Jacobs Construction Director in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Construction Director


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverseproviders of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services forindustrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 74,000 people globally, our teamscollaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind someof the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

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

Jacobs has an enviable reputation in the European ECR sectoras a result of a portfolio of high profile projects with clients that includeExxonMobil, Borealis, BASF, Shell, BPand our plans to add to this portfoliocontinues at pace. We have an exciting opportunity for a Construction Director to be based in our Glasgow office.

Role responsibilities include:

Experienced inworking with proposal teams to secure projects, the post holding will beinvolved in writing proposal documents and estimating resources and man-hoursto support the appropriate proposal strategy for the bid

Lead thesuccessful delivery of the preliminary design and statutory procedures duringpre-construction project development phases using the AWP approach.The post holder will lead and create theconstruction strategy, scenario, methodology and programme.

Support theproject with the development of the Sub-contracting and partnering strategy.

Developliaison between other key Jacobs departments, Partners, sub-contractors andexternal agencies.

Coordinatetechnical input on constructability throughout the development of the design ofa project.

Provideleadership on issues relating to the construction of the works using the AWPapproach and ensuring co-ordination and co-operation of other Jacobsdepartments. This will also include liaison with partners, sub-contractors andexternal bodies for the purposes of design development and statutory procedures.

A significantlevel of health, safety and environmental experience will be required.This is to proactively input to keyconsiderations (during design) and advising on realisation of mitigation.

Goodcommunication skills are required in order to effectively liaise with theproject team and client staff regarding construction activities.

Goodunderstanding of both Prime and Su-contracts with experience of administratingboth post award.

Goodunderstanding of Project controls, including change management, constructionscheduling and cost forecasting

The postholder will be required to have experience delivering large ($500mm to$1,500mm) capital construction projects.

A background in engineering construction in a contracting environment ispreferable.



  • Significantexperience, with a demonstrable track record of leading and delivering a broadrange of construction activities at site level.

  • The ability toreview potential design proposals and assess the likely impact and risksassociated with constructing the works.

  • Familiarwith construction methodologies, processes and techniques associated with ECRengineering projects.

  • Knowledge ofhealth, safety and environment aspects relating to the construction industry.

  • Ability toproduce project procedures pertaining to the construction works.

  • Mentor, trainand support construction team members to further careers and improve thestandard of Construction staff.

  • Excellentcommunication skills are required.


Ideally Degree or above in Engineering/Constructionmanagement or equivalent.

Our Culture

At Jacobs we have recently celebrated 10 years of our cultureof caring - ‘BeyondZero’. We see safety differently - we strive to goBeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees firstin everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and wepromote STEM and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) initiatives. Whenyou join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks,centred on inclusion and diversity. To find out more about our networks, checkout our website:


We encourage applications from candidates looking forflexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a BaselinePersonnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required toundergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/EducationHistory and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associatedcriteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed tothe safety and wellbeing of all.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Glasgow

Req ID: ECR00005C