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Jacobs Geo-digital Engineer in Birmingham, United Kingdom

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About the Opportunity

Jacobs has developed one of the leading and longest-standing geotechnical and tunnelling consultancy capabilities in the UK, with over 400 geotechnical and tunnelling engineers delivering practical and innovative solutions to ground-related problems

We are continuing to grow the depth and breadth of the technical services that the ground engineering team can provide for our clients. As a result, we are looking to recruit an experienced Geo-digital Engineer who can combine their knowledge of Ground Engineering with their experience in application development and/or data analytics to help accelerate the digital transformation of our business.

Role Outline/Responsibilities:

This is a key position in the Geo-digital team which will suit a committed and ambitious candidate who has skills in the development of software, digital tools and processes for use by the Tunnel & Ground Engineering (TGE) team. Experience of developing and delivering software tools for use by Engineers and Geologists on a variety of platforms will be essential. The successful candidate will also possess sufficient knowledge of geotechnical design and analysis to ensure the successful translation of this into the application development.

The role will include:

  • Contribute to our coding and app developments within the TGE UK & Europe team

  • Develop and deliver in-house tools via a variety of platforms to drive quality and efficiency

  • Contribute to the development of routines for automation of drawing, calculation and modelling tasks, including training and application of specialist software and/or coding

  • Coordinate and collaborate with other teams on the development of aligned and integrated design or process improvement tools

  • Support in raising the profile of digital approaches through preparation and delivery of presentations, training seminars, etc for the team

  • Assist in developing in-house skills through training and mentoring of staff

  • Work within and assist in developing BIM-compliant Common Data Environments as employed by Jacobs and their clients

  • Carry out other activities related to multi-disciplinary projects as directed by the TGE Discipline Lead.

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.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • GCSE pass at grade C or above (or equivalent) in English Language

  • A-Level pass at Grade C or above (or equivalent) in Maths

  • BEng in Civil Engineering or Equivalent

  • Knowledge and extensive experience of software development within a civil engineering environment

  • Knowledge and extensive experience of using software development environments (e.g. Visual Studio, GitHUB)

  • Knowledge and experience numerical modelling for civil engineering purposes

  • Excellent ICT skills

  • Knowledge and experience of Ground Engineering related design

  • Ability to work to deadlines


  • Experience of working as a geotechnical practitioner

  • Knowledge and experience of using Geotechnical data management software

  • Familiarity with IFC, Uniclass 2015 and other relevant information classification systems

  • Experience of statistical approaches to data analysis

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)

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