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Nuclear Radiation Consultant

Warrington, Cheshire, UK
Salary dependent on experience + free single medical cover, flexible working & more
Posting live until
31 May 2024

Job Details

Jacobs is currently recruiting for a Radiation Consultant to join our Advanced Reactors business.

As the demand for our expertise continues to grow, an opportunity has arisen to work in the area of radiation physics, ideally based in our Warrington office, to support our technical lead in a number of UK and international nuclear projects.

The role will include, but not be limited to radiation transport and inventory calculations, shielding design, criticality safety, reactor physics and radiation protection.

You will be a key part of our team, supporting a wide range of consultancy projects, small and large, for a variety of customers across the nuclear industry, including new build projects, SMR and AMRs, existing civil and defence plant, fusion reactor design and decommissioning.

Mentoring and training will be provided to support the development of your technical and professional skills throughout your career with us:

Key responsibilities include:

Developing advanced computer-based models, including radiation models Performing complex calculations, including for shielding and criticality and also other applications Assessment of handling, movement and transportation of radioactive materials Assessment of complex problems and developing associated solutions Production of high-quality, complex, technical documents

Here’s what you’ll need:

We are looking for applicants with some of the following skills or experience:

  • Degree in any numerate scientific or engineering discipline
  • Experience in areas such as radiation physics, radiation transport modelling, shielding and/or criticality applications
  • The ability to write well-structured reports that present clear argument with a sound basis for recommendations
  • Ability to build strong relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Experience in programming, digital design/analysis and simulation

Our Culture:

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.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent.  For greater online accessibility please visit to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team.

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know.


At Jacobs, we make the world smarter, more connected and more sustainable.

Challenging today is our response to the increasing complexity our world is experiencing.
It calls on us to join forces, putting our knowledge and imagination together to reinvent the way we solve problems and shape the next generation of innovative solutions.

Reinventing tomorrow is our promise and an invitation to raise the bar in everything we do.
From the brilliant solutions we create with our clients, to the open and inclusive culture we create for our people. From the positive difference we make in our communities, to the added value we deliver to our shareholders.

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029 2035 3200
Churchill House
CF10 2HH

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