Building Services Apprentice

  • Job Reference: JS28763
  • Date Posted: 8 August 2019
  • Recruiter: Jacobs
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering, Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

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.
We currently have an opportunity for an Apprentice within our Built Environment team based in London. The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.
The successful individual will be working towards a Level 6 – BEng (Hons) Building Services. This will be taught as a 1 day release with London South Bank University for a duration of 5 years.
The Building Services Design Engineer Apprentice will work with and develop to managing other engineers and technicians and will collaborate with other construction professionals to design the various services found in buildings and infrastructure projects. The Apprentice will report to and be directed by a line manager and head of department. The work typically includes systems such as renewable and emerging technologies, energy management, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, drainage, lighting, power, water services, controls, life-safety systems, communications and building transportation (e.g.lifts). 
Key responsibilities:
  • Design – assisting in the development of technical solutions through producing design models, calculations, specifications, reports and drawings

  • Analysis – using appropriate software systems to solve technical problems

  • Project delivery – contributing to planning, managing work schedules, budgets and deadlines working as a member of a team

  • Site engineering - operating quality systems and Health, Safety and Risk Management procedures and checking specified technical aspects of site construction or operation.

This apprenticeship is suitable for someone looking for a career in: Building Services Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineer; Electrical Engineer. 
There may be opportunity to go onto further study to enable you to be qualified to progress onto a Master’s level for Chartered Engineer status.
  • Three A level grades BBC OR BTEC National Diploma DDM OR will have completed a Level 3 Apprenticeship as a Building Services Design Technician

  • Good maths, communication and IT skills

  • Working knowledge of MS Office software packages

  • Good communication skills and able to work effectively as part of a team

  • Self-motivated, keen and willing to learn and develop new skills

  • Effective timekeeping

  • Commitment to progression through further education

  • Good problem-solving skills and attention to detail

  • Confident communications skills both spoken and verbal 

  • Strong numeracy skills 

  • Experience of using MS office packages; particularly Microsoft Excel 

  • Knowledge of 2D and 3D design tools (e.g. AutoCad, Revit)

Closing date: 15th August 2019
Expected Start date: Mid-August
Course Enrolment: September 2019
Number of roles: 1
Working week: 9:00am – 6:00pm / 40 hours per week (study day release)
Office address: Jacobs, Cottons Centre, Cottons Lane, London SE1
Training Provider address: London South Bank University, 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA
Please ensure you can commute to/from at these locations (both the office and training provider location) during office hours before applying for this opportunity.