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Jacobs Senior Highway Engineer in Manchester, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

Thriving communities. Healthy cities. A brighter future. We work every day to make the world better. Jacobs will invest in you, your success, and the global community.

Jacobs has an enviable reputation in the UK Transportation consultancy sector due to our market leading portfolio of high profile major projects with international, national and local clients that include: National Highways (formerly Highways England), Transport Scotland, Network Rail, the Welsh Government and National Contractors. We work for many of the councils and transport authorities running the UK’s largest cities including London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin, Leeds, Manchester and have long standing client relationships and ambitious growth plans.

As we prepare for a more automated, digital and decarbonised future, we will provide the training and transferable skills to take your knowledge to different markets.

Specific Opportunity

We are looking for experienced highways design engineers to join our team in Manchester and Warrington. You will support with both the continued growth of our talent and capability and the delivery of our long term pipeline of infrastructure design work.

You will be an inclusive leader and will help take our business forward by being open and engaged with our Delivery 4.0 agenda to help transform and improve the way we deliver value to Clients. D4.O is about having a customer focused culture which adopts agile, collaborative and lean ways of working and looks for ways to be data driven and automated, where beneficial.


You will be responsible for project delivery and undertake the role of technical lead on a range of highway and transportation related projects:

• Reporting to the Project Manager, you will lead and mentor a small team of engineers, technicians and apprentices within own discipline working on a variety of projects.

• As a line manager for a small number of staff you will assist with the technical development of more junior staff.

• You will be responsible for the preparation.

• of feasibility studies, technical reports, detailed designs and production of contract documents across a variety of projects.

• Use your knowledge and skills in working together with the team and other disciplines in providing an integrated service to clients.

• Help seek innovative solutions in achieving best value in delivering our services.

• Help development of the team through the delivery of projects and commissions, providing technical and administrative support and leadership where required.

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.

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

• A degree in Civil Engineering or other related degree.

• Technical design experience gained in the transporation sector (Highways, Rail or Aviation).

• A focus on professional development

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.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. 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.