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Jacobs Strategic Consultant in London, United States

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:

Strategic Consulting works collaboratively across all market sectors and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle from strategy, financing and economic advice, business case and planning advice, through to capital and operational delivery improvements across our clients organisations. ​

We are a diverse team who apply a collaborative consulting approach. ​​​Our trusted advice provides realistic and robust, deliverable solutions which leads to better outcomes and greater sustained value for our clients.

Our Strategy and Transformation Practice works with clients to deliver great outcomes by creating a people and customer-led culture through the design of vision, strategy, operating models and organisational design, driven by sustainable, benefits focused transformation. We also function as internal management consultants to the other Jacobs business units as well as outside consultants and contractors to clients.

About the opportunity:

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Consultant to join our growing business, which can be based in the Midlands, Manchester or London (other UK wide locations will be considered for the right candidate)

Our Strategic Consultants work across many of the largest and high-profile infrastructure programmes and projects across the UK. You will typically support our clients to define and deliver value-yielding improvements across their businesses through the clear definition of outcomes, organisational design, transformational change, process development, integration and collaboration, programme management and stakeholder engagement. You will also be engaged in developing businesses cases for funding and for transformation activities and then move in to the delivery of those business case programmes / projects. The role also requires the writing of engaging reports, the development of effective recommendations and lean and efficient delivery approaches.

The work often involves the facilitation of teams, frequently of senior managers and stakeholders, and seeking consensus, buy-in and support in the delivery of overall client outcomes and value.

You will also be required to actively engage in the growth of the business unit through business development of sales and the personal and team development of colleagues

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Qualified to degree level in a relevant subject

  • Strategic thinking – experience in defining and delivering strategies to achieve through-life value

  • A strong awareness of consensus building tools and techniques

  • Experience of supporting successful change and transformational activities

  • Strong facilitation skills including excellent listening skills and the ability to empathise with project team and workshop participants

  • Excellent stakeholder engagement, presentation, communication skills

  • Strong analytical thinking ability and problem-solving skills

  • A mindset to constructively challenge the accepted norms and always seek a better way

  • Experience in operating in a programme and/or project environment with multiple stakeholders and of operating in cross-business teams

  • Client and end-customer focus

  • Exposure to Organisational design

  • Experience of Programme Management Offices (PMO)

  • Experience in working in and leading project teams

  • Motivated and enthusiastic with a personal drive for high quality work, continuous improvement and the application of lessons learnt

  • Experience in the financial management and control of projects

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

  • Previous consulting experience in the infrastructure sector

  • Relevant post-graduate training and/or qualifications

  • Experience of process development / improvement

  • Exposure to Benefits Management and/or value management

  • Exposure to business development and growth/sales

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 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 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.