Jacobs Jobs

Job Information

Jacobs Energy Sector - EIA Associate Director / Senior Associate Director (various roles and locations) 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.

Your Impact:

You will join our Water, Energy & Environment business, which is recognised as the No.1 Environmental Consultancy in the UK by Environment Analyst, and part of a company listed as one of the World's Most Admired Companies in engineering and construction by Fortune magazine.

We have excellent relationships and active frameworks and projects in the energy sector. To support our energy clients’ aspirations for growth, we are currently looking for individuals with relevant experience and capability, such as renewable energy generation or electricity transmission/distribution. We are looking for an Associate Director with a proven track record in environmental leadership roles for major energy sector projects to join our team leading some of the largest, most complex and exciting projects in the UK.

You will have a pivotal role in major project delivery, working closely with our clients and helping to lead our environmental assessment and consents workstreams. Your project experience will enable you to bring together a diverse team of environmental specialists, working as part of project teams to assess potential effects, embedding environment and sustainability in the design and delivery of our projects.

About the opportunity:

We have excellent relationships and active frameworks and projects in the energy sector. To support our energy clients’ aspirations for growth, we have opportunities for individuals with relevant experience and capability, such as renewable energy generation or electricity transmission/distribution.

You will have a pivotal role in major project delivery, working closely with our clients and helping to lead our environmental assessment and consents workstreams. Your project experience will enable you to bring together a diverse team of environmental specialists, working as part of project teams to assess potential effects, embedding environment and sustainability in the design and delivery of our projects.

We support agile careers and also have opportunities for you to work on our wider portfolio of projects across various sectors including those in flood alleviation, water and transportation (highways and rail).

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)

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • A degree in a relevant discipline.

  • Knowledge and experience of the UK energy sector.

  • Experience in delivering EIAs and other types of assessments.

  • Knowledge and understanding of consenting regimes, such as the Planning Act/Development Consent Orders (DCO), Transport & Works Act, and Town & Country Planning Act.

  • Experience in leading multi-disciplinary environmental teams and providing liaison and integration across project elements.

  • Excellent communication skills and an ability and experience in engaging with internal and external stakeholders, including public and statutory consultees.

  • Strong leadership, project management and governance experience, with demonstrable commitment to health, safety and security and inclusivity, the integration of project legacy into decision making, and champion of innovative thinking to improve project and legacy outcomes

  • Strong organisational and inter-personal skills and collaborative working capabilities to co-ordinate and work within multi-disciplinary and diverse teams.

  • A demonstrable commitment to health, safety and security and inclusivity

  • Chartered status and Full Membership of a recognised relevant professional body (e.g. IEMA). Where a candidate does not meet this requirement, they would be expected to achieve this within their first year.

DirectEmployers