Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Highways Engineer

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Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years. We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business. 

The Ireland Operations boast an extensive portfolio spanning all industry sectors from Semiconductor, Data Centre, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology to infrastructure and buildings.

We tackle the world’s most challenging issues.  The world needs innovators and problem solvers who turn challenges into greater opportunities.  We have an insatiable curiosity about transformation trends challenging the status quo: Urbanisation, Water scarcity, Climate change, Digital proliferation, Security.  

These issues inspire us to dig deeper and apply big data analytics to fully understand the interplay of multifaceted variables shaping the future, ensuring that we conceive and deliver solutions that connect people and places with the means to work smarter and live better, and make an enduring, positive difference in the world.  At Jacobs, you will work with the most talented professionals and thought leaders to shape the future of the global professional services sector as we deliver ground-breaking and life-changing solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Our Buildings and Infrastructure team provides multidisciplinary solutions to water, highways, transport, environment, waste and energy clients in Ireland. Our highways team support Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Local Authorities in delivering feasibility studies and planning, design, construction supervision and operations and maintenance of national road schemes bringing together the talent and expertise necessary to successfully deliver these projects. 

We are looking for talented people to join us to continue our focus on building relationships and delighting our clients. In return we have opportunities to work on unique and exciting projects, and a stable platform upon which to develop your career.  

Jacobs has an enviable reputation in the Highways sector with a portfolio of high profile projects including the Dunkettle Interchange Improvement Scheme, N2 Ardee to Castleblayney and Clontibret to Border Schemes, N69 Listowel Bypass, Tunnels Contract Administration Services (TCAS), MetroLink and Dublin Airport North Runway.


About us.

Role Outline/Responsibilities:

Complex highways and transportation schemes require a multi-disciplinary approach, with Highways Engineers in the pivotal role of project leaders.  As such, you will be a key participant in the team who will assist in the delivery of projects and project deliverables focusing on technical delivery including alignment, drainage, pavement and accommodation works  

You will be required to regularly interface with other disciplines, such as geotechnical, structures, environmental and traffic, building on your experience in differing aspects of engineering and enabling you to fully demonstrate and develop your technical and project management skills.  As a graduate member of the team you will typically undertake the project tasks including:

  • Design development using software including Bentley MXROAD, Civil 3D, AutoCAD and Microdrainage.
  • Contract Document development and supporting the Project Manager in the tender process and tender assessment,
  • Contributing to the production of scheme and technical reports
  • Supporting the Project Manager and the project team in the day-to-day management of the project.

You will also be invited to participate on the Jacobs Graduate Development Programme (GDP)

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 and aid your development in all technical management and interpersonal skills required for success in a project focused environment.


Essential skills / experience required

  • Recently obtained or working towards the completion this year of a Civil/Structural BEng (Honours) Engineering Degree (NFQ level 8 and above) or equivalent. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Excellent literacy and numerical skills 
  • The ideal candidate will possess strong IT skills
  • Enthusiastic approach to team working. 
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Focus on results and project delivery
  • A keen interest in developing Project Management and design skills.


  • Previous work experience in the industry 
  • Knowledge of TII Publications (DMRB standards)
  • Full Clean Driver’s License

This role is only considering applications with valid and current rights to work in the European Union. Jacobs will not sponsor an employment visa to fill this position. 

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go ‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

Equal Opportunities

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: BIA0005D9
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  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Dublin (Ireland)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Civil
  • Structural

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