Robotics / Remote Ops Engineer

Remote from
🇬🇧 UK
Job function
DevOps & SysAdmin
Job type
Full Time,
Job posted
Apply before
11 Jul 2024
Civil Engineering

About Jacobs

Challenging today. Reinventing tomorrow.

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.

About the Opportunity

We’re invested in you and your success. Everything we do – whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications – is more than just a project. It’s our challenge as human beings, too. That’s why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It’s our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world’s greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed –today and into tomorrow.

Engineering Development has recently won several large important projects and has a host of new and exciting opportunities in nuclear fusion, new reactor development, nuclear decommissioning and operational reactor maintenance and support.

We are looking for an experience Remote Operations Engineer to join out team in Warrington.

You will be responsible for

  • The innovative use of technologies and development of software solutions to a range of robotic challenges to satisfy end user requirements.
  • Work on the full lifecycle of applications from design to maintenance.
  • Undertaking small and large-scale trials, involving simulations and robotics hardware and test rig equipment.
  • Keep up to date with related state of the art.
  • Work independently but also alongside colleagues and collaboration partners. Liaison with other associated departments/organisations both within and outside Jacobs.
  • Support implementation of solutions at site where required, both within the UK and overseas.
  • Presentation of progress and results in formal document formats and presentations to colleagues and project stakeholders.

Here’s what you’ll need

We are lookng for candidates with the following skills and experiences:

  • Degree or HNC/ HND in Engineering/ Science; alternatively experience and training of equivalent standard would be considered, as well as full membership of an industry or technical institute or association
  • Experience of designing or operating remote handling or robotic systems, and associated software; e.g. 3D modelling (Inventor), ROS, Python, C and RoboDK or similar.
  • Knowledge of codes and standards, e.g. machinery’s directive, LOLER, PUWER
  • Candidates with varying levels of experience are required and will be considered, so where experience or qualification requirements are not met then alternative demonstration of aptitude and potential is encouraged
  • Capability to support and lead the preparation of proposals, assessing and prescribing technical requirements and determining estimates of cost
  • Energy, enthusiasm and good communication skills
  • Proficient in the preparation of clear and concisely written technical reports
  • Willingness and ability to travel with the possibility of extended periods away from home both in the UK and abroad

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.

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What position is Jacobs hiring for?

Jacobs is hiring a remote Robotics / Remote Ops Engineer from 🇬🇧 UK

What type of employment does Jacobs offer?

This is a Full Time role.