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Jacobs Engineer – Construction Materials in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

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.

Your Impact:

The Engineer – Construction Materials will be member of the Intelligent Asset Management & Assurance Practice of Strategic Consulting and will be responsible for delivering work for our internal and external clients as a practitioner in materials technology. Examples of work include durability modelling and assessment of key construction materials (concrete, grout, steel and polymers), involving desk studies and onsite inspection work.

You will work closely with colleagues in the Durability & Materials team, the wider IAM&A Practice and beyond to support the development of the business, for example, by assisting in the preparation and delivery of presentations and proposals. It is anticipated that the base office will be London (Cottons Centre) but flexibility to work across the UK or overseas on short consultancy assignments from time to time will be necessary.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Degree qualified in relevant engineering (Civil/ Chemical) and/or Materials discipline

  • Experience in materials consultancy (including on site) and project delivery

  • Knowledge and experience on construction materials, essentially concrete, in the following key areas:

  • key principles and best practice for new-built construction and repair applications

  • deterioration mechanisms and associated models, including use of standard software

  • assessment and specification using UK/EU codes and standard national guidance

  • investigation and assessment of deterioration and defects, visually and by testing

  • sustainability, climate resilience, carbon management, innovation

  • Collaborative approach internally and externally, with a strong teamwork ethic, excellent communication and presentation/report-writing skills and ability to build strong client connections

  • Ability to work under pressure and to very tight deadlines, with a high level of personal accountability

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. 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.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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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.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.


At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.