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Jacobs Senior River Engineer in Manchester, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

About the opportunity:

Jacobs is the largest consultancy operating in the flood risk management and river engineering sectors in the UK. This is demonstrated through our unrivalled success in major long term client agreements such as the Environment Agency’s NGSA framework – we are sole supplier of design services on 2 of the 6 EA NGSA lots and sub-consultant on a further 2 lots. We are committed to our collaborative client relationships and delivering value with high quality, innovative, sustainable solutions (take a look at our “Flood Modeller” software as an example innovative solution). All this whilst caring for our people and providing the supportive and flexible environment where you can bring your whole self to work and your career can thrive.

We need a range of skills to deliver these fantastic opportunities and are recruiting experienced Engineers who are pursuing a career in the Water and Natural Environment sector. Would you like to join our engaging, multi-disciplinary team to help deliver our extensive flood risk management programme of works?

A career with Jacobs will provide the opportunity to make a positive impact and deliver solutions that bring value to our communities and society as a whole. Our project portfolio spans the full lifecycle from feasibility studies through appraisal and optioneering to detailed design and site support providing a wide range of opportunities to develop your experience and advance your career.

Your role will be to lead the technical delivery of appraisal projects and/or detailed design work packages for flood risk management schemes. This will include tasks such as:

  • Applying your knowledge of Flood Risk Management in the delivery of appraisal and design of flood risk management solutions.

  • Concept to detailed design of a range of flood risk management assets, from Natural Flood Management through to major civil engineering schemes.

  • Bringing together ideas and expertise from multi-disciplinary teams to identify and develop the most sustainable flood risk management schemes possible.

  • Supporting strong ongoing client relationships whilst contributing to a collaborative delivery approach and supporting our clients with stakeholder engagements (public, flood risk management authorities etc.).

  • Contributing to an engaged and supportive team environment with active involvement in mentoring and professional development (of self and others).

  • Work to meet Health and Safety and overall project quality objectives.

  • Helping us win new work and supporting the management of our projects and teams.

  • Contributing your own innovative ideas, challenging the norm, and helping us all deliver better solutions for our clients.

There are also development opportunities to broaden your experience in project management and business development.

We welcome applications from a diverse group of people in recognition of the value this brings, including those who are seeking flexible working, have accessibility needs, want to bring their whole selves to work, and can further enrich our workforce with cultural diversity.

The position is within the Manchester team, however there is flexibility around your working location and we welcome applications from across the UK. You will working with experienced teams across the UK as well as our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teams in Poland and India. We actively encourage agile careers with the opportunity to expand your knowledge and experience through exposure to other teams and business units as well as opportunities to move around the wider business throughout your career.

We understand that pursuing a new opportunity is a big move so why not contact us (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) to start a discussion and find out more about what Jacobs has to offer?

Here’s What You’ll Need:

We are looking for enthusiastic problem solvers who enjoy working as part of a large multi-disciplinary team. You’ll have experience in the development and leadership of appraisal and/or design of structural and non-structural solutions for flood risk management or other applications.

You will need a BEng / MEng in Civil Engineering and be looking to attain chartership (ICE, CIWEM or equivalent), or already be chartered.

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.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com/uk 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 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.