Jacobs Civil Engineering Apprentice - Utilities (Level 3) - London, UK in London, United Kingdom

Civil Engineering Apprentice - Utilities (Level 3) - London, UK


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

Tideway's Super Sewer is upgrading London's infrastructure to cope with demands well into the 22nd century and reconnecting the city with the iconic River Thames. The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a 25 kilometre interception, storage and transfer tunnel running up to 65 metres below the river.

By intercepting sewage before it enters the river, the Thames Tideway Tunnel will help prevent the River Thames from being polluted with untreated sewage which can stay in the river for up to three months before the ebb and flow of the tide finally takes it out to sea.

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are seeking an Associate Project Manager for the Thames Tideway Tunnel project in Central London. The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Hear from our current apprentices and what they have to say about the project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIPDYjYskAA

Interested to learn more about the project, visit the homepage:https://www.tideway.london/the-tunnel/

Civil engineering technicians will be on a Level 3 Apprenticeship which will run over a 3-year period during which you will undertake a supervised programme of training and college day release which leads to Technician Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

There is the opportunity to go onto further study to enable you to be qualified to degree level and achieve the Chartered Engineer status. You will work towards Civil Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard including Functional Skills Level 2/3 in English and Maths or towards a relevant HNC/HND.

You will be required to attend South Thames college (Wandsworth, London) one day a week and report to the office for the remaining four days a week. This may change depending on the nature of the training provision made with the college/ training provider. You will be advised of this on joining.

Civil engineering design technicians (whilst at the office) provide support to civil engineers who design, build and manage construction projects. These projects could be in several different sectors including: tunnels, project management, design and construction.

A technician's work could involve:

  • Design - surveying the site, arranging for analysis of soil and rock samples, and producing design drawings

  • Estimating - preparing detailed estimates and producing information on the quantity and type of materials to be used

  • Planning - helping to set deadlines for the delivery of materials, equipment and labour for completing each stage of the project

  • Buying - costing and buying of materials, equipment and labour

  • Site engineering - Responsibility for checking the progress of particular technical aspects of the construction work Key elements of the role include:

  • Production of CAD drawings Preparation of simple calculations

  • Supporting the administration of projects

  • Ensuring outputs meet the required standards Meeting agreed deadlines

  • Maintaining drawing register

  • Working as a member of a team

  • Contributing to providing solutions to problems Working both in an office environment and on site



  • Minimum 5 passes at GCSE with at preferred Grade ‘B' or higher in Mathematics, preferred Grade ‘C' or higher in English and a preferred Grade ‘B' or higher in a Science/Technology related subject (i.e. Physics/ Chemistry/ICT etc.


  • Confident communications skills both spoken and verbal

  • Strong numeracy skills

  • Experience of using MS office packages; particularly Microsoft Excel


  • A well-mannered and professional individual with a positive ‘can do’ attitude

  • Proactive in nature who takes pride in ‘getting things done’ to a high standard

  • Able to demonstrate a keen interest in a career in Civil Engineering within the engineering & construction environment and some understanding the Tideway Tunnel project

Application Closing date: March 31st, 2019

Assessment Centre date: April 2019

Employment start date : August 2019

Course Enrolment: September 2019

Number of roles: 3

Working week: 9:00am – 6:00pm / 40 hours per week including 1 day release (times may vary depending on site location)

Office address: Tideway, Cottons Centre, Cottons Lane, London SE1 2QG

The successful apprentice will be based at one of the three Tideway project sites outlined below:

Central Delivery site office, 80 Kirtling Street, London SW8 5BP

East Delivery site office, Chambers Street, London, SE16 4XL

West Delivery site office, Carnwath Road Riverside, London SW6 3EJ

Training provider address: South Thames college (Wandsworth, London)

Please ensure you can commute to/from at least one of the office delivery locations and the Training Provider address during office hours before applying for this opportunity.

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.

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.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-London

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