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Summer Civil Engineering Internship/Placement Interview Leeds, England (UK)

The problem solving exercise was to suggest improvement

  measures for a small town divided by a heavily trafficked main road which is flanked by an ecologically sensitive area and a river with limited crossing potential.
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problem solving, analytical, discussion, justification
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The exercise bears a strong resemblance to a previous Jacobs project and whilst the obvious solution may well be the best solution the real test is in your ability to justify and communicate your response. The interviewers didn't seem to want to catch you out and would ask questions for further points of clarification if you missed anything in your initial response to the question. Also, the answer need not just be about civil engineering but also peripheral issues such as socio-economic impacts.

Interview Candidate on 28 Dec 2013

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