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Jacobs Senior/Principal Environmental Scientist (Water) in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Senior/Principal Environmental Scientist (Water)


Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management. Our 50,000 employees in 400 locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations, including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country’s most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.

That’s because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company.

Ranked No. 1 by Fortune’s 2019 World's Most Admired Companies…

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To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for a Senior or Principal Water Environment Consultant to join our Water Environment team in Glasgow. The successful individuals will lead on a range of projects for clients in major public and private sector organisations and will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities. At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and we're looking for the most talented and passionate individuals out there.

Duties associated with this post will include:

  • Coordination and review of Water Environment EIAR chapters for road, rail, utility and flood management projects across the UK and Ireland.

  • Ensuring the environmental deliverables and financial performance of projects are maintained to a high standard.

  • Providing a technical lead on various water aspects of major infrastructure projects such as water quality, SuDS, flood risk, CAR licensing and EnvCoW.

  • Managing components of a project by taking responsibility for resource, subcontractors and ensuring effective communication of any changes/modifications.

  • Working in collaboration with other design disciplines to ensure the overall integrity of infrastructure designs.

  • Promoting team development through resource management, line management, and mentoring.

  • Building and developing relationships with clients on projects.

  • Ensuring compliance with H&S regulations and promoting a culture of caring within the team.



  • A good degree qualification in a relevant environmental subject is essential. A second degree e.g. MSc or higher qualification is desirable.

  • Professional membership or working towards chartered status with a relevant professional body is desirable.

  • Proven ability of working with major infrastructure clients (e.g. Highways England, SEPA, Transport Scotland) undertaking Water Environment EIA is essential.

  • An excellent understanding of environmental impacts associated with major infrastructure projects is essential.

  • Proven ability of technical review skills and ability to programme, run and complete high quality environmental assessments is essential.

  • An excellent understanding of key environmental legislation, policy and issues is essential.

Our Culture

At Jacobs 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 work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall . We are also Disability Confident Committed ; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts. Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% of the Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks , centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com

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

Other Locations United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Leeds, United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Edinburgh

Req ID: BI 0007T2