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Jacobs Engineering Manager, Highways 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

Jacobs Transportation has an enviable reputation in Highways, Rail and Aviation. The Highways UK infrastructure consultancy sector includes a portfolio of high-profile projects with clients that include National Highways (NH), Transport Scotland, Welsh Government, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (NII), international, national and regional contractors and various Local Authorities. Our Highways team provides comprehensive consultancy and engineering services to the highways sector, covering the full spectrum of highway infrastructure requirements, from business case and project development, preliminary appraisal and feasibility studies through to detailed design, implementation, operational management advice and operations and maintenance.

As an Engineering Manager you will lead technical delivery and manage the provision of consultancy services to major clients in the Transportation sector delivering a range of multi-disciplinary projects in the UK, Europe and across the globe. Working closely with the Project Manager, you will be accountable for all aspects of the day-to-day engineering and technical delivery of work on specific projects and support the technical interface between the Project and the engineering and technical disciplines, providing guidance as required.

You will be responsible for ensuring the scope is well-defined and that there is a clear understanding of the project schedule and the budget for each activity to be carried out by each discipline. You will ensure that the disciplines are functioning as an integrated team and that the technical output is fully coordinated across all disciplines

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivering a safe, sustainable design that supports decarbonisation and improves social value.

  • Accountable for integrating the delivery team, design coordination, quality and ensuring the technical solutions meet the scope.

  • Accountable for technical delivery to programme.

  • Assisting discipline leads and the project management team in managing budget and forecasting.

  • Be an advocate for inclusion, influencing and creating an environment that recognises the diverse talents of our people

This role provides a fantastic career opportunity, whilst developing your potential, skills and experience under the guidance and mentorship of our industry-recognised senior team.

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • A Degree or Masters in a relevant engineering discipline

  • A sound understanding of design management principles and standards in a highways or civil engineering environment

  • Proven engineering design management experience gained across a range of infrastructure projects in a multi-disciplinary environment

  • Ability to apply engineering principles to develop innovative, robust and safe design on civil engineering projects

  • Ability to lead, organise and motivate design teams

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)