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Jacobs Project Services Manager 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.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

A key member of the project delivery team, the Project Services Manager – Project Based will manage, provide leadership and be accountable for all Cost, Planning, Estimating, Contract procurement and Contract administration functions for Jacobs Ireland



  • A member of the Operations Management Leadership Team, accountable to the Project Director, ensuring that the Project Services needs for the Projects are being satisfied.


  • Recommendations for hiring, transferring & terminating personnel on the Project

  • Working with the Director of Project Services on the assignment of Project Services personnel to projects

  • Identify key Project Control issues to Project and Operations Management in a timely manner to allow corrective action to be implemented


  • Supervise and provide technical guidance to all Levels of Project Services personnel on the project

Key Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Disseminate Operating Procedures for Project Services and ensure implementation

  • As necessary, develop work instructions for the project team to reflect ongoing evolution in the project stages, in the market, the legal background, in codes of practice, software development, and/or Client’s business needs.

  • Provide training for procedures and work instructions

  • Ensure that systems and personnel are in place and effective, and that all Project Service requirements of Project Management, and the Client are being satisfied

  • Facilitate Interactive-Planning process

  • Review and approve Project Control Plans

  • Oversee production of Capital Estimates

  • Develop and assist in Contracting Strategy and Source planning

  • Maintain staffing requirements for Project Services personnel on the project(s)

  • Attend and support operations status review meetings

  • Prepare and assist Business Development in the preparation of Proservices estimates and or schedules for proposals

  • Perform personnel performance evaluations for staff on the project

  • Support and propagate Jacobs Value-Plus programme

  • Support and propagate Jacobs Sustainability-Plus programme

Overall Expectations:

  • Lead, manage and motivate Project Services staff whilst commanding respect from all stakeholders through technical and personal credibility and integrity.

  • Be a leader in our Beyond Zero™ culture. Do not compromise safety in the home office or in the field

  • Actively cooperate with members of your Project & Operations Management team

  • Make a particular point of establishing a mutually respectful relationship with key client personnel with whom you interact

  • Meet commitments made to the operations, individually or as a team, to complete work by certain dates or within agreed effort hour or cost budgets

  • Continually look for ways to improve our work processes

  • Analyze outside Project Services information for best practices

  • Be positive and respectful in your discussions with clients and Jacobs

Technical Competencies:

  • Detailed knowledge of design, procurement, and construction/field service processes and their inherent cost and schedule performance risks

  • Detailed understanding of Jacobs’ EPCM project delivery process

  • Knowledgeable and proficient with computers and experienced with:

  • Spreadsheets, word processing and database software

  • Scheduling software

  • Risk Analysis (Monte Carlo) software

  • Commercial and/or proprietary Project Services systems

  • Knowledge of resource requirements and training required for all Project Services software

  • Detailed knowledge of preparation of Capital Estimates

  • Detailed knowledge of Bid Preparation, Bid Response and cost estimating for same.

  • Proficiency in Contract Management principles and methods including:

  • Contract Procurement

  • Contract administration

  • Risk management

  • Contract Strategy development

  • Prime Contract analysis, negotiation and flow downs

  • Proficiency in cost engineering and planning / scheduling principles and methods including:

  • Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Change Management Systems / Procedures

  • Work Breakdown Structures

  • Earned Value Systems

  • Contingency/AFU Development

  • Benchmarking

  • CPM scheduling techniques

  • Resource loading and levelling of schedules


  • Has a technical understanding of all the constituent functions - Cost, Estimating, Planning, Contracts.

  • Has a technical understanding of the software systems and methods used within all of the constituent functions.

  • Has a detailed understanding of the inter-relating disciplines and functions and their interaction with Project Services especially as it relates to Cost, Schedule and Estimating.

  • Capable of supervising and communicating with the Project Services team to ensure complete understanding and fulfilment of operations and project/program objectives

  • Capable of effectively communicating with all levels of project and operations management and with the client. Must identify potential problems and elevate these to the appropriate level(s) of management

  • Strong ability to identify efficiencies within work process, and to initiate and manage strategies including learning, mentoring/coaching, and attitudes & behaviours as required to achieve a performance excellence culture

  • Able to make clear and concise presentations to Jacobs and Client management

  • Good facilitator with excellent interpersonal, communication, planning and organizational skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to foster and grow positive relationships within the Project Services team, within the performance unit (PU), across Jacobs, and with our Clients and partners.

  • Proven ability to acquire and retain talent and to mentor and develop talent.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • BSc or MSc in a recognised Industry field

  • Chartered Membership of Engineers Ireland, SCSI or equivalent is an advantage

  • This position requires extensive experience in a Project Services or related field. This should include a minimum of 10 years on a project construction site and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a related industrial sector.

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.

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.

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.