Jacobs Divisional Director, EIA in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Divisional Director, EIA


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverseproviders of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services forindustrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 74,000 people globally, our teams collaborate,innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of thegreatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborativeand inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you tobe a part of our growing business.

OurEnvironment,Maritime and Resiliencebusiness provides a focus for advising our clients on sustainabilityissues including renewable energy, low carbon economies, impacts of climatechange and waste and resource management. Our environmental capabilitiescomprise of in excess of 1000 staff based predominantly in the UK, butwith reach into the Middle East and in India

To meetour growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are lookingfor a Divisional Director within our Environmental Assessment group.

The position will ideally be based from Birmingham however alternativeoffice locations will be considered for suitably qualified candidates.

PrimaryJob Responsibilities

Dutiesassociated with these posts include:

  • Provide technical expertise in the field of Environmental Assessment to lead and contribute to a wide variety of infrastructure and development projects.

  • Technical direction of projects within the team.

  • Undertake project management of bespoke EIA projects.

  • Develop client relationships and develop new opportunities for EIA work.

  • Undertake bidding work, review of bids/tenders.

  • Write, check and review EIA deliverables.

  • Communicating, liaising and collaborating effectively with clients and colleagues.

  • Help develop the wider team through mentoring and line management.

  • Identifying potential health and safety hazards of specific projects and demonstrating a commitment to your own safety and that of those around you.

  • Prepared to be flexible and contribute to other work streams.

  • Manage multiple teams and projects with a strategic vision.



  • First degree in relevant subject (2.1 Hons minimum), second degree in a relevant subject.

  • Proven expertise in the field of Environmental Assessment (i.e. EIA and/or SEA).

  • Chartered member of a relevant professional institution (e.g. CEnv with IEMA, IES or CIWEM).

  • Experience of bidding/tendering for internal and external opportunities and strong commercial awareness.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to coordinate and manage geographically dispersed teams.

  • Proven Project Management experience.

  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills and experience.

  • Experience of working with major infrastructure clients in the Rail, Highways and Energy sectors.


  • Experience of feasibility/options appraisal.

  • DCO, TWOA and/or Hybrid Bill experience

  • Experience as an expert witness/preparation of evidence for expert witness/Public Inquiries

  • International experience.

  • Project management qualification.

Our Culture

At Jacobs we have recently celebrated 10 years of our culture of caring- ‘ BeyondZero ’.We see safety differently - we strive to goBeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees firstin everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our businessand we promote STEM and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) initiatives. When you joinJacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred oninclusionand diversity. To find out more about our networks, check out our website:


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

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safetyand wellbeing of all.


Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Birmingham

Req ID: BIA0001O6