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Jacobs Senior Project Manager - Energy Transition in Dublin, Ireland

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About Jacobs

At Jacobs, our Energy & Power team is focused on providing a whole system approach, offering end-to-end service to support our clients in energy networks, thermal generation, renewable generation and storage solutions. We are helping our clients meet the challenges faced in countries and cities across the globe, providing innovative solutions to address the challenges of replacing conventional thermal power plants with renewable generation.

A career at Jacobs means working on some of the world’s most exciting projects, solving complex challenges and undertake meaningful work that benefits our communities and the world.

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.

About the opportunity

Jacobs is committed to playing a leadership role in Global Energy Transition. Our European and Global teams are growing and we’re looking for a Senior Project Manager to deliver our growing portfolio of Energy & Power projects across Europe and the wider business.

Our Energy & Power team provides a range of services to our Transmission and Distribution and Generation clients in addition to cross-market solutions to our non-energy clients. This includes work on transmission system assets, wind and solar farms, energy storage systems (including battery ) HVDC interconnectors, inertia systems, and advanced facilities for mission critical industries in the technology and process sectors.

You will be the main focal point (internal and external) for the delivery of projects. You will work closely with a wide range of stakeholders and will be heart of the Energy Transition through enabling the development and delivery of critical Energy & Power programmes.

The role offers a fantastic opportunity for the successful individual to develop their career in a growing sector and has visibility at a senior management level across Jacobs.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. Our team is based across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia and Central Europe however we can be flexible about location and are happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours to suit you and our business. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountability for the timely and cost effective delivery of client projects, meeting business and environmental objectives.

  • Leading and managing cross functional, multi-disciplinary teams, providing direction across the Functions to ensure delivery of client projects.

  • Influencing and supporting client project delivery through effective and proportionate planning, monitoring, controlling and reporting of performance.

  • Ensuring a fit for purpose Risk Management System is embedded in project decision making and championing the risk management process.

  • Managing change and the associated follow on activities, whilst ensuring compliance with all relevant safety, environmental and management procedures.

  • Preparation of contract correspondence including Early Warnings, Contract Risk Registers, Claims and Compensation events (and associated communication registers) etc.

  • Understanding of requirements - ensuring clarity of identification, definition and specification of programmes and projects, to align with client business needs and context.

  • Develop and ensure that there are sufficient and appropriate controls in place to enable effective and consistent project delivery to time and budget.

  • Demonstrate visible leadership across Health, Safety and Well Being: ensuring the application of Client and Jacobs best practice for health, safety and wellbeing.

  • Liaison with the Jacobs Technical leadership teams to ensure we are pursuing opportunities, showcasing innovations, and broadening our offering

  • Manage resource allocation needs for delivery of the project including identification of critical resource requirements.

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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)

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here's What You'll Need:


  • Contracts Administration Experience – NEC experience is preferable, but others may include FIDIC, JCT etc.

  • Interdisciplinary problem solving

  • Collaborative leadership

  • Commercial Acumen and cost systems management (internal and external)

  • Lead interface and communication with the client, third parties and stakeholders


  • Chartered (CEng or other)

  • Programme and project delivery experience in the Energy sector

  • Ability to work across an organisation – from senior leadership to technical talent on the ground.

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills