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Jacobs Associate / Director - Highways in Dublin, Ireland

Associate / Director - Highways


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers offull-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial,commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 50,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovateand create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatestconsultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, andour partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible workingor reduced hours’ contracts.

Jacobs has an enviable reputation in the Irish infrastructureconsultancy sector as a result of a portfolio of high profile projects withclients that include Transport Infrastructure Ireland, National TransportAuthority, Dublin Airport Authority, Irish Water and Irish Rail (CIÉ), LocalAuthorities and contractors. Our plans to add to this portfolio continue apaceregionally and nationally.

Recent successes and key prospects include:

N2 Ardee to Castleblayney and N2 Clontibert to Border Road Schemes

N21 Newcastle West Bypass and N21 Abbeyfeale Bypass

N69 Listowel Bypass

Dunkettle Interchange


BusConnects Lot B

TII Frameworks

NTA Frameworks

D&B opportunities

We also provide professional services through our strategic alliancewith Ringway Jacobs delivering to local authorities throughout England underlong term contracts. This includes a range of schemes from minor municipalprojects to major projects exceeding €100m.

As a Director / Associate, you will have people management responsibilities and willbe the lead on a diverse range of projects. Responsibilities will include:


A key leadership role, contributing tothe growth and development of the highway team adding value to the establishednational and international capability;

  • Leading teams in the delivery ofplanning and detailed design of Highway schemes, including giving expertwitness testimony at planning stage.

  • Leading Design & Build teams atboth tender and detailed design stages

  • Identifying and leading on added value,sustainable engineering and Lean initiatives relating to Highways;

  • Providing senior direction to designengineers, graduates and technicians;

  • Liaison with clients, contractors andthird parties;

  • Interfacing with other Jacobsdisciplines and offices such as Highway Structures, Technology, Geotechnical,Rail, Transport Planning, Utilities and Environmental;

  • Resolving technical and commercial issuesas they occur and monitoring progress in your areas of responsibility;

  • Managing project delivery includingfinancial management and monitoring;

  • People/team management and local recruitment;

  • Client Relationship Management at alllevels in client organisations.


Essential Criteria


A Bachelors or Masters degree in CivilEngineering;

  • Chartered Member of Engineer’s Irelandor equivalent;

  • A leading approach to health and safetyin all things

  • Experience in the highways sectorincluding the delivery of projects in accordance with TII PMGs;

  • Experience in the delivery of a majorhighway scheme

  • Experience of liaising/negotiating withclient representatives and staff at a senior level;

  • Thorough understanding and practicalapplication of the TII Standards;

  • Good working knowledge of differentcontract types and procurement options including but not limited to GCCC;

  • Able to produce well-presented andtechnically accurate reports;

  • Workload and resource managementskills;

  • Capability to oversee tasks and costsand deliver programmed work on time and under budget including adoption of EVAtechniques;

  • Good IT and presentation skills;

  • Experience of motivating and drivingdelivery teams;

  • Confident with proven interpersonal andcommunication skills;

  • Capable of managing a challengingworkload subject to change at short notice;

  • Experience of managingmulti-disciplined projects being delivered by teams at various geographicallocations both in Ireland and overseas;

  • Strong evidence of ContinuedProfessional Development.

Desirable Criteria:


Experience as an expert witness givingtestimony at planning hearings, such as Oral Hearings

  • Experience and knowledge in the use ofBIM for electronic storage and use of data

  • Experience of ECI or Design and Buildprojects;

  • Health and Safety training in theinfrastructure sector


Our Culture

At Jacobswe 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 arecommitted to equality across our business and we work with externalorganisations such as STEM , WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall . We are also DisabilityConfident Committed ; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet theminimum criteria for a vacancy.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to awide range of Global Networks, centred oninclusion and diversitywhich is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

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

Equal Opportunities

Successfulcandidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security StandardPre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including:Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. Ifyou are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employmentmay be delayed or rejected.

JACOBSis an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeingof all.

Primary Location Ireland-Ireland Countrywide-Dublin

Req ID: BI 0005QQ