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Jacobs Senior Process Engineer in Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom

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

About the Opportunity

Our Intelligent Engineering Solutions Business is recruiting for adaptable, forward thinking Senior Process Engineers to join our process engineering capability in support of an increasing portfolio of projects. Our projects cover the full project lifecycle from small feasibility studies to commissioning on major projects and frameworks and everything in between. We deliver first class designs as part of multidiscipline teams across our diverse portfolio of projects covering topics such as:

  • advanced modular reactors

  • nuclear decommissioning

  • defence

  • fusion technology

  • green hydrogen

  • chemicals

To meet our desire to support the clean energy transition alongside the needs of our clients to develop solutions in sometimes challenging environments, we utilise our knowledge and experience built across our history in across diverse sectors, particularly in highly regulated industries such as nuclear and chemicals.

As a Senior Process Engineer, you will be responsible for taking a leading role in the process design development for our projects. You will work within a multi-discipline team to deliver the process design which typically includes key process engineering activities, process safety assessments, and participation in HAZOPs and design reviews.

Responsibilities will include;

  • Providing functional input to own projects, including, where relevant, leading the input of other engineers to ensure engineering delivery meets scope, time, cost and quality.

  • Ensure that own work and that of more junior engineers on a project complies with all necessary corporate, departmental and legislative requirements and procedures, to guarantee that the necessary consistency and quality of delivery is maintained.

  • Carry out engineering calculations and check the work of more junior staff to deliver a quality functional input to projects.

  • Proactively generate value adding options within projects to offer to clients.

  • Plan and prioritise own work and that of more junior staff so that deadlines are met.

  • Provide functional support and guidance to more junior staff to develop them as individuals and the capability of the team as a whole.

  • Carry out commissioning activities at client site as required, to ensure successful engineering handover

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Degree qualified in Chemical Engineering or equivalent.

  • Strong analytical, communication, and leadership skills

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work collaboratively and independently

  • Chartered Engineer status with a recognised professional body (e.g. IChemE) - preferred

  • Experience of working in highly regulated environments would be advantageous

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. (

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Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.