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Jacobs Associate Director - Regulation and Corporate Finance Specialist in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

About the opportunity:

Our Water Resources and Regulation team provides technical assurance services to 11 UK water companies. Our team brings together experience across the entire water system including finance, regulation, engineering, water resources and operations. We understand how water companies operate, the challenges they face, the regulatory environment they operate in and the performance data we are reviewing. We take a partnership approach with our clients to review documentation, processes and data to minimise reporting risk and provide Boards with the information they need to make their assurance statements confidently.

As part of the Water Resources and Regulation team you will have a key role in the ongoing delivery of our technical assurance services to our water sector clients. You will take a lead role in projects covering a diverse range of client activity, providing assurance and advice. Coordinating input from colleagues, and drawing on their expertise, you will make sure that our service meets the high standards we set for ourselves. Consistent with our culture of continuous improvement, you will also help to raise the bar – identifying ways to add more value for clients. As a key contact, you will play a major part in building strong client relationships. You will also prepare bids for client contracts, using your excellent communication skills to make a clear case for our services.

Our wider Water division delivers design, project management and asset management consultancy services to a wide range of clients in the Water sector. From feasibility studies and planning, to design, construction management and operations and maintenance, we bring together the talent and expertise necessary to deliver success, and we are proud of our extensive portfolio. Our workload is very diverse, and we have teams based in a range of locations across the UK.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

About you:


  • Minimum of Honours Degree in economics, engineering, science or geography related discipline.

  • Understanding and experience of corporate finance issues

  • Experience of working in a regulated industry – within either a Regulator, regulated company or consultancy capacity

  • Experience in regulatory compliance, reporting and performance measures including producing, advising on and/or interrogating regulatory submissions – and assessing the risks associated with them

  • Experience, and understanding of, policy development within highly regulated sectors – either developing and/or interpreting/ implementing/advising on

  • Motivated, enthusiastic and a self-starter with high level of personal accountability

  • Ability to work under pressure and to very tight deadlines

  • Ability to build strong relationships on the basis of mutual trust and respect

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical and report writing skills.

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. 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.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.