Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Civil/Structural Engineer


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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 Nuclear and Defence offer a diverse range of services across all engineering disciplines. Our core civil and structural engineering business provides design and management services to nuclear and defence clients. We are involved in the design of key facilities for the UK submarine fleet at Faslane and Barrow in Furness.

We also provide support to the Atomic Weapons Establishment, and the civil nuclear sector, with involvement in existing and new build nuclear power stations. Our projects involve analysis, design and assessment of complex structures to resist variable and dynamic effects from earthquakes, dropped loads and impacts, vibrating machinery, mechanical handling, explosions, extreme environmental loading and fire. We are regularly engaged to provide specialist advice in these areas for conventional power facilities, petrochemical facilities, oil and gas industries, airports, and other industrial clients.


About us.

As a Graduate Civil/Structural Engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the delivery of structural analysis, design and assessment in a multi-discipline environment
  • Production of clear and well-presented reports, specifications, and other engineering documentation
  • Supporting the production of drawings and 3D BIM models
  • Undertaking structural survey work.



  • Hold an accredited BEng level 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

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: ATE0001H0
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Glasgow
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Civil
  • Structural

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