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Jacobs Senior Civil Engineer - Rivers in Belfast, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

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.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent. In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business

About the Water Team

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

About the Opportunity

Jacobs has secured multiple multi-year contracts and projects with leading clients in Ireland, Northern Ireland, the wider UK, and across the globe. We currently have opportunities for Civil Engineer(s) experienced in the areas of flood management and river engineering to join our Water team. Successful candidates will join a team of over 150 professionals in Ireland, working on a range of high-profile projects and become a part of a World Leading Company with excellent career prospects.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with extensive experience in the development and design of flood risk management and river engineering solutions to be involved in the development of a growing workstream with key clients.

You will join our Water team and will play an important role in supporting our diverse client base through the development of outline, planning, tender and detailed design projects and in mentoring and developing more junior staff, where appropriate.


  • Design development and team leadership, where appropriate, including delivery of outline, planning, tender and detailed design of flood risk management and river engineering solutions

  • Support client engagement and sales opportunities across the Region

  • Design of: Earthwork embankments and conveyance channels; Reinforced concrete structures and foundations; Steelwork structures including piling; Flow control structures; Flood gates and demountable defences; Surface water drainage; Natural Flood Management solutions

  • Checking and reviewing calculations and technical deliverables

  • Production of Contracts and Technical specifications

  • Contributing to an engaged and supportive team environment with active involvement in supervising, mentoring and supporting staff

  • Ability to operate within a multi-disciplinary team

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering or similar discipline.

  • Achieved, or working towards, Chartership Status with a recognised Professional Institution or equivalent

  • Experience or demonstrable knowledge of flood and river modelling software

  • Experience in the development of outline and detailed design solutions for flood risk management schemes and / or hydraulic or hydrology functions supporting design development.

  • Experience or knowledge of Safety in Design

  • Interest in or experience of staff management and development.

  • Experience of coordinating or operating within multi-disciplinary teams in the development of design solutions.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

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Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.