Company: Jacobs
Skills: Geotechnical Engineer
Education: PhD/Doctorate
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Cumbria, United Kingdom

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.

About the opportunity

As a Geotechnical Engineer, you will work as part of a small team providing support and advice to the wider Jacobs business and clients. You will have a significant client facing role developing relationships, investigating opportunities and supporting bids. In addition, you will lead and lead the delivery of geotechnical input to projects and will also be required to provide technical guidance and support to less experienced junior engineers and technicians.

There will be opportunities for a wider degree of responsibilities and roles within the Tunnelling and Ground Engineering team aimed at developing your career as a geotechnical specialist. The successful applicant will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

About you

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the following:

  • Good understanding of the nuclear sector specifically the GDF
  • Customer Focus - demonstrated by successful delivery
  • Situational Adaptability
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Resilience
  • Drives vision & purpose
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • A Global Mindset and demonstrated ability to work across cultures and remotely with our Global Integrated Delivery teams


Here's What You'll Need:

  • MSc Geotechnical Engineering (or similar)
  • PhD in nuclear related topic (preferable)
  • Practical experience of working on ground engineering projects (design and analysis of Retaining walls, Foundations, Soil Reinforced Earthworks, Slope stability etc.)
  • Experience of working on large infrastructure projects
  • International experience

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We're invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative.

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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 have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here .

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.