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Jacobs Operational Lead - Power & Energy in Dublin, Ireland

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:

The Jacobs Power and Energy team is playing a central role in Energy transition providing a range of services to our Energy clients including strategic studies and advisory services, feasibility studies, project development, system design, asset engineering and planning of future power systems. Our team has a strong focus on innovation and supporting industries and organisations driving the decarbonisation of our energy systems.

We wish to appoint an Operational Lead to manage our growing Power & Energy team in Ireland focusing on our core clients, while exploring new clients as the Energy Transition builds momentum. Our business in Ireland, with offices in Dublin, Cork and Belfast, boasts an extensive portfolio of high-profile major infrastructure projects and programmes and long-term multidisciplinary frameworks. We are currently expanding our Power and Energy team in Ireland with a unique opportunity for the right individual to lead and drive this approach.

The role will focus on growing our workload in Ireland centred around future markets and system operation, transmission and distribution planning, design and delivery, providing advisory services, power system studies, Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) and detailed design. Clients across the UK and Ireland include transmission and distribution operators (EirGrid and ESB), renewable generation developers, energy storage developers (long, medium and short duration), advanced facilities, mission critical facilities, interconnectors and adjacent sector clients (water, rail, local authorities, highways, etc.). The candidate needs to be strong technically and can utilise their skills to drive growth in our business and our people.

This role can be based in any of our Irish offices, however we will require the flexibility to work across all our offices and client locations.

The role

As a senior member of our team you’ll be providing an overview of a range of services including advisory, feasibility studies, development of projects, power system design, network engineering and engineering of assets.

You will also be required to take on operational responsibility for a growing team of Power and Energy professionals within our Irish business with overall responsibility for utilisation, overhead spend, growth and development. While your reporting structure will be through our UK Power & Energy team, you will be supported in this by our well-established teams in Ireland. You will also provide Project Design Management and Design Engineering for the full range of EHV and HV design activities.

Key responsibilities include:

  • The day-to-day operational management and coordination of the Power & Energy team.

  • Supporting the growth of the team through input to the Growth Strategy and actively recruiting new talent into the team.

  • Project and programme delivery including commercial performance in line with expectations.

  • Ensuring services and solutions meet the client’s scoping requirements and compliance with their technical requirements.

  • Conducting reviews, quality assurance checks and approval of design drawings, reports.

  • Actively promote a safe, fair, and collaborative work environment across the team.

  • Acting as main point of contact with clients on projects and Frameworks.

Jacobs is a “Relationship” focused company and the building and developing of these relationships with our clients is a significant and important part of this role.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Minimum of an accredited Honours Degree and/or Masters in Electrical Engineering or equivalent

  • Chartered membership of Engineer’s Ireland, IEE, IET or similar Engineering Institution

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Proven experience of budget management, financial performance and familiar with current industry best practice.

  • Proven experience of managing and growing multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Proven technical ability in the strategic development of power systems.

  • Proven track record at delivering consultancy and innovative solutions

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. 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.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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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 have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here .

​​​​​​​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.

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.

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