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Maritime Intern (12 month industrial placement)


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"A company that's moving onwards and upwards"

We start the webinar with some fascinating facts about global engineering group, Jacobs. To watch the full Gradcracker/Jacobs webinar click here.

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.  With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

Jacobs across the UK is committed to early careers and in 2021 launched a new internship programme. This new programme is aimed towards undergraduates who are in their second year of study and wish to complete a year long industrial internship between their second and third year at university.

Business Unit Description

We are seeking an undergraduate Civil/Structural/Coastal Engineer to join our growing Maritime business. This part of our business specialises in the development of coastal zone infrastructure which includes coastal defences, ports, harbours, and tidal barriers.

We are an international leader in the engineering, planning, design and construction management of maritime structures, ports, harbours and coastal schemes. Ranked Number 1 in the ENR rankings for Marine and Port Facilities, we have over 500 specialist maritime engineers with world class skill and experience in marine design and specification. 

We specialise in all types of marine facilities from coastal defences, container terminals, bulk terminals and petrochemical facilities to shipyards and naval bases and continue to be at the forefront of innovation by developing the infrastructure required for the safe, efficient, sustainable and cost-effective operation of today’s facilities.

Therefore, if you would like to be part of a world class international consultancy and want to learn from the very best in the industry please get in touch!

Primary Job Responsibilities:

As a Maritime Intern you will:

  • Work within one of our dynamic and innovative teams to assist industry experts in order to deliver safe and robust technical solutions
  • Work on both domestic (UK based) and international projects for a large range of clients who own, operate or construct port & harbour facilities and/or coastal defence
  • Communicate and liaise effectively with colleagues of all levels both in the UK and overseas
  • Assist in the development of detailed design solutions of maritime structures, such as breakwaters, jetties, quay walls, shipyards etc
  • Carry out structural design calculations both by hand and using the latest computer software packages available in the industry
  • Assist with site based structural inspections and design co-ordination services for works being constructed
  • Contribute to the production of client deliverables such as design reports, calculation packages and construction drawings.
  • Assist with the preparation of contract documents, bills of quantities and specifications
  • Assist Project Managers and Project Controllers to plan, manage and deliver projects using the latest BIM and other collaboration software and protocols
  • Work closely with peers and mentors to achieve a head start in working towards Chartered Engineer status.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • You will be in your second year of working towards an accredited minimum level 2:1 MEng degree in Civil or Structural Engineering (or equivalent)
  • An interest in Maritime engineering
  • The drive and motivation to become a Chartered Engineer
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to produce well-presented reports
  • Good IT skills (including Microsoft Office) and aptitude to learning new analysis programmes


  • Relevant work experience
  • Student membership with a professional institution (Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers etc)
  • Some ability in the use of Structural Analysis software

You will start your adventure with Jacobs in the summer and join a community of interns under our programme called Jacobs Campus. Under this intern specific programme you will work with a mentor who will help you solve technical problems, identify areas of learning and challenge what you think you are capable of so.

The aim is that when you leave you will have a portfolio of learning experiences which should not only help prepare you for your third and fourth years of university easier but also make you more employable post-graduation.

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 000DUT
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary
  • MEng
  • 12 months
  • Wokingham (Berkshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Civil
  • Marine
  • Structural

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