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Jacobs Smart Places & Infrastructure Senior Technical Consultant in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the opportunity:

Within Peoples & Places Solutions, Jacobs’ Smart Places team is a dynamic, close-knit team of people who share a passion for using their expertise and the potential of digital technologies to create better places. We are a multi-disciplinary team and work on a wide variety of projects from individual smart buildings to neighbourhood-scale developments and city-wide strategies in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. We collaborate with colleagues in many disciplines, from urban design to economics and from social value to infrastructures such as energy and transport. We work in many sectors from local and national government to retail and from aviation to leisure and entertainment. Our work is rooted in our clients’ values, and in Jacobs’ values – challenging today and reinventing tomorrow to create a better world. As our business in this exciting sector grows, we are looking for a Senior Technical Consultant to help us deliver these exciting projects.

Key Requirements

Specific responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Supporting, managing or leading smart city related technology development projects at both initial design and implementation stages, for example, developing smart city frameworks and strategies, designing and integrating different smart city solutions of various disciplines, or preparing design schemes and technical specifications for tendering

  • Supporting business development of smart city opportunities at both advisory and engineering levels

  • Working closely with various subject matter specialists and domain experts on implementation and management of different smart city strategies and applications

  • Managing the interface of clients from both public and private sectors, technology suppliers and other partners, for example consultants and utility bodies

Here’s What You’ll Need:

We are looking for candidates with the following professional and personal skills:

  • Relevant experience in tackling multidisciplinary consultancy or service projects that cross the boundaries between the traditional engineering and other disciplines, such as IT, urban planning, and engineering

  • Preferably a member of a relevant professional institution(s) e.g. IET, BCS, IHE, IAM, or alternatively able to demonstrate comparable professional experience

  • Good at all forms of communication, including reports, presentations, workshops and meetings

  • Ability to effectively translate and communicate complex technical terms with a non-technical senior client audience

  • Project management, commercial awareness and stakeholder engagement

  • Capable of working on several projects at the same time and able to prioritise their activities

  • Must be a “details” person as well as being able work well with colleagues

  • Willing to work internationally in Europe and Middle East

Finally, it is critical that candidates should be passionate about creating better, smarter places, enabled by technology


We are particularly looking for candidates with the following domain skills:

  • Practical/demonstrable experience of delivering smart / digital strategies, with particular focus on the definition of technical solutions, information and operational systems and connectivity and data infrastructure for buildings, cities, regions, developments and communities.

  • Practical experience in developing and specifying relevant smart place architecture and technologies (such as smart city and smart building platforms, 4G / 5G, fibre and IoT communications, data centres, IoT technologies, AR/VR, big data / analytics, green and sustainability technologies etc.)

  • Experience of developing strategies, requirements, plans, designs, service designs and architectures for operational technology deployments

  • Experience of leading or supporting technical proposals and delivering projects for organisations in relevant sectors, including national or local government and transport bodies, property and infrastructure companies, planning and urban design or the utilities sector

  • Experience working with transport, energy, construction, planners, and other built environment professions, and in particular coordinating the integration of smart elements into their infrastructure plans and strategies.

  • Experience and knowledge of innovation processes would be a bonus

Candidates will preferably hold a degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or related disciplines, and be a member of a relevant industry body; or should alternatively be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and expertise.

Our Culture

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. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

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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