Local recruitment: Graduate Mathematical Modeller (Water)


Leeds, UK 🇬🇧

Location: Leeds, England
Category: Water
Job ID: BIE0000MU 

Your Impact:

Are you ready to start your career in an inclusive, flexible, and dynamic work environment? 

What are you waiting for? Apply today! 

Join the Jacobs Graduate Development Programme (GDP) to start your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, environment and communities. As a Jacobs Graduate you will be part of a larger network of talent who are Challenging Today and Reinventing Tomorrow. 

What we do at Jacobs 

Our People & Places Solutions (P&PS) business focuses on providing solutions to future challenges such as climate change, the need for renewable energy, low carbon economies, transportation, and material resource and waste management. While we shape some of the very largest and most challenging landmark projects in the UK, we also deliver local projects that protect communities. We lead with the environment and make social and natural capital central to how we solve our clients’ challenges. We are helping to create the sustainable and resilient cities and communities of the future, making attractive places for all to live and work. 

What’s in it for you? 

As a Jacobs Graduate you will join a structured 2-year programme aimed at progressing Graduates into global project leaders and problem solvers. Our GDP provides the framework, mentoring and expertise, supporting you to reach your full potential. On joining our programme in September 2023, you will rapidly gain knowledge of how our company works, what motivates us and how you can make innovative contributions to our projects, helping us build a more connected and sustainable world.  

About the opportunity

Our Clean Water teams are located across the UK & Ireland, working for multiple clients on all aspects of water infrastructure including feasibility assessment, capital design, optioneering, operational support, development impact assessment, optimisation and smart networks.

As we continue to develop exciting prospects, we are looking for passionate graduates to join our team at various UK offices including Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Belfast.  This role will be on a hybrid working arrangement, operating as part of our national diverse and dynamic UK team. We offer the opportunity to work for our global client base and operate as a truly national collaborative team.

The successful candidate will have the opportunities to learn all aspects in clean water network design, operation and hydraulic modelling. You will be a motivative and innovative individual who embraces new technologies. We will support you to convert your innovative ideas into practical solutions that tackle the challenges facing the water industry. We will support and encourage you to raise our and your own profile across the wider industry.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Development and use of hydraulic models using software such as Infoworks WS Pro, DNV Synergi, Bentley WaterGEMS and Epanet.
  • Responsible for the technical delivery of projects within programme and budget.
  • Working collaboratively with multiple-disciplinary teams internally and externally.
  • Developing and maintaining relationship with clients.
  • Driving health and safety through everything we do.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Qualified to degree level in the relevant subject such as engineering, geography, GIS, Science, related subject or equivalent considered.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Excellent communication Skills – oral and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills and be able to multi-task.
  • Desire to learn and develop technically and work towards a professional qualification.
  • Great at problem solving skills.
  • Interest and ability in numerical computational analysis and data analysis.
  • Enthusiasm and curiosity to apply skills to the solution of real-world problems
  • A flexible and innovative self-starter who’s passionate about developing skills.
  • You must have the permanent right to work in the UK.
  • Bring innovative ideas into the internal team and clients.

We want you to bring your whole, authentic self to Jacobs – have you travelled around the world? Worked in a bar? Been captain of a sports team or volunteered for a charity? Tell us – we’re looking for people with interesting stories and experiences! 

Selection Process  

  • Step 1: Apply Online 
  • Step 2: Gamification Assessment 
  • Step 3: Interview 

What else we provide 

In addition to work-life balance and flexibility, UK employees also receive; 

  • Free single medical cover and digital GP service 
  • Reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships 
  • An inclusive and diverse environment, embracing the variety of cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles of our employees through Jacobs Employee Networks  
  • A focus on safety, health, and wellbeing, prioritising our people through a culture of caring and a network of positive mental health champions 
  • Opportunities to give back to our communities through our Collectively program, incorporating matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations. 

We are truly passionate about inclusion and diversity and recognise that this application and selection process may not suit all candidates. If this is the case for you, please get in touch with us to discuss how we can make this process more accessible. 

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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development