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Jacobs Design Manager - Built Environment in Manchester, 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 a passionate and solution orientated Design Managers to join our local design management team within our Cities & Places business unit who are outwardly focused on international projects both in the decarbonisation realm as well as public sector work.

The primary focus of the Design Manager is to facilitate the technical coordination of the multi-disciplinary design process achieving world class levels of design integration and quality. As a key stakeholder in the bidding process, Design Managers will also be responsible for ensuring that the delivery plan is consistent with the approved bid and work closely with the local discipline leads to ensure this translates into a successful project execution.

This position will be required to be in a team who work both on projects in the UK but who also have an outwardly facing international presence within the design management space at Jacobs.

We are happy to receive applications from candidates based in any of our main UK hubs: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin or Glasgow.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Suitably qualified and experienced in Architecture or Engineering discipline.

  • Experience and understanding of multi-disciplinary design processes.

  • Ability to work in client facing roles and represent Jacobs.

  • Management and leadership of a multi-disciplinary design team.

  • Sound working knowledge of BIM.

  • Management of the design process using commercial, contractual, programme/time awareness and technical expertise.

  • Encouraging and inspiring design teams to produce their best work using their full flair, experience, resources and talents in a cost effective way.

  • Ensuring the design process recognises current legislation, standards and codes of practice, where appropriate.

  • Ensuring design information is of the right quality and is delivered in-line with the programme;

  • Beyond Zero – leading the design teams to eliminate health and safety risks in the design and during construction.

  • Ensure that all documents that are issued externally have completed the necessary QA process, and that team members who have completed the process are suitably qualified and authorised.

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) .

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