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Jacobs Sustainable Drainage Engineer 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

We are looking for an experienced Surface Water Drainage Engineer to join our Water Catchment Management team to help to shape our extensive programme of flood risk management and drainage works. Your primary role will involve coordinating and guiding design teams to deliver surface water drainage schemes from inception through to detailed design and construction in a variety of sectors including highways, rail, airports and other developments. The role will also involve seeking to grow our portfolio of work with local authorities, particularly in the development of SuDS and green infrastructure schemes in London and the Southeast.

You will join our team of over 1,000 Water and Natural Environment professionals, working on a range of high-profile projects and become a part of a world leading company with excellent career prospects.

Supported by the wider team, you will have a varied role which could involve;

  • Design team coordination including coordinating outline and detailed design of surface water drainage solutions including SuDS /green infrastructure, piped drainage, and design for exceedance projects

  • Checking and reviewing calculations and technical deliverables, including hydraulic models, design calculations, Flood Risk Assessments and surface water drainage strategies

  • Project and design management of schemes, delivering projects to time and to budget

  • Development of pricing and technical methodology for new commissions

  • Mentoring less experienced colleagues through their technical and professional development

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Chartered or working towards Chartership with ICE, CIWEM or another appropriate organisation,

  • Highly effective communicator, with experience of mentoring and training to support junior staff development.

  • Extensive working knowledge of relevant legislation, planning policy, guides and design standards relating to flood risk management and drainage strategies;

  • Extensive practical design experience of SuDS / green infrastructure, and gravity piped drainage;

  • Experience of site supervision / construction of SuDS;

  • Experience of using MicroDrainage, InfoDrainage, Infoworks ICM or Causeway Flow.

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) .

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