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Jacobs Associate Director of Hydrology in Manchester, United Kingdom

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Your Impact:

About the opportunity:

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for an Associate Director of Hydrology to lead the growth of this discipline in our Manchester team. You will play a critical role within a multi-disciplinary team that is operating both nationally and internationally, for a wide variety of clients, as well a key role within a larger national discipline of technical experts.

The successful individual will have a proven track record of technical and team leadership. They will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of hydrological analysis and modelling approaches as applied in the UK and elsewhere, across a range of applications, and have well developed mentoring skills and be comfortable coaching and developing both junior and senior staff. You will be a catalyst for innovation and be responsible for technical excellence in delivery.

You will support a variety of studies across the water management sector, including flood risk management, reservoir engineering, low flow and water resource studies and environmental impact assessments for major infrastructure projects in the UK and potentially overseas.

About you

With expertise in the field of Hydrology and experience of delivery and team management you are comfortable in a local leadership role and you want to have input to strategic decisions that affect the team in your region. You strive for excellence and want to join an already high performing team and contribute to continual improvement in delivery.

You are highly experienced in producing a wide range of deliverables and reviewing and overseeing complex pieces of work. You are keen to be involved in a role that allows you to drive commercially viable and excellent delivery through innovation.

You are involved in developing the business and take responsibility for identifying and targeting new clients and projects and you lead and coordinated complicated and large tenders.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Undergraduate degree (2:1 or above) in Hydrology, Environmental Science, Geography, Engineering or a related discipline

  • Chartered with ICE or CIWEM

  • An inclusive leader who works effectively as part of a diverse team

  • Demonstrable knowledge of developing client relationships to develop new opportunities

  • Extensive experience of quality assurance and technical leadership

  • Experienced in solution development and ability to develop, price and agree scope of services plus leading and winning tender opportunities

  • Experienced in technical coordination of multi-disciplinary teams

  • Highly experienced in writing and reviewing technical reports and adept in conveying key messages in a simple and clear manner from complex technical documentation

  • Highly effective mentoring and training skills to develop and support junior staff.

  • Excellent presentation skills with experience of presenting to existing and potential clients, to regulators and stakeholders on behalf of clients, at meetings, within working teams and at conferences.

Why Jacobs?

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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.

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