Graduate Mechanical Engineer - Nuclear & Defence

Position Summary

The UK Nuclear & Defence business within Jacobs provide engineering design, construction, planning, support, survey, design-build, project management and/or programme management for Nuclear Industry clients. With more than fifty years of experience across the complete nuclear asset lifecycle, we support client delivery and the associated infrastructure requirements at every stage of a project.

As a Graduate Mechanical Engineer you will:

  • Plan and prioritise own work to ensure that functional project requirements on scope, time and cost are met
  • Carry out engineering calculations and quality check work to deliver valuable functional input to projects
  • Carry out commissioning activities at client site as required, to ensure successful engineering handover
  • 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
  • Specify and procure equipment to meet requirements
  • Recognise and address potential and actual cross-discipline issues and conflicts so that overall engineering input to a project is coherent



  • Hold (or working toward) an accredited BEng level degree in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) at First or Upper Second class
  • Please note that for this position candidates will be required to obtain UK Security Clearance (some limitations may apply to non UK Nationals and where individuals have not resided in the UK for all of the last 5 years)
  • An interest in the Nuclear & Defence industry
  • The drive and motivation to become a chartered engineer
  • Clear communication style, proven team working skills and a strong customer focus
  • The ability to produce well-presented reports
  • Mobility and flexibility to work anywhere in home country


  • MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) at First or Upper Second class

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.

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