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Jacobs Senior Civil Engineer in United Kingdom Countrywide, United Kingdom

Senior Civil Engineer


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 Water & Environment business provides a focus for advising our clients on sustainability issues including renewable energy, low carbon economies, impacts of climate change and waste and resource management. We currently have opportunities for a Senior Civil Engineer with water/wastewater engineering experience to join our Utilities team, based in our Belfast Office. The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

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

Working on projects throughout Ireland, your responsibilities may include:

  • Undertaking project tasks and engineering design on water and wastewater projects at various stages in the project life cycles, while ensuring technical excellence and best practice to specification.

  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver projects within agreed timeframes and budgets and to exceed our clients’ expectations.

  • Ensuring project financial and schedule performance.

  • Driving health and safety in all aspects of our projects.

  • Supervising and visiting contractors on site and advising on engineering issues.

  • Communicating and liaising effectively with colleagues, contracting engineers, subcontractors, sub-consultants and clients.

  • Supporting tendering procedures and putting together proposals.

  • Providing guidance and support to less experienced graduate engineers or technicians.



  • Minimum of an accredited Honours Civil Engineering Degree (NFQ Level 8).

  • Experience in the utilities (water, wastewater) engineering industry.

  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, liaising directly with client and other project team members.

  • Excellent communication skills, including written work.


  • Chartered engineer or near Chartered engineer

  • Experience in the design of water or wastewater schemes; clean water and sewage transfer systems, pumping systems and treatment facilities.

  • Working knowledge of contract types and procurement options.

  • Experience with construction management and/or the site supervision of a contractor during construction.

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 Jacobswe 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

Equal Opportunities

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.


Job Civil/Structural

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Belfast-UK Belfast

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: BI 0008R1