Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Geotechnical Engineer / Graduate Engineering Geologist

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Jacobs employ some of the UK's most experienced and skilled technical services professionals and has grown to over 7,000 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.

Jacobs has developed one of the leading and longest-standing geotechnical and tunnelling consultancy capabilities in the UK, with over 120 geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists, and tunnelling engineers, delivering practical and innovative solutions to ground-related problems. Our Ground Engineering and Tunnelling team provides technical support to a wide range of infrastructure projects throughout the UK, and worldwide.

As a result we’re looking for people who have the passion and drive to be involved with major geotechnical projects across a range of sectors: Rail, Highways, Utilities and Nuclear.

Jacobs & CH2M - Hello, future

Jacobs and CH2M are one company! This changes everything about our industry.


  • Undertaking technical and feasibility studies.
  • Design development.
  • Supporting tendering procedures and preparing proposals.
  • Supervising and visiting contractors on site and advising on civil engineering issues.
  • Communicating and liaising effectively with colleagues, subcontractors, sub-consultants and clients.
  • Thinking both creatively and logically to resolve design and development problems.
  • Compiling and checking reports.
  • Reviewing and checking project drawings.
  • Using a range of design computer packages for design projects and undertaking complex and repetitive calculations.

The successful applicant will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.


You will hold an accredited MEng in Civil Engineering or a Degree in Engineering Geology or Geology with a post graduate qualification in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology. Relevant work experience would also be advantageous although not essential. We will also expect:

  • Strong mathematical skills.
  • Strong computer software skills.
  • Strong team working capabilities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Focus on results and project delivery.
  • An interest in developing both technical and project management skills.

Start your journey with Jacobs

Jacobs Graduate Development Programme (GDP) is recognised throughout industry as a benchmark of good practice and is designed to fulfil the needs of all graduates, in addition to technical development needs specific to their particular discipline.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.


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Job ID Number: BIA0002FJ
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • Masters and above
  • Manchester
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Civil
  • Geology
  • Geophysics

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