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Jacobs Graduate Construction Engineer - Cork in Cork, Ireland

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:

Graduate Construction Engineer

Start date September 2022

Pharmaceutical and biotechnology products impact all our lives in some way. The projects that we execute deliver lifesaving products to patients globally.

With 50 years of experience as innovators in biopharma facilities, our more than 3,800 skilled architectural, engineering and construction professionals continue to work with our clients to drive innovations in the industry. We provide a single-source of responsibility for all services, from strategy and concept through site selection and evaluation, regulatory compliance, design, constructability, construction management, commissioning, validation and start-up. We also provide operations support and asset management services, including plant engineering, maintenance optimization and traditional maintenance and turnaround services.

As the largest professional services provider to the biopharmaceutical industry, clients benefit from both our local presence and global reach. We offer a full range of design and construction services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide, with a complete focus on providing maximum value for our clients.

At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and we’re looking for the most talented and passionate individuals out there to be our next generation of leaders.

What you’ll be doing:

At Jacobs, we’re transforming intangible ideas into innovative solutions designing the future - today. 

Position Summary

The Graduate Construction Engineer is responsible for assisting in the execution of construction deliverables in accordance with the design documentation and specific project requirements while complying with JACOBS Safety, Quality and Project Execution procedures.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Assignment of Duties:

Duties are assigned on a day to day basis by the assigned Construction Supervisor and objectives are set on a twice-yearly basis by the Construction Manager. Duties assigned usually fall into one or more of the following broad areas:

  • Planning

  • To ensure that all work within his/her scope of responsibility is completed within the accepted project schedule.

  • To report on a regular basis to the Construction Supervisor on project progress and/or areas of concern.

Technical Participation:

  • To ensure timely and correct review of all project specifications, designs, drawings and requisitioning for areas of responsibility assigned to him/her.

  • To ensure any outstanding or incorrect information on the design information is highlighted and the queries directed to the design team for resolution

  • To provide any necessary technical assistance to other design disciplines assigned to the project as instructed by the Construction Supervisor.

Project Liaison:

  • To attend project meetings as requested

  • To ensure the Construction Supervisor is fully aware of any problems affecting his/her in the production of deliverables or timely completion of any assigned work.

Client Liaison:

  • To assist in reviewing the client’s documentation for acceptability and ensure this is updated as instructed by the Construction Supervisor.

  • To refer all client requests for deviation to the scope to the Construction Supervisor, the request should indicate both cost and schedule impact where possible.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Honours Degree in Construction Management or Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Civil)

Start your journey with Jacobs

Jacobs Graduate Development Programme (GDP) is recognised throughout industry as a benchmark of good practice and is designed to fulfil the needs of all graduates, in addition to technical development needs specific to their particular discipline.

Graduates complete a series of competencies based upon business requirements, comprising the optimum mix of blended learning which compliments chartership progression and provides them with the technical and business acumen required to advance their career. Additional benefits include:

  • Paid holidays of up to 33 days; inclusive of national and public holidays

  • A broad flexible benefits package including the option to buy additional holidays, travel insurance, contributory pension scheme and the cycle to work scheme.

Join Jacobs. We want you to grow!

Successful candidates 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.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.


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.