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Jacobs Associate Director, Drainage in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

Thriving communities. Healthy cities. A brighter future. What we do is more than building roads and rail, we work every day to make the world better for everyone. If you want to join a company invested in you, your success and the global community, start your career with Jacobs.

You’ll join a team that has an enviable reputation in the UK Transportation consultancy sector as a result of a portfolio of high-profile projects with clients that include National Highways, Transport Scotland, Network Rail, Welsh Government, National Contractors, HS2 Ltd and numerous Local Authorities.

Position Summary

We are looking to recruit a team leader who is confident and has extensive knowledge in drainage with particular experience in highway or rail drainage design. You will lead a team of drainage engineers in the development of design and ensuring delivery to the required quality, programme and cost and provide mentoring and tutoring to others. You will have knowledge of MicroDrainage or other equivalent software, and have an understanding of DMRB or UK rail Standards and experience of design to the SuDS Manual and working with Lead Local Flood Authorities.

You will be responsible for resourcing and manging the local drainage team as part of drainage discipline in a global drainage team. Taking a technical leading role in delivering transportation drainage design services throughout all stages of project development.


• Supporting resourcing of local resources as part of the wider transportation drainage team;

• As a line manager you will assist with the technical development of more junior staff, Engineers and Senior Engineers;

• Will be responsible for providing deliverables and solutions to drainage elements on schemes and problems;

• You will be responsible for the production and review of feasibility studies, technical reports, detailed designs and production of contract documents across a variety of projects;

• Checking and Reviewing scheme deliverables and supporting information;

• Monitoring and reporting of progress;

• Meeting and liaising with clients, stakeholders and other disciplines;

• Help seek innovative solutions in achieving best value in delivering our services;

• Help development of the team through the delivery of projects and commissions, providing technical and administrative support and leadership where required;

• Working with other Jacobs offices in a multi office delivery environment;

Working for Jacobs

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

• A degree in Civil Engineering or similar discispline

• CEng or IEng with MICE status or equivalent;

• Working knowledge of H&S legislation

• Ability in MicroDrainage modelling system or equivalent hydraulic design tools;

• Experience of delivering at variety of scheme stages from Feasibility through to detailed design for drainage and transportation projects:

• Confident with proven interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to produce accurate and well written reports;

• Thorough understanding of DMRB and/or UK rail standards, SuDS Manual and other standards and areas not covered by standards in related to area of expertise;

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

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