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2022 Summer Internship – Tunnelling and Ground Engineering Team Internship


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Your Impact:

This opportunity is aimed towards undergraduates who are either currently studying for or have completed a principal degree and have a gap before starting a postgraduate course. It will run over the summer of 2022.

About the Opportunity:

"A company that's moving onwards and upwards"

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As a Ground Engineering Intern in Birmingham, you'll impact the world around you by helping us solve real-life challenges, meeting the needs of our clients and impacting the communities we work in.  We’ll rely on you to provide support to our teams on important projects while fostering a culture of continuous learning and inclusion.

You’ll work alongside professional engineers and designers, gaining exposure to project delivery and problem solving for the Ground Engineering aspects of our projects. Our Ground Engineering team works on an extensive portfolio of projects across numerous market sectors and throughout the life cycle of projects.

We also interact with a wide variety of other Jacobs disciplines and work with our colleagues across the UK and the world as part of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) model to deliver our specific knowledge on Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology, Geodigital Solutions and much more.

We make use of a wide variety of data to understand and build models of the ground, use technical software and techniques to design solutions to problems and rely on the knowledge and experience of our staff to manage risk and deliver the right solutions.

Our Birmingham Team forms part of a network of Ground Engineering teams all connected together as part of the Tunnelling and Ground Engineering group, which is one of the largest in Europe. We employ a wide variety of people with diverse backgrounds including recognised leading names in the industry.

Working together we actively seek to improve, develop and innovate our approaches and share our learning to offer better outcomes and greater value for our clients.

We are offering an internship based in our Manchester office. You will join us in the summer period and join our community of interns under our programme called Jacobs Campus. This 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 refer to.

There will also be opportunities to network through your community and other networks across Jacobs in various experiences that will be on offer general aspirations as a recognised inclusive and diverse employer.

We want our interns to be next year’s higher (MSc) apprentices and our future leaders, so start your career with Jacobs this summer. 

Here's What You'll Need:


  • On track for a BEng/BSc 2:1 (Geology, Engineering Geology, Civil Engineering or other related qualifications)
  • Studying or completed modules in at least one or more of the following overarching topic areas:
    • Geology
    • Engineering Geology
    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Soil Mechanics
  • Genuine interest in aspects of Ground Engineering and a career path in Ground Engineering
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in new, digital ways of working, technologies and automation
  • Committed to work and capable of managing own tasks, costs and meeting deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and able to work as part of a team
  • Good IT skills
  • Ideally some awareness of the Health and safety aspects associated with ground engineering in the infrastructure sector.

The Essentials

Jacobs require innovation, whether that be technology enabled or not, it requires us to use our ‘Essential Skills’ as well as our technical skills and experiences to positively disrupt and innovate.

It will be our Curiosity, Innovative thinking and Adaptability that allows us to embrace change, it will be our Empathy and Listening capability that allow us to truly understand our client’s requirements.

As we learn to automate some of the activities it will be these ‘Essentials’ that will allow us to offer competitive advantage over our clients and prepare us for the future. We believe that ‘The Essentials’ are the foundation for all of us, to equip us with not just the human skills that allow us to embrace change and bring world class innovation to our clients but also that allow us to explore and shape diverse and creative career opportunities in Jacobs.

Why Jacobs?

Recognised throughout industry as a benchmark of good practice our Graduate Development Programme offers a structured approach to Continuous Professional Development. You’ll benefit from learning that complements chartership progression that will provide both the technical skills, behavioural competencies and business acumen you require to create your future.

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Job ID Number: BI 000DRP
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Summer
  • Birmingham
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Civil
  • Geology
  • Geotechnical

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