Jacobs Talent Acquisition Lead - Southern in Melbourne, Australia

Talent Acquisition Lead - Southern


Jacobs is a global provider of technical, professional and scientific services including engineering, architecture, construction, operations and project management. Our portfolio spans industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

About the opportunity

Our Asia Pacific business is experiencing a period of sustained growth with a number of high profile projects being delivered across the APACME region and we have a strong pipeline of technically challenging work in hand. We are keen to find a Recruitment Lead with both strategic and operational experience, to partner with our Southern Executive team and continue building a high level of service, as we grow across a number of sectors in VIC/TAS.TA operates as an APACME team and whilst your focus will be on the VIC/TAS business, you can expect to remotely support and deliver the following types of roles across the broader region:

  • Transport Infrastructure; Road, Rail, Aviation and Ports

  • Built Environment; Architecture and Building Services specialising in Hospitals, Education and/or Defence sectors

  • Water and Environment; EIS, Planning, Cultural Heritage, Contaminated Land and a range of specialty disciplines

  • Energy and Information; Generation, Distribution, Renewables and Studies

About you

The TA Lead will be responsible for all contractor and staff resourcing, working across all levels within the business. You should be experienced working with Exec leadership to understand business growth strategies and provide input from a resourcing perspective and then develop and implement strategies to attract and engage talented people to support the business. This is a hands on role.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing project resourcing strategies to meet workforce plan

  • Ability to identify and engage professionals at all levels and from a range of disciplines

  • Proven success applying proactive recruiting strategies using non- traditional recruiting methods

  • Experience developing and maintaining talent pipelines across disciplines to meet ongoing project manpower needs for the life of project

  • A demonstrated commitment to making safety a personal value and taking responsibility for ensuring no one is injured on or off the job

We will consider candidates with several years experience ready to move into a more senior role, or recruiters already operating at that senior level. You will have autonomy and the ability to develop, implement and deliver sourcing strategies to meet the needs of your business in your own way. You will be part of a regional Buildings Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities Talent Acquisition Team with TA Leads in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and India regions. It's an opportunity to make a region your own and be a part of a new team structure following a recent acquisition.

Why Jacobs

At Jacobs we value people. Having the right balance of diversity, career and lifestyle, enables us to consistently deliver and exceed client expectations.Our Talent Acquisition and Project Teams value openness, communication, consultation and hard work, you will be supported and have the resources of a great team behind you, but the autonomy to apply your experience in your own way.

We can guarantee a challenge!

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Please note: CV’s from recruitment agencies will not be accepted, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.


Primary Location Australia-Australia Countrywide-Melbourne

Req ID: HUM0000E0