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Jacobs Civil Engineer, Water Infrastructure in Melbourne, Australia

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Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we don’t settle – we’re always looking beyond to raise the bar and deliver with excellence. We apply our expertise and knowledge as we look into the future with great optimism and focus. We don’t settle until we give our best and know that we’re making a difference.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our fun loving, sociable Water Infrastructure team. We have an exciting pipeline of work, and we are delivering the most sought-after water infrastructure projects in Australia and New Zealand. As a result, we are growing ostensibly and regularly collaborate with our Australian peers for both learning and project work. We will encourage and support your career journey with a flexible work environment and exciting range of projects and challenges to work on. 

Jacobs is rare within the water industry in that we use a global team of experts to deliver local projects. Our team regularly work with our specialists over in the USA, Europe and elsewhere. There are not many projects we deliver using only Australia-based resources, working for Jacobs means access to this global expertise and world leading innovation.

The power of Jacobs is that we do almost everything – we even work with NASA. That means if there’s a complex problem you are faced with, there’s always someone helpful within our 50,000 strong team you can call on for advice.

Due to current business opportunities, we are looking to appoint a Civil Engineer to join our fast-growing Water Infrastructure team. This is an opportunity to join a dedicated and high-performing team of water professionals to deliver a range of significant projects for both public and private sector clients both locally and nationally.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

The role will work alongside Senior Engineers and Technical Leaders, and provide assistance on water industry projects where required, to further develop understanding of civil engineering design, including:

  • Preparation of designs, technical reports and proposals to inform a variety of drinking water or wastewater engineering work in the initial planning, design, and construction phases of projects.

  • Working with other members of our team, you'll work on projects evaluating and selecting the best approach to solve our clients' challenges and planning and designing water engineering augmentations.

  • Contributing to multidisciplinary teams delivering major water and wastewater treatment systems.

  • Contributing to winning work and market-led innovative offerings.

  • Assisting in the development of Graduate Engineers, particularly training in the use of relevant software packages.

  • You will work collaboratively with other team members to deliver goals and targets of the team, section and Performance Unit (PU).

  • Attend client meetings where possible to gain an understanding of the relationships that we aspire to maintain.

  • Represent the team at meetings and ensure tasks undertaken are understood completely before stating.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Degree in civil engineering or equivalent.

  • Experience in concept and detailed design of water infrastructure projects.

  • Well-developed use and understanding of CADD software.

  • Understanding of safety in design practices and processes.

  • Ability to work in a team environment and communicate effectively.

Jacobs. A world where you can.

At Jacobs, we support your personal life and career journeys. From our inclusive employee networks to our positive mental health champions, we're committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we've gone beyond traditional ways of working to help you uncover a working arrangement that delivers the flexibility, tools and space to maximise your potential.

We're the 2023 winners of the Consult Australia People First Award for our suite of employee benefits that support all our employees in all stages of their personal and professional lives.

For the 6 th consecutive year, we've been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia). In New Zealand, we're a founding member of The Diversity Agenda and are committed to making our industry more inclusive and diverse. In Australia, our Reconciliation journey continues to be a considerable focus across all levels of the Jacobs community as we progress our Innovate level Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Our Bronze Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTI+ inclusion recognises our progress in creating an environment where our Jacobs employees can bring their whole selves to work.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we're inclusive, we're more connected, and if diverse, we're more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, 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 eight global Jacobs employee networks centred on driving inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and our Women’s Network – find out more about our Jacobs Employee Networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity)

No matter what drives you, you'll discover a way to cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company.

We're an equal opportunity employer and encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply. Jacobs aims to provide cultural safety at our interviews. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are invited to nominate a cultural representative to participate on the interview panel; please let your recruiter know in your application.


Please contact the team if you require support or reasonable adjustments regarding our recruitment process (for example, you need the application form in a different format).

Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people from marginalised or underrepresented backgrounds are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every qualification. At Jacobs, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align with every requirement in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be the right candidate for this or other roles.