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Jacobs Construction Manager in Leeds, United Kingdom

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

About the opportunity:

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 Senior Construction Manager. We want you to be empowered to deliver the boldest solutions for everyday living.

As a Construction Manager you will support the successful delivery of design packages by providing constructability expertise, primarily during the Outline design and Consent phases. You will lead a team of construction managers and 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 also involve liaison between other Jacobs departments, disciplines, contractors and external agencies.

You will be required to provide technical input on multiple facets of constructability throughout the development of the design of a project, including:

• Temporary works requirements

• Lifting and plant solutions

• Earthworks and mass haulage

• Traffic management

• Construction logistics

• CDM and Principal Designer, Principal Contractor obligations

Responsibilities will entail leading the constructability input for specific projects including drafting option assessments matrices, assessing construction risks with proposed mitigations and provision of best practise advice. The post holder will therefore be able to work unsupervised, 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 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 substantial experience in working within the delivery of capital projects and will come from a civil engineering construction background. The role would suit an experienced civil engineer looking to transition into professional services.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

An Engineering 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 is highly desirable

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

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

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.


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

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

  • Eligibility for security clearances relating to specific projects.

Why Jacobs?

We’re invested in you and your success. Our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. By supporting one another and through our culture of caring, we all succeed. The biggest questions spark our curious minds. We clear the way for inventive thinking and exploration, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. We redefine what’s possible. There’s something that drives everyone – and we want you to keep evolving your career, discover unexpected opportunities and ensure you can deliver on tomorrow.

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.

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.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.