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Jacobs Structural Engineer 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 a Structural Engineer to join our busy and exciting Manchester Studio, who are currently working on some extremely diverse and challenging projects. Some of our exciting key clients include the DFE, DIO, Network Rail, Manchester Airport and Advanced Technology Facilities including pharmaceutical laboratories, giga factories and microchip facilities.

The Structural Engineer will play a role in providing design leadership and discipline integration of projects delivered by our Cities & Places business unit. Using technical experience and excellent people skills, the Structural Engineer will manage projects and guide / mentor less experienced structural engineers to produce designs and associated deliverables for projects. The role will provide a client facing role for projects and ensure that Jacobs maintains the highest technical standards, levels of service and quality.

As a member of the regional multi-disciplinary design team, a Structural Engineer plays a crucial role in the delivery of technical solutions, balancing commercial, technical, and mentoring responsibilities. You will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality technically excellent solutions and the seamless sharing of information with other discipline teams, as well as representing Jacobs in liaising with clients, architects and other design team members.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • A Chartered Engineer, or working towards Chartership, of a relevant professional body

  • Relevant knowledge and experience in the design and specification of building structures to relevant standards and regulations

  • Ability to undertake structural inspections and report on material and construction defects

  • Experience and understanding of multi-disciplinary design processes

  • Ability to lead a mentor team of less experienced engineers within a project

  • Ability to liaise directly with clients, architects and other design team members

  • Understanding of Information Management and Digital Delivery with the ability to work and deliver solutions within the 3D environment.

  • Ability to aid the commercial success of projects, including delivery within budgeted hours and effective change control management

  • Ability to develop designs to eliminate health and safety risks within the design

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) .

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