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Jacobs Senior Project Manager - Major Programmes 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

Jacobs MPPG delivers major infrastructure projects and programmes including Lower Thames Crossing, Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal, Thames Tideway, HS2 and SuedLink. It operates in sectors as diverse as transportation, water, energy (including nuclear), defence, built environment and healthcare across Europe. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Assistant Project Managers to join our high performing team of experienced professionals.

This role is highly dynamic, requiring a self-starting and adaptable candidate to apply their project management skills to a variety of exciting high-profile projects and programmes. This brings with it a wealth of opportunities to develop your skills further and advance your career alongside industry-leading experts.

We are seeking Senior Project Managers who have a passion to work with our client teams. In this role you will:

  • Be a ‘team player’, with exceptional collaborative working and interpersonal skills;

  • Provide clear and effective leadership to the project management function;

  • Review, analyse, develop and improve the effectiveness of existing processes in relation to P3M delivery and continuous improvement;

  • Influence, advise, challenge and assist the client in their delivery of complex projects to time, cost and quality requirements.

  • Manage projects typically between £100m to £500m in value or smaller highly complex projects.

The role is high profile, undertaking complex leadership and management activities whilst assisting the development of client teams through coaching, mentoring and knowledge transfer.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • Extensive experience in the delivery of complex high-profile projects to time, cost and quality;

  • Experience in at least one of the following sectors; transportation, water, energy, nuclear, healthcare, built environment or defence.

  • Desire to “cross sector”.

  • Highly effective communicator, both written and orally, with exceptional interpersonal skills;

  • Collaborative working style and consulting behaviours;

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

  • Expert in the use of P3M practices and a specialist in the application of advanced project management tools;

  • An understanding of planning techniques and tools, including P6 and Microsoft Project;

  • Wide experience in application of a variety of contract forms;

  • Able to identify client requirements and scope wider business opportunities;

  • Able to quickly understand complex organisational structures and ways of working;

  • Highly computer literate including Microsoft Office as a minimum;

  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.


  • Skilled in the provision of coaching and mentoring;

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject;

  • Member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM);

  • Professional Chartership e.g. ChPP, CEng

  • PRINCE2 Practitioner.

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)