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Jacobs Principal Civil Engineer (Rivers) in Leeds, 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

We are looking for a Principal Civil Engineer with experience of design in the fields of flood risk management assets and civil engineering to join our engaging multidisciplinary team in central Leeds.

As a Principal Civil Engineer with our Water Catchment Management team you will lead the design of projects for the Environment Agency (both regionally and nationally), Lead Local Flood Authorities or other public and private clients. You will be involved in the design of flood defence assets involving earthwork embankments, conveyance channels, reinforced concrete structures, steelwork structures, flow control structures, flood gates, demountable defences as well as natural flood management solutions.

As part of our supportive team you will have a role in maintaining and developing excellent ongoing client relationships, mentoring more junior colleagues, helping us to secure new work, supporting project and team direction and contributing your own original ideas to help us find affordable, sustainable and low carbon solutions for our clients.

Our project portfolio spans the full lifecycle from feasibility studies through appraisal and optioneering to detailed design, construction and site support providing a wide range of opportunities to develop your experience and advance your career.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Undergraduate degree (2:1 or above) in Civil Engineering (or related degree)

  • Chartered with ICE or CIWEM

  • Demonstratable knowledge of Safety in Design and Designers responsibilities under CDM

  • Experience of outline, planning, tender and detailed design of works in the fields of flood defence assets

  • Ability to develop, price and agree scope of services

  • Experience in mentoring and technical management of a design team

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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