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Jacobs Senior Economist - Water Advisory in Melbourne, Australia

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:

Thriving communities. Healthy cities. A brighter future. What we do is more than a job, we work every day to make the world better for all. In our strategic advisory work, we’re empowering our clients to deliver smarter, more sustainable, and more affordable water solutions for tomorrow. From optimising performance to developing robust strategic programs, from planning Australia’s next suburban smart town to protecting vulnerable countries against rising oceans – we’re committed to aiming higher in all that we do, because what we do counts.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Jacobs water advisory practice spans metropolitan urban, regional urban, rural and irrigation sectors, including water supply, treatment, and urban stormwater. We collaborate with water businesses throughout the development of business cases, strategy development, options appraisal and selection, funding and approvals and monitoring and evaluation. Our global network of expertise is overlaid by our understanding and appreciation of the urban water, rural water, flooding and drainage and environmental water.

Utilise your advisory consulting skills to support large-scale project delivery, creation of proposals, collaborating with key clients, members of the Water Advisory Team and the broader ANZ business. You’ll have the following:

  • Experience or interest collaborating with Water Authorities and State Governments.

  • Proven understanding in one of the following: advisory, policy, consulting, or economics.

  • Ability to support the development and delivery of projects focusing on service needs assessments, informing investment and policy priorities, demand assessments, options appraisals, funding submissions, development of key performance indicators and reviewing policy/programs. 

  • Interest in supporting growth strategies that will advance our water, environmental and advisory capability and brand offering across ANZ.

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in a related discipline.

*Jacobs. A world where you can.   *

From our inclusive employee networks, to our positive mental health champions – we’re committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. Joining Jacobs not only connects you locally but globally - and together, our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. We collaborate and share! By supporting one another, we all succeed.   

With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we’ve gone beyond traditional ways of working so you have the support, means and space to maximise your potential. You’ll uncover flexible working arrangements, benefits, and opportunities to do good too – from participating in our global giving and volunteering program, to exploring new and inventive ways to help our clients make the world a better place. No matter what drives you, you’ll discover how you can cultivate, nurture, and achieve your goals – all at a single global company.   

Please note: Successful candidates will be asked to complete pre-employment checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to complete these checks or meet the associated criteria, then your offer of employment may be delayed or withdrawn. If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs. #LI-SM3 #APACCITIES

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.