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Assistant Tunnel Engineer - London

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3d ago

💼 Graduate Job


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  • You must be experienced in segmental and SCL lining design, working towards MICE Chartered Engineer status, knowledgeable of European codes, and proficient in relevant software. Team player with ability to work independently.
  • You will support tunnel projects for various clients, delivering innovative solutions to ground-related issues, working on structural and geotechnical aspects with minimal supervision.

Graduate Job



  • At Jacobs, we’ll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40 countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities. 
  • People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent. In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations. 
  • Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business. 


  • 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:
  • Use technological advances to improve quality, results and efficiency
  • Preparation of designs and drawings
  • Experience in segmental and SCL lining design
  • Working towards MICE Chartered Engineer status
  • Knowledge of relevant European codes and standards
  • Computer literate in relevant discipline software such as; Plaxis, FLAC, MIDAS and SAP.
  • Team player but with an ability to work independently and manage small teams as required

Area of Responsibilities



  • As part of our strategy for growth and to further develop our capabilities in the tunnelling sector, Jacobs are looking to hire a Tunnel Engineer to be based in our London, Birmingham or Cardiff Office. 
  • Jacobs has developed one of the leading and longest-standing geotechnical and tunnelling consultancy capabilities in the UK, with approximately 400 geotechnical and tunnelling engineers delivering practical and innovative solutions to ground-related problems.
  • Reporting to one of the team leads within the Tunnels discipline this individual will be a key resource in project and work package delivery with the ability to work with minimal supervision for a range of internal and external clients. Our tunnels team focusses on a range of small to large scale projects from pipejack, to complex underground caverns, utilising techniques from empirical methods to 3D FE analyses.  Work undertaken can be structural and/or geotechnical in nature.


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Full time

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