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Jacobs Principal Process Engineer - Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Christchurch, New Zealand

Your Impact:

He waka eke noa (we are all in the waka together)

Our climate is changing and Aotearoa’s water industry evolving. At Jacobs we’re working on projects across Aotearoa and supporting projects in Australia, the Pacific and worldwide. It’s an exciting time to join the Jacobs team to help us deliver these transformative water projects.

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, NZ employees also receive free health insurance and life insurance cover, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and financial assistance with fertility healthcare 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

Our Water Infrastructure team in New Zealand comprises technical specialists, designers, and engineers who work together in a vibrant environment, embracing inclusion, diversity and flexibility. We are delivering some of New Zealand’s most iconic water projects and providing outstanding engineering solutions to our clients, embracing sustainable solutions which demonstrate social value for Aotearoa and beyond. As a result of an increasing portfolio of projects, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Principal Process Engineer to join us in either Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch. You will be providing consultancy and engineering services to our public and private clients across New Zealand and the wider ANZ region. You will be responsible for leading our wastewater process team and supporting with water treatment plant project reviews. You will work within a multi-discipline team to deliver technically excellent process designs, review and assurance on water and wastewater projects.

Your responsibilities will also include:

  • Proactively innovating and presenting value-added solutions within projects to enhance client offerings, thereby increasing the likelihood of winning bids and ensuring heightened satisfaction with both completed and ongoing work.

  • Significant client engagement will be required, devoting efforts to activities which will provide visibility of project opportunities, and assist and advise Jacobs to strategically secure key projects and programmes within the market.

  • Providing functional support and guidance to more junior staff to develop them as individuals and the capability of the team.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Qualified Process Engineer with professional recognition

  • At least 18 years of experience in relevant project design work

  • Technical leadership experience - consistently delivering high-quality designs and implementing rigorous review processes

  • Strong communication, team leadership and staff mentoring skills

Jacobs. A world where you can.

At Jacobs, we support your personal life and career journeys. From our inclusive employee networks to our positive mental health champions, we're committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we've gone beyond traditional ways of working to help you uncover a working arrangement that delivers the flexibility, tools and space to maximise your potential.

We're the 2023 winners of the Consult Australia People First Award for our suite of employee benefits that support all our employees in all stages of their personal and professional lives.

For the 6 th consecutive year, we've been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia). In New Zealand, we're a founding member of The Diversity Agenda and are committed to making our industry more inclusive and diverse. We acknowledge the unique status of Māori as the indigenous people of Aotearoa and have a continued focus in building cultural understanding and competence in Te Ao Māori.

Our Bronze Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTI inclusion recognises our progress in creating an environment where our Jacobs employees can bring their whole selves to work.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we're inclusive, we're more connected, and if diverse, we're more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, 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 eight global Jacobs employee networks centred on driving inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and our Women’s Network – find out more about our Jacobs Employee Networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity)

No matter what drives you, you'll discover a way to cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company.

We’re an equal-opportunity employer and encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Māori and Pasifika peoples are strongly encouraged to apply. Jacobs aims to provide cultural safety at our interviews. Māori and Pasifika people are invited to nominate a Whanau, family or cultural representative to participate on the interview panel; please let your recruiter know in your application.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.