Jacobs Graduate Programs & Internships

We deliver impactful global solutions to create a more connected, sustainable world — from intelligence to infrastructure, cybersecurity to space exploration. Our 55,000 employees across 40+ countries work every day, challenging the expectations of today to reinvent the way we’ll all live tomorrow. Have a look at some of the projects Jacobs is delivering here – Jacobs Solutions

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Application Process

  1. Decide What Role(s) to Apply For
    • Your interests, skills and career goals should align with the requirements of your chosen role.
    • If you are in your penultimate year of study, you are best suited to our Summer Internship Program. If you are in your final year of study, you will be eligible for our Graduate Program.
    • Make sure that you are eligible to work in your chosen role’s location (we will require evidence of your working rights).
  2. Online Application

    Now that you’ve determined which role(s) to apply for, it’s time to submit your application! Click through to the position’s online application form. You will need to complete some questions and attach a number of documents, including:

    • Your CV –showcase your previous work experience, extra-curricular activities, academic history, volunteer experience and any other qualifications –we’re loo…
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Application Process

  1. Decide What Role(s) to Apply For
    • Your interests, skills and career goals should align with the requirements of your chosen role.
    • If you are in your penultimate year of study, you are best suited to our Summer Internship Program. If you are in your final year of study, you will be eligible for our Graduate Program.
    • Make sure that you are eligible to work in your chosen role’s location (we will require evidence of your working rights).
  2. Online Application

    Now that you’ve determined which role(s) to apply for, it’s time to submit your application! Click through to the position’s online application form. You will need to complete some questions and attach a number of documents, including:

    • Your CV –showcase your previous work experience, extra-curricular activities, academic history, volunteer experience and any other qualifications –we’re looking for future leaders, so anything that demonstrates your motivation, proactivity and interest in your chosen discipline will go a long way!
    • A cover letter –tell us about yourself, which specific discipline you are passionate about and where you see your career developing. Remember to proofread for typos!
    • Your Academic Record.
    • Evidence of your working rights –attach a scan / copy of your birth certificate, passport or Visa (VEVO check if applicable).

    Please note that your application cannot be considered without these documents.

  3. Online Video Interview

    If your online application is successful, you will be invited to complete an online video interview. This is a chance for us to find out a bit more about you, your experience and what makes you tick. The interview can be completed anywhere you have a reliable internet connection, and we recommend setting aside half an hour in a quiet location so that you have time to set up and practice. Be prepared to answer some behavioural questions and showcase your passion for the role.

  4. Face to Face Interview

    If all goes well, you will be invited in for a face to face interview with one or more members of the team that you have applied to. Come prepared to answer a variety of questions, and don’t be afraid to ask us some too!

  5. Offer Extended

    Once interviews for the role have been completed, someone will be in touch via a phone call with the outcome of your application.

About Us

We deliver impactful global solutions to create a more connected, sustainable world — from intelligence to infrastructure, cybersecurity to space exploration. Our 55,000 employees across 40+ countries work every day, challenging the expectations of today to reinvent the way we’ll all live tomorrow. Have a look at some of the projects Jacobs is delivering here – Jacobs Solutions

We see the world as it can be

Challenging today is our response to the increasing complexity our world is experiencing. It calls on us to join forces, putting our knowledge and imagination together to reinvent the way we solve problems and shape the next generation of innovative solutions.

Reinventing tomorrow is our promise and an invitation to raise the bar in everything we do. From the brilliant solutions we create with our clients, to the open and inclusive culture we create for our people. From the positive difference we make in our communities, to the added value we deliver to our shareholders.

Our Values

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Sam

Bachelor of Cyber Security
Edith Cowan University

Can you let us know what company you are working for and which area of the business you work in or which rotation you are currently in? 

Jacobs - PP&S - Security Team

What was the first 6 months like?  What have you really enjoyed? 

My first 6 months involved  familiarizing myself with my team, how the business operates, the systems we use and the projects we work on.  I've really enjoyed the hands-on approach the Jacobs graduate program takes, been involved in real projects from the start has gave me the opportunity…

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Laura

Civil and Environmental Engineer, Master's Degree in Water Resources,
Monash University

Can you let us know what company you are working for and which area of the business you work in or which rotation you are currently in? 

I work for Jacobs in the Water Resources team in Brisbane office

What was the first 6 months like?  What have you really enjoyed? 

At the start, everything was slow and it started to ramp up as soon as I was assigned to my first project. It was a steep learning curve where I was trying to absorb as much information as I could.

I enjoyed being able to see how the many concepts learnt in Uni started…

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Suvekchhya

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
University of New South Wales

Can you let us know what company you are working for and which area of the business you work in or which rotation you are currently in?

I am currently working for Jacobs Group Australia in the Built Environment Sector. Specifically, I work in the Mechanical Team within Building services, which focuses primarily in Heating Ventilation and Air conditioning.

What was the first 6 months like? What have you really enjoyed?

The first 6 months of the graduate program mainly involved helping me settle into the new working e…

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Why Jacobs?

At Jacobs we value people. Having the right balance of diversity, career and lifestyle enables us to consistently deliver and exceed clients’ expectations. Our global culture of caring fosters a workplace where we value the safety, positive mental health, inclusion and belonging of all our employees.

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To support your professional growth, Jacobs’ flexible working arrangements, extended leave options and a host of social, health and wellbeing events and initiatives will underpin our commitment to you.

Jacobs has recently been voted the number 1 “Most Admired Company” in Fortune Magazine’s Engineering and Construction category - Fortune: The World's Most Admired Companies

Design your 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.

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 everyday.

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.

“Together, we are building a new Jacobs; inclusive of diverse people, capabilities and perspectives. We are winning in the marketplace, capturing attractive growth opportunities for complex work we are uniquely positioned to perform.” - Steve Demetriou, Chair and CEO

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Our Graduate Development Program

Jacobs’ Australia and New Zealand Graduate Program runs for up to two years and is designed to equip graduates to become exceptional consultants. Graduates will learn about our organisation, business operations, project management and teamwork, at the same time as developing their business and consulting skills. The Program is designed to develop a core set of professional competencies in graduates of all disciplines through varied work-based experience and on-the-job learning, which is linked to, and supported by, a process of accreditation and recognition for professional achievement.

We see graduates as the future leaders of our business, which is why we’re delighted to have received the Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Graduate Employers award for ‘Most Popular Engineering & Resources Employer’ in 2021!

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Our teams offer a supportive environment to help you to learn, grow and excel. No matter what drives you, you’ll discover how you can cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company. 

Program Overview

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  • Two-year, self-directed program
  • Learning and development of future skills
  • Exposure to various business units and functions
  • Career pathing opportunities
  • Exposure to high-level leaders
  • Networking with other graduates

Our Internship Program

The Jacobs Internship Program offers students the opportunity to work with us for 12 weeks during the Christmas period break. This is a great opportunity to get some real world experience that will help you make an informed decision about the direction of your post-university career.

Many of our consultants go on to become Jacobs Graduates and enjoy a long and successful career with us.

Applications for the Internship Program will open in late July with the program commencing in November on completion of the University Examination period.

 
 
 

Markets & Services in Australia & New Zealand

At Jacobs, we are dedicated to tackling our clients’ toughest infrastructure and technology challenges with optimism and imagination. Below are the markets and services that we offer and operate in Australia and New Zealand.

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Find out more about our markets and services here.

Our Graduates

At Jacobs our Engineers & Scientists are highly sought after for their specialist knowledge and experience in a specific discipline or technology, which allows them to build upon a deep understanding of what is possible and push the boundaries in search of ever more innovative solutions for clients. As a Graduate at Jacobs you will gain exposure to a range of disciplines, but your career will see you develop into a specialist in a field/discipline so be prepared to talk about your area of real passion during this process.

Jacobs Graduates get to work on large complex projects so they are technically inquisitive, they like to work in teams and learn to see things from another perspective, they will ask questions and challenge the norm and expect their input to be taken seriously, they communicate exceptionally well, and they are the future of Jacobs.

 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE STARTING SALARY FOR A GRADUATE?

The salary that a graduate receives will depend on the market rate, type of degree (hons, masters, PhD) and whether or not the graduate has had prior professional work experience.

WHEN WOULD A GRADUATE EXPECT TO COMMENCE EMPLOYMENT IF THEY WERE OFFERED A POSITION?

Graduates will typically start in January or February however other start dates can be negotiated with your hiring manager.

WHAT SORT OF GRADUATES ARE JACOBS LOOKING FOR?

We look for graduates who enjoy a well-rounded mix of studies, professional associations, work-life balance and community care. We work in teams so teamwork is paramount as is being passionate about developing your career.

HOW MANY GRADUATES DOES JACOBS EMPLOY?

Each year the number of graduates we employ varies dependent upon the projects we are currently working on. It is really important that graduates get their application in early, and pay attention to the details of their applications. 

WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF WORK?

We work a 40 hour week, with most people working the core hours of 8am to 5pm with a lunch break. Start and finish times are flexible by negotiation with your Manager.

DOES JACOBS OFFER INTERNSHIP WORK?

We offer internship employment at Jacobs. Applications will be open through our website in approximately August each year.

WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS LIKE FOR GRADUATES?

Each year we receive many thousands of expressions of interests from graduates seeking to join our program. It does take time for us to carefully consider each application. Jacobs will contact you to advise whether or not your application has been successful. Applications open in March on Jacobs' careers website and GradConnection. On occasions we get requirements for graduates outside these times due to new project wins or changes in business needs. You may be contacted by Jacobs at other times of the year. Please see the "Application Process" tab for a full breakdown of the selection process.

DOES JACOBS CONSIDER GRADUATES WITH PREVIOUS POST-STUDY EXPERIENCE?

The Jacobs Graduate recruitment program is designed for undergraduates who are looking to enter the workforce. However, we do consider graduates who have 1-2 years’ experience for some positions.

DO YOU TAKE ON INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS?

If you are eligible to work in Australia and New Zealand for the duration of the graduate program then you will be considered.

BACHELOR OR MASTER QUERIES – DO MASTERS GRADS QUALIFY, ESPECIALLY IF THEY HAVE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?

Masters is highly regarded at Jacobs. The Jacobs Graduate recruitment program is open to Bachelor, Masters and PhD students who are just entering the workforce.  We do employ graduates who have experience into the business on an as-needed basis.

 
 
 

Perks & Benefits

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myFlex

Supporting our new ways of working, myFlex at Jacobs is about giving you control over how, where and when you work to best full fill your professional and personal priorities.

Parental and Adoption Leave

Paid parental leave is available to employees who will have the primary responsibility to care for their child.

Jacobs values the contribution to the community made by adopting and foster parents and the commitment of staff who provide care for children. When adopting or fostering a child under 16 years of age, you may be entitled to take adoption and foster leave to enable you to be the child’s primary caregiver.

Public holiday swap

Employees may request to transfer a legislated public holiday to be observed on another working day.

Collectively

The Collectively℠ Program unites Jacobs’ 55,000 visionaries, dreamers and doers in a single platform for charitable giving and volunteering – allowing us to amplify the positive impact we make in our communities every day. We support more than 2 million charities around the globe.

STEAM volunteering 

Help us build the talent of tomorrow – today. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math – STEAM for short – is at the heart of our business. #STEAMatJacobs is an employee volunteering program to engage students around the world.

Jacobs Employee Networks

These employee-led and employee-organised groups play a critical role in fostering our Culture of Caring at Jacobs. The shared mission of our employee networks is to celebrate and develop Jacobs’ inclusive employee population, facilitate innovation at Jacobs, and contribute to the communities in which we live and work. 

Graduate Network

Your local Graduate Network or the ANZ wide Graduate Network are great places to build your network, and to get access to other development opportunities. They may host lunch and learns or similar events that would be directly applicable to your Graduate Development Program progress. Additionally, they give you a great opportunity to meet other graduates and others in the business. They also have a monthly newsletter and host many social events both ANZ wide and in each local office.

Buddies

The buddying system is designed to ensure that you receive a consistent level of informal support when starting with Jacobs. Buddies ensure you have the tools and resources available to grow professionally. This 'showing of the ropes' could range from showing where the kitchens/facilities are located on relevant floors, to systems support or simply providing a friendly ear where required.

Social activities

Regular social events and networking opportunities held locally and virtually.

Jacobs GO

Jacobs Global Opportunities (GO) is an employee program aimed at facilitating inter-regional and international six month secondments. The objective of this program is to allow connectivity and to grow our global network.

Professional Subscriptions

Jacobs encourages employees to seek membership of appropriate professional institutions relevant to the discipline in which they are employed and will reimburse annual subscriptions.

Educational Reimbursements

We will financially support you to undertake relevant post-graduate / undergraduate & other study.

E3 Learning Platform

At Jacobs, there is no limit to what you can be and what you can achieve. Jacobs has launched a new learning experience designed to connect your ambitions with the learning opportunities that can help make them a reality. Our learning portal supports your personal and professional growth with courses tailored to your role and career interests and curated content to help you prepare for our future.

Lunch and Learns

Weekly Learn and Learns sessions are scheduled to provide opportunities for our interns and graduates to learn more about particular topics or disciplines. 

Mentoring

Learn how our experts and industry leaders deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and the everyday.

Health Insurance

Private health insurance plan is provided by the corresponding health insurance providers in Australia and New Zealand for Jacobs employees over a range of health insurance options and discounts to suit your needs.

Salary Continuance and Life Insurance

Life insurance provides a lump sum payment in the event of an insured member's death or if diagnosed as being terminally ill.
Income Protection insurance provides a monthly payment that will be a replacement of some of your income if you are totally disabled and unable to work as a result of an injury or sickness.

Employee Assistance Program

Your health & wellbeing are important to Jacobs and we want to introduce to you a great benefit that Jacobs offers - our Employee Assistance Program. This program provides confidential counselling service to help you resolve personal concerns, family and relationship issues, stress-related problems or work conflicts issues. The professional service is completely paid by Jacobs and is available to you and your families at no cost.

Healthworks

HealthWorks offers enhanced services focused around key areas and supports Jacobs approach to Flexible working. The services include: 1:1 coaching both virtual and face to face, consultations and access to the myHealthworks portal.

Positive mental health champions

Positive Mental Health Champions, training our employees in how to guide staff who have mental health concerns or crises, to the appropriate level of help; support fellow employees; and encourage positive mental health throughout the workplace.

Ally training

We offer ally training to embolden those within the Jacobs community with awareness and the foundational skills necessary to take daily steps in becoming impacting advocates and allies, actively playing a role in building meaningful diverse relationships while supporting and standing with our diverse community.

Sustainability

Sustainability at Jacobs means ensuring long-term business resilience and success while positively contributing toward the economy, society and the environment.

From the way we operate our business, to the work we perform with clients and other organisations, we continue to look at ways we can make a positive environmental, societal and economic difference for businesses, governments and communities around the world. 

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A Sustainable Future

Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), PlanBeyond™ is our approach to sustainability — planning beyond today for a more sustainable future for everyone. We advance innovations that improve energy efficiency, resilience, conservation, reuse and reclamation of vital air, land and water resources.

“Since we launched PlanBeyond in 2019, our world has transformed in ways once unimaginable. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed just how interconnected we all are. And how fragile life can be. We must act – now and collectively – to improve health, protect our world from climate change, reduce inequalities, and ensure no one is left behind.  

As a purpose-led company, we know we have a pivotal role to play. We consider it not only good business but our duty to channel our expansive capabilities in resilient infrastructure, clean water, green energy, social value and beyond, toward benefitting people and the planet. 

As our business shifts, so do our sustainability ambitions. The future of Jacobs is one that not only integrates environmental, social and governance considerations into our operations – but into the hearts and minds of every employee and into every client solution we deliver.”

– Steve Demetriou, Jacobs Chair & CEO

PlanBeyond 2.0

PlanBeyond 2.0 is our refreshed sustainable business strategy. Aligned with our purpose to create a more connected, sustainable world, it is being fully integrated into our business model and company strategy. We know we will be more successful if we make decisions guided by both profitable growth and positive impact.

As part of PlanBeyond 2.0, we have developed six Sustainable Business Objectives to sit at the heart of company strategy. Aligned with the UN SDGs most relevant to our business, these define our aspirations for how we as an organization and we as individuals can each play a part in creating a sustainable future for all.

From the way we operate our business, to the work we perform with clients and other organizations, we continue to look at ways we can make a positive environmental, societal and economic difference for businesses, governments and communities around the world. In 2020, EBI also recognized our work with six business achievement awards for leadership and outstanding performance in Climate Action, Justice & Equality, COVID Response, Hydrogen Economy, Nature-based Design, and Adaptation and Resilience Solutions. 

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Find out more about PlanBeyond 2.0.

Burning Questions with Jacobs Grads

We reached out to the current group of Graduates in the Jacobs Grad Programme from their varying degree disciplines and within different rotations, to ask them some burning questions, as requested by students.  Thank you to the Jacobs Grads for their time and effort.  Let’s see what they have to say! 

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Sam 
Edith Cowan University
Bachelor of Cyber Security

Can you let us know what company you are working for and which area of the business you work in or which rotation you are currently in? 

Jacobs - PP&S - Security Team

What was the first 6 months like?  What have you really enjoyed? 

My first 6 months involved  familiarizing myself with my team, how the business operates, the systems we use and the projects we work on.  I've really enjoyed the hands-on approach the Jacobs graduate program takes, been involved in real projects from the start has gave me the opportunity to develop and immediately apply new skills. This hands on approach has quickly developed me into a valuable member of the team and pushes me to keep constantly learning and applying new skills.

Was your position with the Jacobs Grad Programme as you expected it to be? Did anything take you by surprise?

The position pretty much as I expected.

Everyone is keen on maintaining work/life balance, with that in mind what is the longest day you have put it and have you worked weekends at all?

Longest Day - 10.5h 

Saturday - Never
I haven't had to work a Saturday since starting.

On a day to day basis, what do you work on?

  • Cyber Security Consulting (Inc design review, risk management, risk assessment)
  • Project Management

Have you worked on any projects at Jacobs?

Wide variety of transport and security related projects.

What systems do you use for your role in the graduate programme?

  • Microsoft office. 
  • Common Engineering software

What sort of support are you provided at Jacobs?

All of my work is supported by the company in general, there's always many resources I can leverage to do my work, and my supervisors are always willing to assist where necessary and are keen to see me grow within the role.

What skills do you think you need to succeed in your role and do they differ from what you envisioned?

  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Willingness to learn
  • Flexibility to work alone or as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Positive work attitude
  • Good Knowledge of Networking
  • Awareness of Cyber Security standards

What are the best perks or benefits at Jacobs?

  • Corporate rates 
  • Flexible working arrangements

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Laura
Monash University
Civil and Environmental Engineer, Master's Degree in Water Resources

Can you let us know what company you are working for and which area of the business you work in or which rotation you are currently in? 

I work for Jacobs in the Water Resources team in Brisbane office

What was the first 6 months like?  What have you really enjoyed? 

At the start, everything was slow and it started to ramp up as soon as I was assigned to my first project. It was a steep learning curve where I was trying to absorb as much information as I could.

I enjoyed being able to see how the many concepts learnt in Uni started to come into play in real infrastructure projects.

Was your position with the Jacobs Grad Programme as you expected it to be? Did anything take you by surprise?

My position was about what I was expecting but the big surprise was to realised how much I don't know yet, and how important is the experience and being exposed to multiple projects in the industry.

Everyone is keen on maintaining work/life balance, with that in mind what is the longest day you have put it and have you worked weekends at all?

The longest day I have worked was about 2 consecutive days getting ready a deliverable for a project that had a tight deadline.

Yes, I have had to work on Saturdays but just 3 times in almost 2 years.

On a day to day basis, what do you work on?

I do a lot of data processing which entails rainfall and streamflow data in spreadsheets. Excel is definitely my best friend!

I also do intensive GIS tasks, which include reviewing model results, design layers, model files. I do this usually in QGIS and then I prepare flood maps in ArcGIS.

Report writing is another big part of my job. As we progress through the project I usually have to start building up the report which is an important component of the deliverables.

From time to time I have the chance of attending client meetings which are always a great experience for grads. These meetings usually require preparation of some slides and technical check-ins beforehand.

Have you worked on any projects at Jacobs?

Multiple flood studies in the Northern Territory for aboriginal communities, flood assessments for linear infrastructure projects mostly in Queensland, Dam failure impact assessments, and a few mining projects.

What systems do you use for your role in the graduate programme?

I use Microsoft office suit in general, QGIS, ArcGIS, Mapinfo,  One Note, Notepad++, Hydraulic modelling software like TUFLOW and MIKE, Hydrologic modelling software like RORB and XP-RAFTS

What sort of support are you provided at Jacobs?

I do get a lot of support from all the seniors in my team to learn how to interpret model results, detail direction on the step by step process in each project, and technical guidance. Junior team members supported me when learning how to use the different software packages. My direct managers are very supportive on my carreer progresion plan and they help me to identify project opportunies that can get me to where I want to head.

What skills do you think you need to succeed in your role and do they differ from what you envisioned?

Report writing, critical thinking, technical ability with software, and soft skills to interact with people

What are the best perks or benefits at Jacobs?

Free food and drinks, Visa vouchers for great work!


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Suvekchhya 
University of New South Wales
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)

Can you let us know what company you are working for and which area of the business you work in or which rotation you are currently in?

I am currently working for Jacobs Group Australia in the Built Environment Sector. Specifically, I work in the Mechanical Team within Building services, which focuses primarily in Heating Ventilation and Air conditioning.

What was the first 6 months like? What have you really enjoyed?

The first 6 months of the graduate program mainly involved helping me settle into the new working environment, completing of required online training, and familiarizing myself with the company. I was also given opportunities to meet the other graduates who joined with me through social and graduate events. Gradually as the weeks progressed, I was given more responsibilities in bigger projects as part of my job. One of the best parts of the program was getting to know graduates from other sectors, as it gave you a better understanding of the different sectors within the business through your graduate networks. It also promoted a good company culture.

Was your position as you expected it to be? Was anything surprising?

Personally, as I had experience in building services before, I roughly knew what to expect regarding the type of work that I would be required to do so that did not surprise me too much. I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of information and resources available clearly for all the engineers including online versions of codes, supplier data, and design guides that were easily accessible for all employees. I was also surprised by the 24/7 IT Support that was provided for all employees for any potential technical issues.

What is the longest day you have worked and have you had to work Saturdays at all?

The longest day I have had to work was for a project delivery where information was provided last minute with delivery deadline coming up, where I started work at 7am and finished at 9pm. However, this is a rare situation and I have generally logged off on time on most of my working days. I have not had to work weekends so far.

What sort of work do you do, day to day?

My typical workday consists of working closely with my project team, architects, project managers, drafters, and various engineering disciplines. Typically, when working on a project, I work closely with architects to understand the building and space layout and determine how much space is available for the mechanical discipline, and therefore am always on team meetings.

After understanding the project and spatial requirement, I gather the data I require to do calculations and determine the best type of system for the space. This includes looking through existing systems and seeing if it can be integrated into the new design. I work closely with my seniors for their expert opinion and best practices advice, and consistently refer to the Building Code of Australia, Australian standards and AIRAH Design guides when doing engineering design work. This also includes coordinating with structural and electrical engineers to ensure our designs work well together.

Additionally, we write mechanical design reports to summarise the design concept. The final design layout then goes to the drafters, who use either AutoCAD or Revit and create the final mechanical drawings. I always ensure to take a lunch break, even if short, to ensure I am getting adequate breaks in between.

What projects have you worked on?

I have worked on multiple types of projects for mechanical design including Hospitals, Sub-stations, Universities, Train Stations, Commercial office spaces as well as design Lab Gas systems.

What systems do you use?

I frequently use the heat load software Camel, PDF editing software Bluebeam, and sparing use the 2D Drafting software AutoCAD. Engineers within this industry will highly benefit from knowing how to use REVIT as well.

What sort of support do you get from your work? Either from your direct leader or the company in general?

There are many support systems available at Jacobs, starting from your immediate team. Your immediate team as well as your project team is always willing to support and answer questions for younger graduates, whether is it technical or company related. The company is also supportive of a good and flexible work-life balance. Additionally, the Jacobs safety culture is very much engrained within the company's values and thus employees benefit from good support within the mental health space.

What skills do you think you need to succeed in your role? Is this different to what you thought you would need?

I believe one of the main skills required to succeed in this role is understanding the fundamentals of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning very well, as well as being familiar with the building codes and Australian standards. Whilst I often used to prioritise technical capability over any soft skills, I soon found that alongside your technical capabilities you also require good negotiation skills, people skills, organisational skills and decision-making skills in order to be successful in this role.

And finally, what sort of perks are offered by your organisation?

Some of the perks of working at Jacobs include flexible working arrangement (i.e. option to work from home, hybrid working style however this will depend on your team), ability to purchase additional leave on top of annual leave and paid flu vaccination every year.

Inclusion & Diversity

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At Jacobs, we know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

We're committed to creating a Culture of Caring — a workplace that values the safety, positive mental health and sense of belonging of all employees.

We promote diversity because it makes us a stronger company, where brilliant people of all backgrounds feel at home. And our widely-different perspectives and talents around the globe greatly enhance our ability to provide clients with more imaginative and effective solutions.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all of our employment and business practices in all locations.

Employee Network Groups

Our Jacobs Employee Networks play a critical role in fostering our Culture of Caring in the work they do. These employee-led and employee-organised groups are centred around offering employees an opportunity to collaborate with others around the world who share similar interests and explore opportunities that relate to their specific goals. The shared mission of our employee networks is to celebrate and develop Jacobs’ diverse employee population, provide career enriching development opportunities for all levels of talent, assist in the attraction and retention of top diverse talent, facilitate innovation at Jacobs, and contribute to the communities in which we live and work.

With eight active, passionate employee networks representing more than 23,000 employees, we’re celebrating inclusion and diversity more than ever before. Each of these groups has a senior executive sponsor to provide advocacy, guidance and support.

ACE: providing information, resources, and networking opportunities regarding physical, mobility and cognitive disabilities to disabled staff and to staff who provide caregiving services.

Careers Network: empowering our employees across all career stages to maximize their potential and make Jacobs the industry leader and workplace of choice.

Enlace (“link” in Spanish): leveraging the company’s unique and vibrant Latino talent contributing to our company’s growth profitable strategy, attracting and retaining Latinos, while fostering leadership, community involvement, diversity and cultural pride. 

Harambee (“working together” in Swahili): positively impacting the black employee experience through recruitment, development, and retention of black talent.

OneWorld: providing an inclusive environment that actively nurtures and supports our diverse employees and clients across all ethnicities and cultures.

PRISM (LGBTQI+ group): creating an environment where our people feel able and empowered to bring their whole self to work.

VetNet: advocating for veterans and current military reserve members, including support for transitioning veterans. 

Women’s Network: accelerating a cultural shift by empowering women and promoting gender equality.

 
 
 

Gender Equality

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Jacobs is proud to share it has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality in Australia for the fourth consecutive year. The citation, which comes from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), recognises Jacobs’ commitment to achieving gender equality and flexibility in its Australian workplaces.

Jacobs Women’s Network: Working Together for Gender Inclusion

The Jacobs Women’s Network serves to foster an inclusive environment where gender diversity and equality drive profitable growth. Jacobs’ Women’s Network aims to accelerate a cultural shift by empowering women and promoting gender equality.

Jacobs Employees Celebrate International Women’s Day 2019

 
 
 

Disability Inclusion

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At Jacobs, we live inclusion. It’s not about numbers, statistics or quotas - it’s about every one of our people and the collective strength we take from their unique perspectives, ambitions and dreams.

We strive to provide a safe, accessible and inclusive workplace for people with disabilities and those who care for someone with a disability. Jacobs understands and embraces the diverse needs of its staff, leverages their talent and works together to deliver truly inclusive solutions to create a connected, sustainable world.

In 2021, we celebrated the following key milestone achievements for our disability inclusion strategy:

  • Jacobs recognised as “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.” We received our first top score of 100 in the 2021 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices related to disability inclusion and workplace equality.  
  • Jacobs is part of the The Valuable 500, the world’s biggest community for disability business inclusion. 
  • We were recognised in Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity 2021.
  • For three years in a row we’ve received a top score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
  • Our ACE employee network marked 1,000 members globally. ACE – which stands for Access. Connect. Empower – champions accessibility, community and opportunity for caregivers and employees with disabilities. The network provides information, resources and networking, runs awareness events and advocates for positive change. Anyone in the company can join ACE to be a better ally and learn more. One of our eight employee networks, ACE plays a critical role in fostering our Culture of Caring and championing disability inclusion. 
  • In 2021, our ACE network, along with our employee giving and volunteering program, Collectively™, teamed up to sponsor an assistance dog through Assistance Dogs Australia. 
  • ACE members also successfully advocated for Jacobs to become a founding sponsor of the Institute of Neurodiversity which promotes acceptance, community and advocacy for those living with autism, dyslexia and other different learning and thinking styles. 
  • Jacobs earned successful accreditation from Employers for Carers with the Carer Confident Level 1 Active award.
  • Our ACE employee network also introduced Jacobs to PurpleSpace's Purple Light Up campaign, a global movement that celebrates and draws attention to the economic contributions of the 386 million disabled employees around the world. 
  • We also recently showcased two partnerships between Jacobs and organistions devoted to promoting inclusive hiring practices – including the National Business and Disability Council (NBDC), whom we partnered with to hire five interns during the summer of 2021, and the Australian Network on Disability, through which nine of our senior leaders mentor jobseekers with disabilities.

Our employees will relentlessly continue advocating for better accessibility, outcomes and opportunities for people with disabilities in line with our values and as part of our commitment to the business objectives laid out in our new PlanBeyond sustainability strategy.

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At Jacobs, we believe in the power of inclusion and diversity as an imperative in the workplace. This requires a balanced contribution and behaviours from a diverse pool of people sourced from all walks of life to enable individuals and organisations to thrive. Jacobs respectfully acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Nation people and traditional custodians of the lands on which we live and work, paying respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Jacobs’ vision for reconciliation is that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are empowered to participate in building a future where their histories and cultures are visibly acknowledged, included and celebrated. In 2019, we are celebrating a decade of formalised commitments, through Reconciliation Action Plans, that create opportunities to grow and collaborate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our business and industry.

We deliver meaningful outcomes for advancing the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. We contribute to Closing the Gap by promoting and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s cultures, supporting self-determination, and allowing each unique group to create spaces and encourage connectivity between identity and place, designing and building places that broaden the inclusivity of Australian communities.

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