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Jacobs Principal Water Engineer in Dublin, Ireland

Your Impact:

At 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 Water Team

Here in Ireland, with offices in Dublin, Cork and Belfast, our growing Water team boasts an extensive portfolio working on high profile, challenging projects, providing multidisciplinary solutions to water, wastewater, environment and flood management. From feasibility studies and planning, to design, construction management and operations and maintenance, we bring together the talent and expertise necessary to deliver success.

About the Opportunity

Jacobs has secured multiple multi-year contracts and projects with leading clients in Ireland, the UK, and across the globe. We currently have opportunities for Principal Engineer’s of all disciplines to join our Water team in Ireland to deliver on these fantastic opportunities. Successful candidates will join a team of over 150 professionals in Ireland, working on a range of high-profile projects and become a part of a World Leading Company with excellent career prospects.

Successful candidates will be afforded the opportunity to demonstrate and enhance experience and skills while working towards development of solutions to deliver Ireland’s future water infrastructure. There will be opportunity to become involved in the delivery of a range of projects from strategic planning for water resources through to delivery of individual projects and programmes or work which will identify solutions for new and upgraded water and wastewater assets.

Successful candidates will work within multi-disciplinary teams engaging with civil, mechanical, electrical, environmental and communication teams. Candidates with relevant skill set who may not have water sector experience will also be considered.

Here’s what you’ll need :

Qualifications - External

  • Experience in the water or wastewater engineering industry.

  • Minimum of an accredited Honours STEM Degree (NFQ Level 8)

  • Achieved, or working towards, Chartered Status (CEng) with a recognised Professional Institution or equivalent.

  • Good motivation, influencing and people management skills so that you can lead a team and provide support for developing engineers whilst continuing to develop your own career.

  • Demonstrable solutions focussed technical or design skills.

  • Proactive, keen to take ownership of client relationships and be part of a wider team which contributes to the growth of our business.

  • Interest in future technologies and knowledge about the challenges within industry, including; data, carbon and sustainability.

  • Holistic understanding of the various facets of multi-disciplinary projects.

  • Understanding/ awareness of Project Management principals including scheduling, budgeting and contracts.

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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