Mechanical Engineer - Water

Inverness, United Kingdom Countrywide
12 Oct 2016
22 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs employ some of the UK's most experienced and skilled technical services professionals and has grown to over 9,000 people in locations across the UK.

At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and we're looking for the most talented and passionate individuals out there to be our next generation of leaders.

The office is located in Inverness which is the gateway to the highlands of Scotland and has most of the attractions of any city with the added benefit of being close to mountains, beaches and the sea, so idea for many outdoor activities. Inverness also is considered to be one of the safest places to work and live in the UK. This relaxed office encourages interaction and communication in and out of the office.


We currently have an opportunity for a Mechanical engineer within our Water team based in Inverness. The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities. The successful candidate will be part of a small, diverse, technically proficient and friendly office.

As a Mechanical Engineer, you responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking investigation works: Gathering relevant information to enable design projects and specifications. This will involve travel and occasionally a number of days away from home. Jacobs travel policy is for the use of Public transport where practicable however where car journeys are required a valid Driving licence is required.
  • Liaising with the design teams, contractors and clients in order to deliver the projects.
  • Preparing reports and design documentation.
  • Dealing with technical, quality, H&S and customer service as part of delivery.
  • This post involves working in a multi discipline team to produce completed designs, reports and drawings for Scottish Water but also other water companies within the UK Reporting to the principal mechanical engineer within the office.
  • Completing hydraulic and technical calculations in order to size and identify pump, valves and equipment from those calculations.
  • The candidate shall provide a proactive approach to work load planning with the ability to meet deadlines, to be analytical and problem solving along with attention to detail and creative thinking.


  • A 2:1 Degree or above / MA in mechanical or relevant engineering discipline. Working towards Member of Professional Institution i.e (IMech)
  • Driving licence
  • Hydraulics
  • P&IDs
  • An ability to work in a Team
  • A desire to Learn
  • To be flexible
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel and Word is expected.
  • Good report writing, analytical and computer skills.


  • Basic understanding of AutoCAD / Solidswork is an advantage
  • Ventilation experience would be advantageous but not essential
  • Experience of CAD would be an advantage

We offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 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.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and well being of all.