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Jacobs Senior / Principal Consultant - Natural Capital Approaches in Bristol, United Kingdom

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

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Your Impact:

Our Water & Environment group provides a focus for advising our clients on environmental management and sustainability issues including low carbon / circular economies, waste/resource management and environmental audit and compliance Our Europe, Middle East & Africa environmental capability comprises in excess of 1200 staff based predominantly in the UK, but with teams also in Ireland, Poland, Germany, France, Italy, India and the Middle East.

During the past year, we have grown our natural capital capability and project pipeline considerably. To meet our growing UK business needs and future aspirations outlined within our Natural Capital Strategy, we are looking for a Senior / Principal Consultant specialising in natural capital approaches. This role is a full-time position with flexibility on location, yet candidates must be willing to travel.

The natural capital discipline is rapidly evolving. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed candidate to support our growing team, who proactively remains up to date with new developments. As a Senior / Principal Consultant, you will sit within the Environmental Services resource group of the Water and Environment discipline and will support the delivery of various natural capital assessments and other environmental projects as appropriate.

At Jacobs, we help support our clients to understand what natural assets they influence, the benefits and values these assets afford and how they can be better managed. In turn, this ensures environmental protection, enhancement and contribution to wider strategic objectives, such as those relating to carbon management for example. It will be important for any candidate to have experience in undertaking natural capital assessments, as there will be the expectation that work can be completed independently to a high-standard with suitable supervision.

Upon first joining us, you will likely be working on several innovative projects for the Environment Agency and Transport Scotland. At times, there may be the need utilise your wider sustainability skillset, and we are particularly interested to hear from candidates who have additional experience in environmental net gain, biodiversity net gain, social value and carbon management.

Stakeholder engagement is an important element of our natural capital work and we are looking for a candidate which is confident in delivering workshops (virtual and face-to-face) with clients and wider stakeholders. Similarly, as Jacobs are looking to further grow our track-record in this area, we expect any candidate to contribute to work winning activities where appropriate. We will support a candidate in growing their profile internally and externally and provide mentoring opportunities to fully support development.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


• Experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

• Previous involvement in natural capital assessments

• Flexibility to work between different offices if required and a willingness to travel

• Strong data analysis skills and attention to detail

• Experience of working with relevant guidance i.e. Defra’s Enabling a Natural Capital Approach

• Excellent skills and ability in report writing, presentations and workshop delivery

• Experience in business development and work-winning

• A good degree qualification in a relevant environmental/natural science or environmental economics

• Excellent communication and teamwork skills

• A focus and desire to work safely

• Self-starter with strong initiative


• Chartered status/working towards chartered status to an appropriate institution (IEMA, CIWEM, CIEEM etc.)

• A Masters level qualification (or equivalent) in a relevant environmental/natural science or environmental economics

• Previous involvement in natural capital assessments

• Understanding of environmental net gain, biodiversity net gain and social value

• Proven ability in environmental valuation methods (monetisation)

• Wider sustainability skillset

Why Jacobs?

We’re invested in you and your success. Our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. By supporting one another and through our culture of caring, we all succeed. The biggest questions spark our curious minds. We clear the way for inventive thinking and exploration, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. We redefine what’s possible. There’s something that drives everyone – and we want you to keep evolving your career, discover unexpected opportunities and ensure you can deliver on tomorrow.

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go ‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall . We are also Disability Confident Committed ; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts. Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% of the Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks , centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com

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.

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


At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.