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Jacobs Motion Designer in London, 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:

Jacobs has an enviable reputation in the UK consultancy sector as a result of a portfolio of high-profile projects with clients that include Highways England, National Contractors and Local Authorities. Our current challenges include a significant portfolio of infrastructure projects for Highways England, Network Rail and a range of local authorities with many more cross sector opportunities in the pipeline.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for a talented, highly motivated and enthusiastic Motion Designer to join our Creative Solutions team, based out of our Central London office (flexible working – office and home based). You will be part of a busy and growing team, working across our lines of business, delivering motion-based solutions to help expand our digital capabilities, whilst exploring new market opportunities.

Based within the sales team, you will be responsible for helping to drive your creative thoughts and ideas through all forms of motion for internal and external clients. Working closely with our Lead Motion Designer, this is an exciting opportunity to help us shape the growth of our motion capabilities. Scope exists for you to develop your career within this role, so an appetite to learn through both internal training and self-initiative is essential.

Communication within this role is essential. We want you to feel part of our open and inclusive culture, whilst having the confidence to deliver your thoughts and ideas to team members and clients. We embrace curiosity and innovation and encourage our Jacobs family to challenge the accepted and try new things.

In return, we are invested in you and your success, empowering you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed.


  • Collaborating closely with the creative, sales and wider Jacobs team to produce a variety of animation and motion content, including explainer videos, showreels, prototyping, animated presentations, marketing campaigns, brand design, public consultation films, social media content and internal communications.

  • Development and preparation of creative styleframes, storyboards, proposals and motion tests.

  • Communicating your ideas clearly and with confidence.

  • Converting complex briefs into engaging animation and moving image.

  • Liaising directly with clients.

  • Adding value to existing visual communication by offering innovative design solutions that provide us with a competitive edge in the marketplace.

  • Keep up to date with latest visual trends and developments in the motion design/animation sector.

  • Be a source of creative inspiration for the wider teams.

  • Identify new market opportunities, through internal and external markets.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Minimum of five years motion design experience.

  • Fully conversant in Adobe CC core software.

  • Must be a competent user of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Highly organised and passionate about data, design and digital.

  • Strong eye for detail and ability to contribute creative ideas.

  • Able to work under tight deadlines and to prioritise design focus accordingly.

  • Team player.

  • Whilst this is a local UK role, scope exists to support in other offices, both nationally and internationally.

Desirable Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, visual arts, or a related field is highly desirable.

  • Previous experience in working within an agency environment.

  • Cel animation skills a bonus.

  • Knowledge of Blender / 3DMax / Cinema 4D would be advantageous.

You can see examples of our motion work here: https://vimeo.com/jacobsmotion

Please provide a link to your online portfolio or attach examples of your work with your application.

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.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.co.uk 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 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.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

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.

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.