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Jacobs Associate Director or Senior Associate Director, Mechanical Engineering (Building Services), UK Wide in London, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

We are recruiting across the UK with a primary focus on our key Buildings offices located in Manchester, Birmingham and London. Each role may be negotiable for full time or part time.

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

As Cities & Places, we can create thriving places across different scales: from regions to cities, neighbourhoods to individual buildings, by offering an integrated design approach. We have a tremendous opportunity in front of us to build upon strength to develop an interdisciplinary planning, design and delivery practice that is uniquely Jacobs, that sets the direction for the industry, and is home to the very best and brightest design thinkers, disruptors, technical experts, visionaries and storytellers.

Our business unit brings together engineers, architects, designers, specialists, surveyors, urban designers, project managers and transport planners to provide collaborative and coordinated value design solutions for our clients both nationally and internationally.

Cities and Places deliver exciting and challenging projects across a broad range of sectors including transport infrastructure, defence, education, research and technology. This opportunity is for an Associate Director/Senior Associate Director level Mechanical Building Services Engineer with strong Client interfacing skills. The successful candidate will be able to take on the role of technical lead responsible for providing design delivery and discipline integration of projects delivered by the Cities and Places business. Using excellent project experience, technical awareness and communication skills, the candidate will manage projects and supervise other team members to produce designs and associated deliverables for projects that ensure Jacobs maintains the highest technical standards, levels of service and quality.

Key requirements for this role are strong communication skills with a collaborative working and positive, can-do attitude. Regular check-in meetings to review progress, design development and decisions, and to constructively resolve any blockers with project teams will be essential and form part of your day to day work ethic. You will need to be able to work independently and take responsibility for decision-making and output deliverables. Strong design coordination and collaboration skills with the ability to work and assume a key role within multi-disciplinary design teams is also a key aspect of this role.

As a leader in the regional building services design team, the candidate will play a crucial role in the promoting effective working methods, establishing high value technical solutions and engaging with the Jacobs team at all levels.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • A strong technical background in building services design, construction and procurement;

  • Chartered Engineer and member of recognised professional institution (e.g. CIBSE)

  • Relevant experience in the design and specification of mechanical Building Services systems to relevant standards and codes of practice

  • Experience in leading MEP teams through all stages of work winning, design and procurement;

  • Experience and understanding of the multi-disciplinary design processes;

  • Ability to nurture excellent relationships with clients, with an ability to generate business, resolve problems and exceed client expectations

  • Ability in design and delivery of projects to a high quality, from concept to completion

  • Ability to lead or work within a team of engineers and designers

  • Ability to work as part of a team, liaising directly with clients and other design team members

  • Working knowledge of all other Building Services disciplines and good understanding of other buildings disciplines

  • Ability to consider safety in design and develop design solutions to eliminate health and safety risks

  • Ability to research and work on own initiative

  • Experience of cross continental working and ability to travel

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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