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Jacobs DCO Governance Lead - Lower Thames Crossing in London, United Kingdom

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Your Impact:

Jacobs are recruiting for a Development Consent Order (DCO) Governance Lead to join their Lower Thames Crossing programme to support the Development team in the management and delivery of the Issues Log through the pre-application and examination phases of the DCO. The successful candidate will also work closely with the tech teams on the resolution of issues and prevention/mitigation.


  • Own, manage and maintain the recording of multi-disciplinary inputs (development wide) that will underpin the application and examination in a single source of truth master spreadsheet.

  • Collaborate with and direct technical teams with their inputs and issues raised

  • Attend Project 'change meetings' and 'governance meetings' up the Project, driving and recording the commitments and strategies approved at the appropriate forums

  • Promote the pre-Examination advancement of commitments to underpin the preparation of Defensive Briefs.

  • Help hold key Project personnel to process and programme in terms of decisions due ahead of Examination deadlines.

  • Manage the provision of key information from the Development team to the Procurement/Contracting teams within LTC Delivery.

  • Support the delivery of the Development Directorate in accordance with requirements of the legislation and Planning Inspectorate guidance.

  • Support the delivery of required outputs in strict accordance with the timetable as set by the Planning Inspectorate.

  • To consider project legacy and in all decision making in the same way as cost, risk, time and quality.

  • To hold health, safety and welfare (HSW) as a key project value and to participate in the creation, development and implementation of HSW strategies by the project leadership team.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Previous Experience

  • Involvement with the preparation and submission of the DCO applications for development consent

  • Previous involvement in a DCO Examination, particularly involvement with project-wide commitments / mitigation, would be beneficial

  • An understanding of the Planning Act 2008 and its associated rules and procedures governing examinations for development consent

  • Experience of coordination and delivery of multi-disciplinary inputs to meet demanding deadlines

  • Educated to degree standard with a relevant membership of an appropriate professional body or equivalent work history

  • Demonstrable experience of working in a major infrastructure project in a similar industry &/or to working in a matrix and dispersed team


  • Effective task management and accurate information management

  • Clear and concise planning, coordination and time management

  • Ability to properly articulate tasks and expected outcomes

  • Ability to deliver to strict deadlines

  • Excellent workload and time management

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and personal resilience to deliverer to challenging timescales with different styles of leadership

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills including Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. 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.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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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.