Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Civil/Structural Engineer (Westlakes/Stockton)

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Jacobs employ 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 Nuclear and Defence 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 have fifty years of experience across the complete nuclear asset lifecycle, from managing existing facilities or closing a legacy asset, to helping build next-generation nuclear systems. Our team also offers an extensive range of capabilities to defence agencies, supporting operational mission planning and execution, acquisition and logistics management, information technology and business operations.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Produce project design deliverables such as Bills of Quantity, Technical Bid Analysis Reports, Equipment sizing calculations; Basis of Design; Material requisitions; Equipment Lists, Line Lists under supervision of more senior personnel.
  • Plan and prioritise own work to ensure that functional project requirements with respect to scope, time, safety and cost are met.
  • Ensure that work complies with all necessary corporate, departmental and legislative requirements and procedures, to guarantee that the necessary consistency and quality of delivery is maintained taking into account any special contractual requirement. Seeks advice from more experienced or specialist resources as required.
  • Work and effectively communicate within a team environment and with peers from other disciplines along with project management, both within Jacobs and that of Clients.
  • Take personal responsibility for safety and a healthy environment on the projects, and demonstrating this by example.

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  • Hold (or working toward) an accredited degree in Civil or Structural Engineering (or equivalent), at first or upper second class
  • Please note that for this position candidates will be required to obtain UK Security Clearance (some limitations may apply to non UK Nationals and where individuals have not resided in the UK for all of the last 5 years)
  • Strong analytical skills, a sound understanding of structural theory, and an interest in solving problems from first principles
  • An interest in the Nuclear & Defence industry
  • Drive and motivation to become a chartered engineer with IStructE or ICE
  • A clear communication style, proven team working skills and a strong customer focus


  • An understanding of structural dynamics, including earthquake engineering, blast, and impact load effects
  • An understanding of finite element analysis techniques

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.

Join Jacobs. We want you to grow…


How to Apply

Job ID Number: UK 00016R
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Opportunity Overview

  • March 31st, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Westlakes (Cumbria)/Stockton
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Civil
  • Structural

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