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Jacobs 2019 Graduate Communications Engineer - Melbourne


Ideas can come from anywhere that’s why we want you to join our Graduate Program! 

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job

Application dates

Applications Close
31 Mar 2018

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Civil Engineering & Construction
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Computer Graphics & Animation

Imagine the Possibilities 

Jacobs is a global provider of technical, professional and scientific services including engineering, architecture, construction, operations and project management. With 74,000+ employees in 230+ locations around the world, we serve a broad range of companies and organizations, including industrial, commercial and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.  

As part of the Jacobs Graduate Program, you will work on real projects, bids and tenders from the get go. Gaining valuable experience to build on your theoretical knowledge, our program provides you the opportunity to collaborate with a range of experts and industry leaders to help guide, mentor and shape your career. 

Jacobs Graduates are well supported with professional and personal development programs in place to ensure you have the opportunity to be the best you can be. You will be part of the Jacobs Future Network which is a global program designed for early career professionals. The employee-led network helps members see the opportunities available at Jacobs, feel connected to the company and their global colleagues, gain exposure to leaders, and helps you to shape and fulfil your career aspirations. 

About the Opportunity: Graduate Communications Engineer

Energy providers are investing in new power generating capacity and associated infrastructure to meet their usage needs and address industry regulatory requirements. Jacobs guides our clients through every step of their project: from feasibility studies, energy master planning and programming to design and full-scale project implementation.


  • Jacobs are primarily after someone with strong, analytical, problem solving and communications skills. 
  • They need to be able self-start and work on their own or equally be part of a team.
  • They should be able to operate equally well at a big picture and detail level
  • They should know that Jacobs values integrity highly with an expectation that they will work in trusted positions with clients.   

Technical skills:

  • Radio propagation including modulation schemes, antenna and site engineering
  • Crypto and/or cyber security
  • Virtualisation
  • Data science

Highly regarded skills:

  • Applicant must have a good understanding of not only the hardware layer but a reasonable understanding of the OSI model in IP/EtherCAT communications and configuration of routing protocols such as: EIGRP, OSPF, MPLS, BGP, & LDP.
  • A fundamental knowledge is required of the following communications bearers and/or protocols: IRIG/NTP Clocks via RF, SMOF, MMOF, RS232/RS485, V.92, IEEE 802.11 n,a,b,i, & ac, DNP3 Serial and DNP3 LAN/WAN, Modbus RTU and TCP,  SNMP, 3G and protocols, 4G and protocols, LoRa and IEEE802.15.4, Bluetooth, ISA100.11a, WirelessHART, BLE, I2C Bus & SPI Bus
  • Be able to plan (taking account of link budgets and data-throughputs), coordinate, and with training be able to implement network security measures over various communication bearers in order to protect data, software, and hardware.
  • Design, configure, and test computer hardware, networking software and operating system software.

About you 

At Jacobs we value people. Having the right balance of diversity, career and lifestyle enables us to consistently deliver and exceed clients’ expectations. Working alongside industry leaders, you will have the opportunity to develop your career working on key projects in an environment which encourages collaboration, knowledge sharing and innovation. To support your professional growth, Jacobs flexible working arrangements, extended leave options and a host of social, health and well-being events and initiatives will underpin our commitment to you. 

The successful candidate will: 

  • Have completed your degree by January 2019
  • Be technically inquisitive 
  • Possess strong leadership skills 
  • Have the ability to work independently and in a team to learn from another perspective 
  • Ask questions and challenge the norm 
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident 

Does this sound like you? To become a Graduate at Jacobs, apply today! Please include the following documents so we are able to make an informed decision. Incomplete applications cannot be considered; 

  • Resume
  • Cover letter – tell us about yourself & in which specific discipline you have a passion in and where you see your career developing
  • Academic Record
  • Working rights - Scan/Copy of a Birth Certificate or Passport (Vevo check if applicable)