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Jacobs Graduate Civil/Structural Engineer - Energy, Security & Technology - (Westlakes) in Moor Row, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

Are you ready to start your career in an inclusive, flexible, and dynamic work environment? 

 What are you waiting for? Apply today! 

 Your impact  

Join the Jacobs Graduate Development Programme (GDP) and have a meaningful, positive impact on our environments, communities, and societies worldwide.  As a Jacobs Graduate you will be part of a larger network of talent who are Challenging Today and Reinventing Tomorrow. 

What we do at Jacobs 

Our Energy, Security & Technology business focuses on providing solutions relating to the energy transition, national security, space, technological innovation, and more. Our work is aligned with critical national priorities and is built on a strong foundation of long-term contracts and deep client relationships.

What will you get?

Our Graduate Development Programme is a structured two-year scheme where we provide the framework, mentoring and experiences to help you maximise your skills and ambitions. On joining our scheme in September 2024, as a Graduate Civils/Structural Engineering in our Decommissioning & Regeneration Solutions business, you’ll rapidly gain knowledge of how our company works and the impact that you can have to help us move towards a more connected and sustainable world.  

About the opportunities

At Jacobs, our Decommissioning & Regeneration Solutions business brings decades of experience to decommissioning and clean-up, drawn from our work at the world’s most challenging nuclear sites. Safety case management, environmental and radiological consultancy, and health physics support go hand in hand with our core engineering capabilities, ensuring an unrelenting safety ethos. We apply strategies to minimize waste volumes requiring final disposal and we implement innovative decommissioning and decontamination processes for U.K. clients including Sellafield Ltd., Magnox Ltd and Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd.  

As a graduate Civil/Structural Engineer you will join a highly skilled team delivering engineering solutions to meet the requirements of our Nuclear Power, Decommissioning and Defence clients. Each of our projects are unique and engineered to meet exacting standards of nuclear safety and integrity.  This often requires designing structures to withstand extreme events including earthquakes, fire, explosion and impact. We cannot always rely on conventional codes and standards, and have to look deeper into structural behaviour, considering for example ultimate failure mechanisms, ductility, dynamic response and soil structure interaction. We work things out as a team, considering first principles, researching alternative methodologies, using complex numerical analysis, undertaking rigorous validation and verification, challenging assumptions, thinking outside the box, and constantly learning.

Our industry and our culture demand we deliver to the highest standards of quality and technical excellence.  Everything we do has to be fully evidenced and justified, and is often subject to thorough independent review, and scrutiny by the defence and nuclear safety Regulators. As a result, this is one of the most varied and challenging roles you can take on as a civil or structural engineer. Working through the whole project lifecycle, you will have the opportunity to turn your theoretical knowledge into practical solutions for our clients, delivering on critical projects in Nuclear Power, Defence, Decommissioning, as well as for industry leading new technologies supporting the drive towards net zero.

We have opportunities available in Westlakes

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Be working towards a relevant Degree or Masters level qualification such as Civil or Structural Engineering

  • A flexible self-starter who is keen to drive your career forward.

  • Adaptable to change, with a thirst for learning new things.

  • You must have the permanent right to work in the UK.

Selection Process  

  • Step 1: Apply Online 

  • Step 2: Solo Video Assessment 

  • Step 3: Interview 

What else we provide 

  • A flexible workstyle, embracing a hybrid working pattern and supporting those who need to balance work/life commitments a bit differently than others. 

  • Free single medical cover and digital GP service.

  • Reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships.

  • An inclusive and diverse work environment, embracing the variety of disciplines, cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles of our employees through our Jacobs Employee Networks. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity)   

  • A focus on safety, health, and wellbeing, prioritising our people through a culture of caring and positive mental health champion network. 

  • Opportunities to give back to our communities through our Collectively program, incorporating matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations. 

We want you to bring your whole, authentic self to Jacobs.

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.

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) . 

Your application experience is important to us, and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)  

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