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Jacobs Construction Manager in Leeds, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

Thriving communities. Healthy cities. A brighter future. What we do is more than deliver major projects, we work every day to make the world better for everyone. If you want to join a company invested in you and your success, join us as a Construction Manager. We want you to be empowered to deliver the boldest solutions for everyday living.

As a part of Jacobs Construction Advisory, you will support the successful delivery of projects by providing constructability expertise, primarily during outline design and consent phases. You will provide expertise to help create the construction strategy, phasing, methodology and programme, taking account of and integrating emerging environmental and logistical constraints and construction best practise.

The role will involve liaison between other Jacobs departments, disciplines, contractors and external agencies and clients.

Role details, Skills, Experience, Behaviours

You will be required to provide technical input mainly during pre-construction, including:

• Temporary works requirements

• Lifting and plant solutions

• Earthworks and mass haulage

• Traffic management

• Construction logistics

• CDM and Principal Designer, Principal Contractor obligations, or other local regulatory responsibilities

Responsibilities typically entail producing the constructability input for specific projects including drafting option assessments, assessing construction risks with proposed mitigations and provision of best practise advice. Key to the role is informing the design and enabling change in the permanent solution to create a more buildable, more reliable, safer solution. The post holder will therefore be able to work independently albeit under the supervision of a senior, take initiative on their own and have an eye for detail when reviewing proposed schemes.

You will need a good level of health, safety and environmental experience as a key responsibility of the role is to identify risks in these areas, proactively lead projects in navigating these considerations, and advise on appropriate mitigation options.

The Construction Manager is required to co-ordinate, co-operate and liaise with other Jacobs departments, contractors, clients and potentially external bodies primarily for the purposes of design development. As such, you will require confidence, good communication and management skills to ensure that the constructability input is conveyed appropriately and given due consideration.

You will have experience in working within the delivery of capital projects and will come from a civil engineering or building construction background. The role would suit someone looking to transition into professional services from a main contractor.

Working for Jacobs

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.

With offices across the UK, we can be flexible with regards to location, this role could potentially have a base office in Leeds, Manchester, York, Birmingham or Stockton.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

• An appropriate degree or diploma is normally required. Possible exceptions may be considered where the supporting track record demonstrates the equivalent level of construction knowledge and experience. Membership and professional accreditation with a relevant professional institution, or evidence of working towards this is highly desirable

• You will have a demonstrable track record of on-site experience directly delivering a broad range of multi-sector construction or engineering projects.

• The ability to independently review design proposals and assess the likely impact and risks associated with constructing the works, under the supervision of a project/team leader, and work towards mitigating these where practical.

• Relevant health, safety and environment experience relating to the construction industry.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.

• Ability to draft credible, deliverable construction sequences and schedules, taking into account client requirements, shut-downs, closures and possession availability, logistics, and environmental constraints.

Desirable skills:

• Experience of a broader range of specialist construction sectors e.g., mechanical, nuclear, marine, rail.

• Experience using digital tools including 4D modelling and drafting schedules would be advantageous.

• Eligibility for security clearances relating to specific projects.

• Experience of modularisation, virtual design and construction (VDC) and digital construction, adept at utilising relevant software to replicate and demonstrate designs to assess buildability.

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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