Graduate Civil Engineer Aviation London 2024

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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 People & Places Solutions business focuses on providing solutions to future challenges such as climate change, the need for renewable energy, low carbon economies, transportation, and material resource and waste management. While we shape some of the very largest and most challenging landmark projects in the UK, we also deliver local projects that protect communities.

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, 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

Our Transportation business within P&PS Europe currently comprises 1500+ staff spread across 23+ offices, delivering more connected, sustainable solutions for our UK, European and international clients across Aviation, Highways, Rail and adjacency markets.

You will be joining our talented, multicultural, diverse, social and high performing team with a focus on Aviation within the area of Transportation. The role will entail supporting senior engineers and directors in delivering multi-disciplinary projects, completing civil engineering design, solving problems, site work, supporting our Clients to make the best decisions and ultimately being a success in what you do. Regardless of which state of the art office you will be based at, the Aviation team is fully integrated working as one collective and collaborative team.

Jacobs have an enviable portfolio of work and Clients, to name a small sample of who we work with:

  • Heathrow Airport
  • Manchester Airport
  • Gatwick Airport
  • Highlands and Islands Airports
  • Regional airports across the UK
  • Royal Air Force
  • Ministry of Defence
  • nato
  • United States Air Force
  • Other European / Global Clients

Jacobs’ Aviation community truly is a global player with the European Aviation team one of the Technical Centres of Excellence, supporting Jacobs colleagues internationally in achieving success with our Clients. By joining the Aviation team you will be able to develop your civil engineering skills and have the opportunity to specialise within an Aviation environment leading you to acquire a unique set of skills and knowledge to be the envy of your peers.

We have opportunities based in London, Winnersh and Manchester.

Here’s what you’ll need

  • Be working towards a Degree or Masters Level qualification in Civil / 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

Apply before October 31st, 2023, for your application to be considered in the first assessment window. You can still apply after this date if the role remains open to applications.  However, you do so with the knowledge that we may not proceed with your application if the role is filled in the first assessment window.

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.
  • 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 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.

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.

DEADLINE 15th December 2023