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Jacobs Principal / Associate Director Wastewater Modelling in Manchester, United Kingdom

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

About the opportunity

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for a principal / technical director to provide technical and commercial leadership of the wastewater network projects in the Manchester First Street office.

The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Drive health and safety in all aspects of our projects

  • Provide technical and commercial leadership in the delivery of wastewater network projects within agreed timeframes and budgets and to exceed our clients’ expectations

  • Support and supervise the wastewater modelling team, ensuring technical excellence and best industry practice

  • Contribute in developing working methods, routines and innovative solutions to improve processes in the delivery of wastewater network projects

  • Writing and reviewing technical deliverables

  • Plan, programme and co-ordinate projects delivery

  • Support the business to ensure the successful delivery of robustly defined technical solutions

  • Contribute to the preparation of cost estimates

  • Be a visible part of Jacobs, raising our profile through conference presentations and papers

  • Supporting management in developing relationships and sales with existing and new clients

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Excellent knowledge in the water industry with a focus on wastewater network solutions

  • Proficiency in wastewater modelling software such as InfoNet, and InfoWorks CS / ICM, ArcGIS, MapInfo

  • Strong technical ability in the outline design of wastewater schemes; sewage pumping systems and treatment facilities.

  • Expertise in 1D and 2D modelling

  • Excellent knowledge in current industry best practice and able to actively contribute to innovation in this field of expertise

  • Good supervising and leadership skills

  • Ensuring project financial and schedule performance.

  • Experience of liaising with Clients and managing projects

  • Chartered Member of a professional body

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. 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.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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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 have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.


At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.