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Jacobs Head of Asset Management (Water) - UK 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 is helping the UK’s largest infrastructure managers to maximise the value their assets provide over the long term. From highways to energy, flood risk management and water, we focus on deploying innovative technologies and new ways of thinking to develop an in-depth understanding of the health of their assets and how this might change in response to climate, changing regulatory requirements, and evolving customer and public expectations.

The UK water sector relies on long life assets that must be resilient to a wide range of events and influences. Water companies need to understand how their assets perform in today’s environment and how they might perform under the pressures of climate change, evolving regulatory requirements and broader customer and public expectations. Securing the right investment to manage and maintain asset health is vital to ensure reliable and sustainable services in the long-term. We are looking for a leader for our Asset Health services for water clients in the UK to help them with these challenges.

We are flexible on location within the UK

Here’s What You’ll Need:

You could be an asset health expert from the water sector or a specialist from another sector with transferable skills. You may have experience in setting strategy or be a practitioner. You may have a consultant background or be experienced with water companies and/or regulators.

If you have the following attributes, we would be keen to talk to you.

  • Educated to degree or masters’ level

  • Chartered

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clear messages to business leaders and practitioners.

  • Understanding of the water sector, its regulation and the emerging pressures that will influence it over the short and long term.

  • Passionate about Asset Health

  • Experience in a technical, strategic, or environmental discipline relevant to Asset Health

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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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)