Work Placement / Internship

Civil Engineering Summer Placement

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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.

Jacobs & CH2M - Hello, future

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

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.

Jacobs across the UK is committed to early careers and in 2018 launched a new internship programme in several of its offices. This new programme is aimed towards undergraduates who are either approaching their final year of study or have completed a principal degree and have a gap before starting a postgraduate course.

Here in Ireland, with offices in Dublin, Cork and Belfast, our Infrastructure team boasts an extensive portfolio working on high profile, challenging projects, providing multidisciplinary solutions to water, wastewater, highways, transport, environment, waste and energy clients. From feasibility studies and planning, to design, construction management and operations and maintenance, we bring together the talent and expertise necessary to deliver success.

Our well established Ireland Utilities team delivers projects in Energy, Water, Wastewater and Flood Management for clients across Ireland and the UK. We are growing to meet our clients’ needs and are actively recruiting at various levels.

We currently have an opportunity for an undergraduate 3 month placement within our Utilities team based in Belfast. The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Design of civil engineering projects
  • Assisting in the delivery of civil engineering projects
  • Working as part of a team of civil engineers on major projects
  • Demonstrate ability to deliver competently within agreed budget and timeframes
  • Play an active and positive role within Jacobs's project teams
  • Attending design team meetings
  • Occasional interface with external clients
  • Site representation



  • You will be working towards, an accredited BEng (Honours) or MEng in Civil Engineering (or equivalent), ideally 2(i) or above.
  • You will be in your penultimate year of University
  • Working in a project based environment you will have developed a clear communication style, have proven team working skills and demonstrate a strong customer focus.


  • The ability to produce well presented reports is also desirable.

You will join us in the summer period and join our community of interns under our programme called Jacobs Campus. This new programme will allow you to work with a mentor who will work with you in identifying areas of learning so that when you leave you have a portfolio of learning experiences to make reference to. There will also be opportunities to network through your community and other networks across Jacobs in various experiences that will be on offer.


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Job ID Number: BIA00051X
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Opportunity Overview

  • March 31st, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Summer
  • Dublin, Cork or Belfast
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Civil

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