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Job description

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow.

Our People & Places Solutions business - reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do - the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology - we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Our Ground Engineering and Tunnelling team provides technical support to a wide range of infrastructure projects throughout the UK, and worldwide. As a result we're looking for people who have the passion and drive to be involved with major geotechnical projects across a range of sectors: Rail, Highways, Utilities and Nuclear.

Job purpose

We are seeking an Assistant Tunnel Engineer to be based in our London Office to undertake tunnel design work for a range of interesting projects throughout the UK. Our tunnels team focusses on a range of small to large scale projects from pipejack undercrossings of railway infrastructure to complex underground caverns utilising techniques from empirical methods to 3D FE analyses. Work undertaken can be structural and/or geotechnical in nature.

Job responsibilities
The candidate will work within project teams and will report to team leaders and project managers. The priorities of the role are likely to include:

  • Preparation of designs and drawings
  • Consultation with clients and stakeholders
  • Quality control and checking responsibilities
  • Writing technical reports
  • Managing task budgets on behalf of project managers
The ideal candidate should possess and be able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge.

  • A sound academic knowledge of civil/tunnel engineering
  • Some knowledge of relevant European codes and standards
  • Strong communication skills with fluency in verbal and written English
  • Numerate
  • Computer literate in MS Office package (or similar) and relevant discipline software such as Plaxis
  • Problem solving & analysis skills
  • Team player but with an ability to work independently when required
  • Planning & organisational skills
  • Motivated to deliver high quality
  • Commitment to professional and personal development leading towards chartered status

The minimum qualifications are:

  • First degree (MEng or BEng) in civil engineering,
  • Relevant experience

Why Jacobs?

We're invested in you and your success. Our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. By supporting one another and through our culture of caring, we all succeed. The biggest questions spark our curious minds. We clear the way for inventive thinking and exploration, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. We redefine what's possible. There's something that drives everyone - and we want you to keep evolving your career, discover unexpected opportunities and ensure you can deliver on tomorrow.

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go 'BeyondZero' by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours' contracts. Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% of the Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.
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