Jacobs Payroll Administrator – 6 Month Fixed Term Contract in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Payroll Administrator – 6 Month Fixed Term Contract


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

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

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

Within our UK accounting team we are looking to recruit an experienced Payroll Administrator on a 6 month fixed-term basis. You will assist in the end to end processing of internal monthly UK payrolls for approximately 6,000 employees.



  • Experience of end to end payroll processing

  • Knowledge of UK legislation & statutory requirements that impacts payroll

  • Good attention to detail

  • Strong communication skills

  • Good IT skills including Excel

  • Team player

  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines

  • Use of own initiative to follow processes through


  • Experience of SD Worx payroll processing system

  • Competent in dealing with complex queries

  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn

Our Culture

At Jacobs we have celebrated over 10 years of our culture of caring - ‘BeyondZero’. We see safety differently - we strive to go BeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we promote STEM and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) initiatives. When you 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, check out our website:


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

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.

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

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Glasgow

Req ID: ACC00008R