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Jacobs Ports & Maritime Engineer in Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Ports & Maritime Engineer

(These roles can be based in Southampton, Glasgow or Edinburgh)

About the Opportunity

Jacobs’ ES&T Ports and Maritime team specialises in the design, planning, refurbishment and construction of ports and maritime facilities within the UK defence and security sector.

Our projects focus principally on Naval dockyard and shipbuilding facilities and typically involve the design and refurbishment of jetties, quays, dock gates and caissons, berthing and mooring studies as well as undertaking structural investigations and condition assessments of existing maritime assets. We work on projects throughout their life cycle, from initial optioneering and feasibility studies through to detailed design, construction and maintenance.

Each maritime project is truly unique and requires a good understanding of structural engineering and geotechnical design principles. We solve complex and challenging problems, making use of modern analysis techniques, such as 2D and 3D structural modelling as well as geotechnical modelling of soil-structure interaction problems. We operate a culture of safety at Jacobs, and we work to high standards, with most of our projects subject to third-party review.

Responsibilities will Include:

  • Coordination and production of high-quality ports and maritime engineering project deliverables

  • Preparation of design calculations, computer models and technical reports to a high standard

  • Supporting business development activities, including input to bids and proposals

  • Providing technical and professional guidance, support and development of more junior engineers and technicians

  • Supporting business development activities including preparation of proposals

  • Developing good working relationships with clients and other company departments

  • Adherence with and contribution to business and quality management systems

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, 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:

Here’s What You’ll Need

Essential:

  • Broad experience in civil engineering design and construction

  • Good all-round technical design expertise using British Standards and Eurocodes for structural design and maritime works

  • Proven ability to manage projects and preparation of project deliverables, including managing quality, budget, programme and resources

  • Good understanding of structural theory, with proven problem solving ability

  • Good knowledge of health and safety legislation and good practice

  • Good verbal and written communication, and report writing skills

  • Self-starter and be able to work effectively as part of a diverse team

  • Able to manage personal and team workload, prepare programmes of work and manage budgets

  • Good, accredited MEng degree in Civil Engineering or similar

  • Chartered (or near Chartered) Civil or Structural Engineer

Desirable:

  • Working knowledge of PIANC guidance documents for maritime-related infrastructure

  • Experience of structural dynamics, including seismic analysis and design

  • Knowledge of 3D modelling and BIM

  • Experience of structural engineering software packages: STAAD.Pro or SAP2000

  • Experience of structural engineering software package LUSAS

  • Experience of geotechnical software packages WALLAP and PLAXIS 2D

  • Nuclear industry experience and experience of safety case documentation

  • All staff are required to obtain SC level security clearance, and therefore must have been resident in the UK for the preceding 5 years

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.

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.

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

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