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Jacobs Project Manager - Water Catchment and Maritime (UK / Ireland) 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

Our Water and Catchment Management & Maritime sector provides a focus for advising our clients on delivering sustainable drainage, flood risk management and civil engineering solutions. We also have a substantial ports and coastal portfolio of work.

Our team comprises more than 400 staff based in the UK and Europe, but with reach into the Middle East, Australasia and America.  

We are looking for Project Managers to join us in offices all across the UK (Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Norwich, Peterborough, Warrington and Winnersh) and Ireland (Cork and Dublin)

You will have the opportunity to support a wide range of projects in the field water and environment for major public and private sector organisations, such as the Environment Agency, Local Authorities and water companies.

Your role will include:

  • Project management on a variety of water environment and engineering programmes and projects, taking responsibility for the safe delivery of our projects to meet programme and budget requirements, whilst maintaining high quality standards;

  • Contract administration, including invoicing, forecasting, schedule management, QA documentation;

  • Ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of your project team;

  • Planning and scheduling work;

  • Identifying and managing risk and change;

  • Reporting on performance;

  • Chairing internal and client project meetings;

  • Management and development of less experienced colleagues in the team; and

  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities within existing contracts and support sales opportunities across the wider business.

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and have the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of projects. Our project portfolio spans the full lifecycle from feasibility studies through appraisal and optioneering to detailed design and site support, providing a wide range of opportunities to develop your experience and advance your career.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent professional experience

  • Proven ability to project manage a variety of projects types and sizes 

  • Able to operate autonomously, with authority, skilled in developing and building relationships

  • Strong commercial awareness and experience 

  • Ability to develop, price and agree scope of services; 

  • Ability to lead and work effectively as part of a diverse team  

  • Excellent literacy, communication, analytical and numeracy skills 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications  

*Ideally, here’s what you’ll also have: *

  • Chartered or approaching chartership with ICE or CIWEM or APM/PRINCE2 Qualifications 

  • Good understanding of technical delivery within water management disciplines 

  • Experience with the relevant statutory bodies e.g. Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and SEPA  

  • Understanding of BIM 

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

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)

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