidate will be responsible for

Undertaking security assessments of the proposed design to advise design engineers of security requirements, development of Operational Requirements, production of Performance Specifications, etc.

Interfacing with the dutyholder to ensure that proposed designs, alternations to the facility, and activities throughout the project are achievable and consistent with the current Nuclear Site Security Plan (NSSP)

Liaise with stakeholders on the licensed site, within the dutyholder organisation, security infrastructure associated with the operations (e.g. guardforce, response force, Fire & Rescue, etc.)

Answering queries from clients, contractors, suppliers etc

Attendance at meetings (technical & non-technical) to report & justify progress and present technical issues

Checking/ Verification of Technical Deliverables

Daily Collaboration with Multi-discipline design team & Client/ stakeholder liaison.

Thorough and organised working method

Ensuring the designs meet the relevant standards


Here’s What You’ll Need


The position is subject to the ability of the candidate to obtain as a minimum Security Check clearance and obtain a Sellafield P4 pass.

Technical Skills And Experience

Excellent written and spoken English & Effective communication skills

Professional attitude & a ‘can do’ approach to problem solving.

Extensive experience delivering security projects to UK CPNI approaches, and more specifically to Nuclear facilities

Experience Of Producing And Delivering Operational Requirements

Experience of interpreting a threat assessment to develop the basis for a facility specific assessment

Performing vulnerability assessments to support development and justification of a Physical Protection System

Ability to work effectively in a team and to meet deadlines

Proven track record in the delivery of security support to operational facilities, or into engineering design projects

Design tools/ Software

Good/ Excellent Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Power Point


Current P4 Sellafield pass and security ‘SC’ Level would be ideal

Former site experience as a security advisor

Experience within Nuclear

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 CMS00038U

Company: Jacobs

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Job Location: Warrington, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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