Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Project Manager / Project Controls

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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.

Within the Aerospace, Technology, Environmental and Nuclear (ATEN) division, we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and we offer capable and committed individuals the opportunity to shape their careers how they wish.

We currently have a range of exciting and rewarding graduate Project Controls positions in our defence projects across various UK locations. Locations include Bristol, Plymouth, Glasgow, Cambridgeshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and Cumbria.

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

Project Controls is also an entry point to Project Management, so successful candidates will be given opportunities in the medium to long-term to grow into Project Managers.

Working as an integral part of dynamic and agile teams, your primary job responsibilities would be:


  • Production and maintenance of project schedules
  • Report Actuals v Plan, identifying and explain variances.
  • Attend project meetings and present schedule data as directed by the Project Manager.
  • Liaise with the Cost Manager to enable the Project Schedule to be Cost Loaded.
  • Provide schedule data input to monthly Project Manager's reporting.
  • Production and maintenance of project risk and opportunity registers
  • Facilitate project risk/opportunity reviews
  • Support the Project Manager to ensure all risks are appropriately mitigated

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  • 2.1 Degree qualified in Engineering (Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Chemical), Science, Mathematics, Humanities, Project/Business Management or Accounting
  • In your cover letter, please state which location you are interested
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Positive and professional approach.
  • Problem solving and the ability to work within a dynamic team.
  • Enthusiastic, inquisitive and confident, with an appetite to learn and personal focus on delivery/getting things done.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel and similar packages.
  • Ability to pass defence security vetting.


Knowledge and experience of project controls software including MSProject, Primavera P6, ARM, etc.

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.

Graduates complete a series of competencies based upon business requirements, comprising the optimum mix of blended learning which complements chartership progression and provides them with the technical and business acumen required to advance their career. Additional benefits include:

  • An invitation to attend our residential 'Graduate Conference' weekend in the Lake District to meet Jacobs graduates from across the globe and members of senior management
  • 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.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: ATE0000PT
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • UK Wide

Disciplines accepted...

  • Analytics
  • Chemical
  • Chemistry
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Science

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