Maritime Intern (Placement Year in Industry)

Civil/Structural/Environmental Science/Marine.

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At Jacobs we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow. Our Interns are innovators, disruptors and passionate about taking on this challenge! 

At Jacobs, we focus on providing solutions to challenges such as climate change, cyber security and health infrastructure.  While we shape some of the largest and most challenging landmark projects in the UK and Ireland such as HS2, Thames Tideway Tunnel and the Elizabeth Line, we also deliver local projects that protect communities. We’re helping to make the world smarter, more connected and more sustainable.  

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Here at Jacobs, we are continuously challenging today to reinvent tomorrow and a huge piece to that is our early career talent. Our internships and new graduate positions offer hands-on experience and mentorship from skilled professionals all over the world.

The biggest questions spark our curious minds. At Jacobs, we solve the most important problems, the ones for the real world. Whether it’s projects focused on addressing the climate emergency, improving our security, or benefiting our communities by improving transportation links and infrastructure, these are just some of the ways we are working to build a better future for all.  

Apply today to come and join us! 

About the Opportunity

We are seeking an undergraduate Civil/Structural/Coastal Engineer/Coastal Scientist to join our growing Maritime business. This part of our business specialises in the development of maritime projects which includes ports and coastal planning and engineering. Types of projects include infrastructure planning and design for maritime structures, such ports, harbours, coastal defences and tidal barriers, as well as coastal strategies, optioneering and feasibility studies of beach nourishment schemes, blue carbon schemes as well as inspection and monitoring of assets/defences and coastal processes studies.

We are an international leader in the engineering, planning, design and construction management of maritime structures, ports, harbours and coastal schemes. We have over 500 specialist maritime engineers, scientists and modellers 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, waterfront development and / or coastal defences / frontages
  • Communicate and liaise effectively with colleagues of all levels both in the UK and overseas
  • Assist in the development of design solutions of maritime structures, such as breakwaters, shore protection works, jetties, quay walls, shipyards etc
  • Carry out analysis and assessments both by hand and using the latest computer software packages available in the industry
  • Assist with site based inspections/surveys 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 status.

Here's What You'll Need:


  • You will be in your second year of working towards an accredited minimum level 2:1 BSc/BEng/MEng degree in a relevant discipline, such as Coastal, Civil or Structural Engineering (or Geography, Environmental Science, GIS etc.)
  • An interest in Maritime engineering
  • The drive and motivation to become a Chartered Engineer or Scientist
  • 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, Chartered Institute of
  • Water Engineering Management etc)
  • Some ability in the use of Computer Aided Design
  • Some ability in the use of Structural Analysis software
  • Some ability in the use of Geographic Information Systems
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  • Hiring Multiple Candidates
  • Salary
    Competitive + benefits
  • Degree required
    2:1 and above (expected)
  • Duration
    12 months
  • Location
    London, Exeter and Bristol
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Civil
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Marine
  • Structural
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  • Transport Planning
  • Water/Hydrology
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