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Jacobs Section Lead - Spatial in Auckland, New Zealand

Section Lead - Spatial


At Jacobs, you will work with the most talented professionals and thought leaders to shape the future of the global professional services sector as we deliver ground-breaking and life-changing solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With more than $12 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 50,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, construction and program management for business, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors.

Our people improve lives and connect communities through transformative transport, water, built environment and power projects. We are innovators and problem solvers who turn challenges into greater opportunities. Visit www.jacobs.com to see how you can make a difference.

About the position

Reporting to the Director of Operations – Environment, Spatial & Planning and based in either of Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch, the purpose of this role is to lead and manage a Section within a performance unit to achieve the objectives and commercial metrics of the performance unit and the wider New Zealand Buildings & Infrastructure business unit.

The key areas of focus for the role are: people, operational management and client relationship management. The role will drive the focus on our clients and business development so that the Section can maintain and build on the Jacobs reputation as a leader in technical excellence and as a key provider of consultancy services. The New Zealand spatial team have a reputation for innovation and agility and have been instrumental in digital transformation of several business processes and clients across New Zealand, improving workflow, automation and spatial enablement of projects.

The role will drive technical excellence across the New Zealand business such that we have the appropriate tools, process, skills and people in place to deliver high quality outputs to our clients.

About you

Key requirements for the role:

  • Relevant undergraduate degree as a minimum

  • Experience in client relevant markets and the spatial industry is preferred

  • Must be able to articulate a clear direction and have good social, networking and presentation skills

  • Proven track record as a leader

A key attribute of this person will be the ability to foster inclusive behaviours to achieve market leading and innovative business outcomes across markets, as well as create the right working environment for employees. You will continue building on our global culture of caring, fostering a workplace where we value the safety, positive mental health, inclusion and belonging of all our employees.

We reflect our clients’ diversity at Jacobs. We value inclusion and diversity as it energises our people and encourages creativity, collaboration and innovation. Our global culture of caring fosters a workplace where we value the safety, positive mental health, inclusion and belonging of all our employees. Joining Jacobs introduces you to a variety of established global employee networks dedicated to empowering employees to maximise their potential through engagement and development opportunities across all career stages.

One of the many ways we thank our employees for their dedication and hard work, is offering quality, flexible benefit options that keep you and your family, physically and financially healthy. You’ll have access to several employee benefits including professional/educational support, flexible work arrangements, salary sacrifice options, monthly social events or community involvement programs.

It’s a great time to join Jacobs as we actively nurture and support our diverse employee and client networks across all ethnicities and cultures. Achieve more and thrive with a global brand! Applications close on Friday 21st June 2019. Apply online by clicking on the link below.

Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.


Primary Location New Zealand-New Zealand Countrywide-Auckland

Other Locations New Zealand-New Zealand Countrywide-Wellington, New Zealand-New Zealand Countrywide-Christchurch

Req ID: BI 0005HR