Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Flood Risk

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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.

Our Sustainable Solutions business provides a focus for advising our clients on sustainability issues including renewable energy, low carbon economies, impacts of climate change and waste and resource management. Our environmental capabilities comprise of in excess of 1000 staff based predominantly in the UK, but with reach into the Middle East and in India.

We currently have an opportunity for a Graduate / Engineer / Scientist with an interest in flood risk management to join our multi-disciplinary Water Environment team based in Glasgow. The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

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

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Our Water Environment team provides strategic, feasibility and design advice to a range of clients including the Environment Agency, Lead Local Flood Authorities, utility companies, highway agencies and national rail companies.

As a key member of the team, you will be responsible for supporting a range of flood risk projects, including surface water management plans, flood risk assessments, feasibility studies and business case development for flood risk management schemes.

You will develop a technical appreciation of fluvial and pluvial hydrology and hydraulics, surface water drainage, and economic analysis. As part of our Graduate Development Programme, we will also positively encourage the development of complementary technical and project delivery skills and provide opportunities and training for this.

Your key responsibilities would include:

  • Data capture and spatial analysis
  • Undertaking hydrological and hydraulic analysis
  • Estimation of economic flood damages
  • Identification and appraisal of flood risk management options
  • Preparation of technical reports
  • Working with the wider Water Environmental team in the Glasgow office, as well as others across the UK



  • Relevant 2.1 Honours Degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering, Hydrology, Physical Geography or Environmental Science.
  • Sound knowledge of hydrology, hydraulics, and structural and drainage design fundamentals
  • A keen interest in wider natural processes and water related issues
  • Excellent numeracy and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Be highly motivated, proactive and willing to take on new challenges


  • Knowledge of industry standard flood estimation and hydraulic modelling techniques for flood risk assessment and management
  • Application of GIS software such as MapInfo, ArcGIS and QGIS
  • Graduate member of CIWEM or ICE
  • Holds valid driving licence.

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: BIA0002MK
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Opportunity Overview

  • March 31st, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Glasgow
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Civil
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Physics

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