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2022 Summer Internship - Digital Design and Construction Intern


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Your Impact:

At Jacobs we’re Challenging Today, Reinventing Tomorrow. Our Interns are innovators, disruptors and passionate about taking on this challenge!

This is a 10 week summer internship starting Summer 2022.

"A company that's moving onwards and upwards"

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Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, and construction – and program - management.

Our 52,000+ employees in 400+ locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country’s most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility. That’s because Jacobs is much more than a traditional engineering company.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

About the opportunity:

The Digital Design and Construction intern is responsible for researching and developing a EWR Co approach to digital delivery of railway infrastructure and systems ready for operation of the EWR scheme. The role involves researching and preparing a report on the application to the project of current, new and evolving concepts.

These will include industrialised construction, Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), Platform Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) and offsite manufacture, Virtual Design and Construction planning, AI and in-field information capture to support Digital Twin aspirations and entry into service.

Digital design and construction workflows have been developed which already offer huge productivity benefits, and enhanced coordination over traditional working models. The Digital Design and Construction intern will investigate new advances in this area and how the Target State and Enterprise approach could be coordinated with the emerging preliminary design and the design for construction, supporting safer and secure, better for customers, cheaper for the taxpayer, greener for the environment and delivered quicker than before.

You will work with a range of disciplines across the scheme including various project partners to understand how this work needs to be coordinated from the project development stage through construction and into future operations and asset management.

You will join a small delivery team that are responsible for developing and implementing new approaches to project delivery that will deliver infrastructure safer, faster, cheaper with less environmental impact than other comparable projects.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Studying relevant engineering degree
  • Passion to work in the built environment or railway sector

Ideally, here’s what you’ll also have:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in new digital ways of working
  • Ability to travel to our project/offices in Milton Keynes, London or the Oxcam arch as required (able to discuss flexible working options)

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 you to have unlimited learning opportunities and space for growth in order for you to work towards the next stage of your career.

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 000E28
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary
  • All grades
  • 10 weeks
  • London
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Software

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