Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Electrical, Control & Instrumentation Engineer

Control & Instrumentation/Electrical/Electronic.

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What are you waiting for? Apply today! 

Join the Jacobs Graduate Development Programme (GDP) to start your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, environment and communities. As a Jacobs Graduate you will be part of a larger network of talent who are Challenging Today and Reinventing Tomorrow. 

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What we do at Jacobs 

Everything we do in our Energy, Security and Technology (ES&T) business – whether Aerospace, Defence, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications – is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too.   

What will I be doing as a Graduate EC&I Engineer? 

As a Graduate Electrical Control & Instrumentation Engineer (Glasgow) you will be working within an experienced team to support the development of electrical and control & instrumentation design and engineering solutions for key defence clients/facilities throughout the UK. A few examples of your input to the following types of activities:

  • HV and LV distribution, 
  • Switchgear design, 
  • Lighting system design,
  • Fire alarm system design, 
  • Specification writing and use of various software packages and AutoCAD in the production of design and engineering deliverables.
  • In addition to the technical deliverables above, you will be working with team members to understand the wider Jacobs business by having input into project bids, process and procedures and learning about codes and standards

What is the Jacobs Graduate Development Programme?

As a Jacobs Graduate you will join a structured 2-year programme aimed at progressing Graduates into global project leaders and problem solvers. Our GDP provides the framework, mentoring and expertise, supporting you to reach your full potential. On joining our programme in September 2023, you will rapidly gain knowledge of how our company works, what motivates us and how you can make innovative contributions to our projects, helping us build a more connected and sustainable world.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Be working towards a relevant Degree or Masters level qualification such as Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation & Control Engineering
  • To be a flexible and innovative self-starter who brings a curious mindset to finding solutions for real-world problems 
  • The adaptability to learn, unlearn and reprioritise as things around you change 
  • You must have the permanent right to work in the UK.

Here’s what you will get

  • Competitive starting salary along with biannual increases during the GDP.  On successful completion, you’ll receive an additional pay increase and promotion
  • In addition to work-life balance and flexibility, UK employees also receive
  • Free single medical cover and digital GP service 
  • Reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships 
  • An inclusive and diverse environment, embracing the variety of cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles of our employees through Jacobs Employee Networks  
  • A focus on safety, health, and wellbeing, prioritising our people through a culture of caring and a network of positive mental health champions 
  • Opportunities to give back to our communities through our Collectively program, incorporating matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

We are truly passionate about inclusion and diversity and recognise that this application and selection process may not suit all candidates. If this is the case for you, please get in touch with us to discuss how we can make this process more accessible. 

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Job ID Number: CMS00050N
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Glasgow
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic

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