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Jacobs Senior Architect in Manchester, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

As Cities & Places, we can create thriving places across different scales: from regions to cities, neighbourhoods to individual buildings, by offering an integrated design approach. We have a tremendous opportunity in front of us to build upon strength to develop an interdisciplinary planning, design and delivery practice that is uniquely Jacobs, that sets the direction for the industry, and is home to the very best and brightest design thinkers, disruptors, technical experts, visionaries and storytellers.

Our business unit brings together engineers, architects, surveyors, urban designers, project managers and transport planners to provide collaborative and coordinated value design solutions for our clients both nationally and internationally.

Role Outline/Responsibilities:

A key enabler behind our growth and work winning strategy is the development of the Architecture team in the UK. To support this strategic objective Cities and Places are recruiting a number of engineering and architectural professionals to work within our design teams in the UK and be an integral part of delivering high-value solutions to our clients.

We are looking for a Senior Architect to join our business unit in the Cities & Places UK Architecture team. Based in the Manchester office, but with work across the UK and Europe, you will work alongside our Architects within a multi-disciplinary design team set-up, delivering design solutions across multiple sectors from Public sector, Defence, Transportation, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing and Mixed-Use development. You will be required to lead design teams and to manage the Architectural delivery on a range of projects

We deliver projects across all stages of the building design and construction process from initial strategic briefing, where client objectives and feasibility studies conducted; through to development of conceptual and technical proposals, to construction phase delivery.

You will need strong design skills and will work in collaboration with other project team members in preparing, reviewing, and refining design proposals using various media. This includes traditional methods such as hand-sketching to develop design concepts and detailed design solutions, through to project delivery using BIM (Building Information Modelling). You will be fully conversant in using Revit and be able to coordinate Multi-D design solutions with other design disciplines including Structural, Civils, Drainage, Mechanical, Electrical and Pipework building services.

Key requirements for this role are communication skills with a collaborative working pro-active mindset. Regular check-in meetings to review progress, design decisions, and openly air any blockers with the UK project team will be essential and form part of your day to day work ethic. You will need to be able to work independently and take responsibility for decision-making on projects. Strong design coordination skills with the ability to work and assume a leadership role within Multi-Disciplinary design teams is also a key responsibility for this role.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Qualified Architect in the UK with professional registration (Part III UK Architect equivalent)

  • Professional experience in delivering design and construction projects

  • Degree in Architecture and/or Urban Design

  • MA or MSc higher education qualification to RIBA Part 3

  • Knowledge of BIM based delivery including Autodesk Revit

  • Strong Design Drawing and written communication skills

  • Advanced English language skills

  • Ability to lead Architectural teams on large Multi-Disciplinary design projects

  • Experience of preparing bids and Proposals

  • Strong Inter-disciplinary design coordination

  • Strong problem solving, attention to detail, with a desire to come up with practical solutions

  • Highly self-motivated with ability to work unsupervised

  • Team player able to work effectively within different teams

  • Proactive working mindset with flexible-working approach - able to work on a wide range of design projects


  • Knowledge of multiple design sectors including complex infrastructure projects

  • Ability to travel within the UK and Europe to periodically to support project delivery

  • Knowledge of Revit and software platforms and tools including BIM 360, NBS Specification


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.

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.

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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.