International Resource News - 18 May 2022
US-based nuclear industries specialist, Jacobs Engineering, is recruiting 600 jobs in the UK.
Jacobs has significant operations in Birchwood and Manchester, as well as operations in Cumbria's Sellafield nuclear power station. The new roles will be spread across the UK and Ireland, including in Warrrington, Whitehaven and Sellafield.
They are intended to help 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.
Karen Wiemelt, Jacobs energy, security and technology senior vice president, said: '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.
'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.'