Graduate - Bridges Engineer

Birmingham, United Kingdom Countrywide
30 Sep 2016
20 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs employ some of the UK's most experienced and skilled technical services professionals and has grown to over 7,000 people in locations across the UK.

Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services to industrial, commercial and government clients. With revenues approaching $11billion and approximately 50,000 employees across the globe, we are continuing to grow our business every year.

We are looking for talented people to join us across the UK and Ireland to continue our focus on building relationships and delighting our clients (90% of our business is repeat business). In return we have opportunities to work on unique and exciting projects, and a stable platform upon which to develop your career.

Jacobs has an enviable reputation in the Highways UK consultancy sector as a result of a portfolio of high profile projects with clients that include the Highways England, Transport Scotland, Welsh Government, National Contractors and numerous Local Authorities. Our plans to add to this portfolio continue apace regionally and nationally

Position Summary

We are wishing to recruit engineering graduates to join our Highways Centre of Excellence team. You will become a member of a large and expanding bridges design team, taking a technical supporting role in delivering bridge design services throughout all stages of major project development. You may be a recent graduate, or already have a year's experience, but the role will provide you with every opportunity to complete your training towards membership of a professional institution. As well as our ICE accredited training programme which will help you to achieve professional status, you will be supported by a trained mentor to complete our graduate portfolio.


As a Graduate Bridge Engineer you will be working on a variety of project types, sizes and complexities. Responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation of bridge and bridge related structural scheme designs at feasibility, preliminary and detailed design stages
  • Undertaking design or assessment calculations
  • Supervising the production of design drawings or other project related design deliverables
  • You will be responsible for resolving technical issues as they occur and for the monitoring of progress of your areas of responsibility
  • Organising and carrying out General, Principal & Special Bridge Inspections
  • Assisting with the preparation of documentation relating to bridge projects.
Essential Criteria

  • A degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to produce well-presented and accurate drawings and reports
  • Committed to work and capable of managing own tasks, costs and meeting deadlines
  • Self-motivated and able to work as part of a team
  • Good IT skills

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of structural analysis design software
  • Proficient with use of AutoCAD
  • Health and Safety training in the Bridges Sector

Start your journey with Jacobs

Jacobs Graduate Development Programme (GDP) is recognised throughout industry as a benchmark of good practice and is designed to fulfil the needs of all graduates, in addition to technical development needs specific to their particular discipline.

Graduates complete a series of competencies based upon business requirements, comprising the optimum mix of blended learning which complements chartership progression and provides them with the technical and business acumen required to advance their career.

Additional benefits include:

  • An invitation to attend our residential 'Graduate Conference' weekend in the Lake District to meet Jacobs graduates from across the globe and members of senior management
  • Paid holidays of up to 32 days; inclusive of national and public holidays
  • A broad flexible benefits package including the option to buy additional holidays, travel insurance, contributory pension scheme and the cycle to work scheme.

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