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Jacobs Inclusive Design Consultant, Manchester or London 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 Inclusive Design Practitioners to join our dynamic, innovative, talented team. We adopt a unique approach to Inclusive Design which combines technical, engineering and social understanding to create welcoming spaces that promote participation and work seamlessly taking into account age, gender, gender identity, disability, faith and cultural background.

We work on prestigious global projects, which span a range of sectors and industries - from the biggest building projects in the world down to the detailed design of key components, providing expert advice on making built and transport environments work for end users. Opportunities are available in Manchester and London.

We’d Like You To:

  • Have a core belief in an Inclusive Design approach, the creation of a barrier free environment and making places work for people

  • Have a desire to change the landscape relating to Inclusive Design

  • Adopt a data driven and technical approach, whilst questioning and challenging

  • Push boundaries, drive innovation and design for change

  • Enjoy challenging the accepted in terms of the wider approach to Inclusive Design

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Knowledge of national and / or international legislation, guidance, codes and standards relating to Inclusive Design

  • Experience of working in the built environment and/or engineering industry

  • An in-depth knowledge of the requirements of people with different protected characteristics for whom the built environment could potentially impact, and of the reasoning behind technical requirements

  • An awareness of wider industry trends in terms of Inclusive Design

  • Good / excellent technical, written communication and presentation skills

  • NRAC Consultant status (or working towards NRAC accreditation) preferably with an additional technical specialism/ professional accreditation

  • Ability to develop and apply research and data driven methodologies and processes, and identify and apply relevant data sources and technical information

  • The ability to provide relevant and tailored advice on Inclusive Design across all stages of a project lifecycle in a multi-disciplinary environment

  • Effective application of seamless, innovative and integrated solutions to complex and/or futuristic environments

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)

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Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

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