Jacobs recruiting 600 people to support UK and Ireland climate response

Jacobs employees at the company's nuclear laboratories in Warrington.

Jacobs is recruiting 600 people to respond to the UK and Ireland’s climate response goals for energy transition and decarbonisation.

The firm says the new jobs will supercharge the drive to reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels including: furthering renewable energy solutions, such as pioneering the use of hydrogen, where Jacobs is assisting renewable energy company RWE with a feasibility study into green hydrogen production; supporting existing nuclear power stations, as well as the Hinkley Point C new build, small modular and advanced modular reactors, and fusion power; developing long-, medium- and short-duration energy storage solutions to balance the increased renewables on the system; continuing to augment the electricity and gas transmission and distribution networks, integrating multi-regional electrical interconnectors; and developing the networks for the future.

There are full and part-time vacancies throughout the UK and Ireland, with most of the roles also suitable for flexible and hybrid working.

Qualified people are sought across strategic consulting, all engineering disciplines and project delivery and programme management, including environmental, consenting, carbon management, sustainability, robotics, materials science, chemistry, physics, cyber security, data and secure information systems. Details of the vacancies are here

Jacobs recently elevated climate response within its 2022 to 2024 company strategy – placing greater significance on delivery of integrated solutions for energy transition, decarbonisation, adaptation and resilience and natural resource stewardship. The company also released its updated Climate Action Plan, outlining how to address climate change by working with clients, communities and partners for a brighter tomorrow.

“We’re recruiting from within the energy industry and also people with backgrounds in critical national infrastructure, aerospace, transportation, water, environmental, information technology and manufacturing,” said Jacobs energy, security & technology senior vice-president Karen Wiemelt. “Climate response and energy security is a key national priority for the UK and we have many fantastic opportunities for people to join us and help create a smarter, more connected and more sustainable world.”

Named among the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2021, Jacobs has an inclusive and diverse culture and is in the top 10 of Stonewall’s ranking of the best employers for LGBTQIA+ people.

The company also has successful programmes in place to support people returning to work after a career break, including Bridge the Gap for parent returners, or joining from a career in the armed services.

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