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Jacobs Quality Forum Manager in Bridgwater, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

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.

About the Opportunity

The Quality Forum Manager supports the Construction Technical Support and Civils Programme Quality Delivery Manager in planning and delivering Quality Leadership Forums on the HPC project. The role involves liaising with different stakeholders across the project, NNB and Contract Partners, to identify the areas for learning and improvement. The Quality Forum Manager plays a key role in promoting Quality learning across the 6 programmes on the project and is key to ensuring strategic Quality issues are identified and addressed appropriately through the forums.

The Quality Forum Manager works within the Site Construction Directorate and interfaces with the Quality Delivery Managers of the 6 programmes work on matters of quality. There will also be link with the Quality & Learning as well as Assurance functions to work on matters that affect quality.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Plan, facilitate and manage the HPC Quality Leadership Forum

  • Develop an annual plan for the forums considering the 6 programmes and geographical areas on site

  • Liaise with the all key stakeholders within NNB (programmes and functions) and with Contract Partners to ensure that all the relevant information is obtained in preparation for the forums

  • Engage senior management within NNB and Contract Partners to participate and contribute in the forums

  • Review the format of the forum regularly to ensure that participants are benefitting from it

  • Ensure that all forums discuss issues relevant to the teams that are participating in the forum

  • Record minutes of each forum and follow-up actions from it to completion

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • Significant experience in Quality management on large projects leading teams of people

  • Proven ability to engage Senior Management and variety of stakeholders to work in the interest of improving quality

  • Ability to contribute to the management of a high performing team that continuously outperforms expectations and objectives

  • Understanding of Quality Management Systems and experience of the application of ISO 9001 standard in a construction, engineering or industrial context.

  • Ability to present to diverse and large audience engaging them in useful discussion

  • Be able to write informative, concise and meaningful reports

  • Possess excellent organisation and communication skills


  • Degree level or equivalent.

  • Chartered member of the CQI

  • Tertiary qualifications in an Engineering discipline or equivalent vocational training and experience

  • Previous experience working in the nuclear or a similarly regulated industry would be highly valued

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)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. 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 require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)