Jacobs launches recruitment drive to support climate response

JACOBS has announced plans to recruit 600 people to respond to the UK and Ireland’s climate response goals for energy transition and decarbonisation.

The firm said the new jobs will ‘supercharge’ the drive to reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels and further renewable energy solutions, such as hydrogen, where Jacobs is assisting renewable energy company RWE with a feasibility study into green hydrogen production.

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.

“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 VP 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.”