Jacobs Urban Design Leader in Melbourne, Australia

Urban Design Leader


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

An opportunity has arisen for an Urban Design Leader to join our Cities Places team based in Melbourne. We are seeking a proven leader in the planning and design of our urban environments who will show initiative and help us achieve our goal of building a successful team to service our clients in the provision of front end Urban Design and Planning. You will be charged with the responsibility of establishing Jacobs’s reputation in urban design projects across our Southern region, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

Working within Built Environment at Jacobs, your responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in the strategic development of Built Environment, whilst also working collaboratively with our Strategic Consulting line of business

  • Strategic growth of Cities Places in the Southern region and ANZ, inclusive of building and developing new business with both internal and external clients.

  • Facilitate the growth of the overall business, in particular related to forward design and planning associated with City building.

  • As part of the wider Cities Places team, develop leading methodology and design tools to ensure successful delivery of design projects.

  • Define review milestones to enable and ensure design direction is implemented throughout selected projects with the Section Leaders

  • Capability to lead and project direct significant Urban Design Projects including Smart City developments

  • Ability to grow and nurture a Landscape Architectural team as part of Cities Places.

  • Commitment to nurture and subsequently deliver sustainable growth in the Urban Design Market with key clients and emerging opportunities.

  • Member of the Cities Places leadership team.

About you

An ability to develop new business within Melbourne and ANZ that builds upon the success achieved in our existing international markets, most notably the United States. This will include

linking with global colleagues and delivering similar services to foster and share success

With a solid track record in similar role, you will hold relevant tertiary qualifications and have gained your experience in an Urban Design related field Strategically focused you will demonstrate positive leadership and communication skills to effectively engage with clients and stakeholders to building lasting relationships, inclusive of growing and mentoring staff. Your commercial drive coupled with a passion for design and planning will ensure your success in this role.

Why Jacobs

At Jacobs we value people. Having the right balance of diversity, career and lifestyle enables us to consistently deliver and exceed clients’ expectations.

Working alongside industry leaders, you will have the opportunity to develop your career working on key projects in an environment which encourages collaboration, knowledge sharing and innovation. To support your professional growth, Jacobs flexible working arrangements, extended leave options and a host of social, health and well-being events and initiatives will underpin our commitment to you. Rethinking how you work, our culture at Jacobs means it’s all about what you do, not where you are, which counts!

It’s a great time to join Jacobs. Achieve more with a global brand. Apply online by clicking on the link below. Please attach both a Resume as well as a Cover Letter.

Please note: 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.


Primary Location Australia-Australia Countrywide-Melbourne

Req ID: SOU0000ZG