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Jacobs Enterprise Architect – Energy & Power (Any UK Location) in London, 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

This role sits within Jacob’s Digital. Jacobs Digital is a central team within Jacobs driving digital across the company. Digital for us is not just about technology. Digital is client led. A transformation of how and what we provide to our clients. Creating a smarter, more connected and customer centric value proposition.

Jacobs Digital is a team of developers, incubation, product and technology solution experts who are driving digital change across Jacobs and our clients. We’re customer and user focused, where digital starts with culture and new ways of working, driving new business models, whilst incorporating technology and data into all our services and solutions.

Job Accountabilities/Responsibilities

We are looking to recruit an experienced client facing Enterprise Architecture to lead their respective industry (e.g. Water & Environment, Energy & Power, Cities & Places, Transportation including Rail, Aviation, Highways) guiding solutions and products whilst aligning to Jacobs PPS Europe and the wider business. They will provide governance, assurance and design frameworks to ensure we can provide the right portfolio of solutions comprising digital products and professional services to our markets and clients.

  • Manage and deliver the development of an implementation plan for the enterprise architecture and solution concepts based on industry dynamics and business unit and digital strategy.

  • Work closely with Solution and Product architects, guiding and supporting.

  • Promotes the business value of EA as an enabler of strategy formulation, and as support for technology innovation, which drives our clients top and bottom lines and contributes to Jacobs goals.

  • Executes the plan for the enterprise architecture based on business and digital strategy and requirements.

  • Support the development of the enterprise architecture practice into preferred an internal and client facing consultancy.

  • Plans and co-ordinate work with other domain architects that works with EA and non-EA related disciplines to deliver the goals, objectives and outcomes of the organization.

  • Builds and contributes to the architecture libraries of capabilities, skills and tech inventory; supporting a plan to close the skills gap. Finds the balance between technical, behavioral, and business and operating model skills.

  • Participates and contributes to the EA practice, governance and continuous improvement and ongoing refinement activities.

  • Manages the documentation of all architecture design and analysis work.

  • Supports and delivers on enterprise solution architecture as capacity within the team demands

  • Supports the Head of EA practice build and maintain relationships with other business units and clients, orchestration of the delivery of critical digital projects, contributes to the overall delivery of the digital portfolio

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • Industry knowledge e.g. Water & Environment, Energy & Power, Cities & Places, Transportation including Rail, Aviation, Highways.

  • Knowledge and experience working with information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, agile and lean methodologies, infrastructure and operations, and EA and ITIL frameworks.

  • Business Model & Operating Models

  • TOGAF 9, Zachman and SABSA

  • Cybersecurity Architecture and Tools

  • Viable Systems Model, Soft Systems Methodology

  • Understanding of the different types of agile principles, methodologies and frameworks, especially those designed to be scaled at the enterprise level.

  • Understanding of existing, new and emerging technologies, and processing environments.

  • Balance the long-term (“big picture”) and short-term implications of individual decisions and organization goals.

  • Translate business needs into EA requirements and practices

  • Apply multiple solutions to business problems.

  • Rapidly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies.

  • Capable and comfortable with balancing time between foundational EA and vanguard EA efforts concerned with business and operating model design, technology innovation, speed, agility and flexibility to achieve a unified and flexible EA that meets the organization’s needs.

  • Knowledge of business ecosystems, SaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), APIs, microservices, event-driven IT and advanced analytics. Mobile, custom development, RPA and ERP systems.

Personal Qualities

  • Exceptional soft and interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation.

  • Strong leadership skills.

  • Excellent analytical and technical skills.

  • Excellent written, verbal, communication and presentation skills with the ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences.

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.

  • Knowledge of all components of holistic digital service

  • Knowledge of business process engineering principles and processes.

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)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

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