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Jacobs Project Manager - Highways and Rail in Cork, Ireland

Your Impact:

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.

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

Jacobs Transportation has an enviable reputation in Highways, Rail and Aviation. The Highways Ireland infrastructure consultancy sector includes a portfolio of high-profile projects with clients that include Transport Infrastructure Ireland, National Transport Authority, Irish Rail, national and regional contractors and several significant Local Authorities.

Our Roads team is currently supporting a growing and important portfolio of Major Roads projects from concept to construction. We provide our clients with solutions that are at the forefront of sustainability and climate action whilst also delivering projects that meets the infrastructure needs.

Our Rail team provides a comprehensive passenger and freight consultancy and engineering services to the rail sector, covering the full spectrum of railway infrastructure requirements, from business case and project development, preliminary appraisal and feasibility studies through to detailed design, implementation and operational management advice.

Jacobs are looking for Project Managers, to work within predominantly our growing Road and Rail Sector in Ireland, who will lead and manage the provision of technical consultancy services to major clients in the Transportation sector delivering multi-disciplinary projects.

About you

As a Project Manager within our Transportation business, you will undertake a key role in delivering our client requirements. As an individual we would look to you to show experience in leadership, delivery performance, excellent communication skills combined with being a team player. The knowledge, skills and experience we value are varied as we continue to develop diverse teams.

You will help to foster a culture of knowledge sharing and continuous improvement, demonstrating adaptability and commitment to supporting others across the team in delivering a high-quality service. Showing leadership of a team of diverse individuals, actively encouraging new ways of thinking to provide an agile delivery environment.

In delivery you should understand your clients requirements and the impacts of the success factors of the project, developing a schedule and delivery plan to ensure success. Provide a proactive risk identification and mitigation environment that allows for innovation and creative agile delivery. With a track record of successfully delivering complex projects within budget and on schedule. Delivering a safe working culture within project teams that you are responsible for and to promote safety within all aspects of your work.

As a key leader and member of the project team you should have excellent communication skills, allowing you to maintain relationships with your client, your team and the Jacobs organisation. You will communicate progress, potential issues and risks to inform and proposed mitigation to your client and internally.

You will agree and control budgets for projects, escalation points, key milestones and targets including time, cost, quality and safety to ensure that objectives are achieved in line with programme plans.

Here’s what you’ll need :

You will have proven project management experience gained across a range of projects in a multi-disciplinary environment within either the Road or Rail Sector. With a sound understanding of project management principles and application, you will have the ability to:

  • Level 8 Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent field, Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland or equivalent.

  • Experience on road or rail / light rail projects in the UK or Ireland. Delivering projects through the statutory planning process and / or delivery of projects through the Construction phase.

  • Ability to manage the development and delivery of performance improvement projects to agreed scope, time, cost and quality requirement.

  • Taking account of the priorities of projects, effectively plan, monitor and control the delivery of projects to clients.

  • Proven ability to engage with, influence, and manage communications at an operational level with the project team and both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to operate within various forms of contract with sound financial and risk management experience to deliver major projects to agreed budgets in accordance with Company and Client reporting requirements.

  • Ensure project delivery to the cost, time and quality objectives of the Client and the Jacobs organisation.

  • Support with Sales-related tasks.

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)

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