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Graduate Ports and Maritime Civil Structural Engineer 2024

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

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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, 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 opportunity

The Defence & Security business at Jacobs provides an exciting mixture of consultancy, design and engineering support, along with the delivery of challenging projects to major clients in the UK across the nuclear and defence industries, including (Ministry of Defence) HMNB Clyde, HMNB Devonport and HMNB Portsmouth, BAES Barrow and Glasgow, and Babcock Rosyth, Clyde and Devonport. Overseas, we are delivering similarly interesting and exciting projects across the globe including projects for clients in the Middle East and Australia.

As a Graduate Ports and Maritime Civil/Structural Engineer, you will join our specialist team, looking at complex and technically demanding maritime engineering problems within the nuclear and defence industries.  Each of our projects is unique, but typically involves consideration of the interaction between ports, harbour and coastal structures and the marine environment.

The key challenges associated with the design, assessment and appraisal of marine infrastructure typically includes the consideration of vessel berthing and mooring loads on structures, the influence of tides, waves and currents as well as the impacts of sea level rise and the corrosive effects of seawater on steel and reinforced concrete structures. As a result of the environment within which our projects are located, our work remains varied and interesting, keeping the engineering challenges fresh and exciting.

Our team includes a wealth of experience and expertise in all aspects of maritime infrastructure projects and we work in an environment where the sharing of knowledge and learning of new skills is actively encouraged throughout our team.

Opportunities are available in our Edinburgh and Glasgow offices.

Here’s what you'll need

  • Be working towards a relevant Degree or Masters level qualification in MEng Civil 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.
  • 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.

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