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Jacobs Program Director - Major Programs in Perth, Australia

Your Impact:

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.

At Jacobs, we don’t settle – we’re always looking beyond to raise the bar and deliver with excellence. We apply our expertise and knowledge as we look into the future with great optimism and focus. We work together and give our best to make a difference in our world.

Do you enjoy the challenge of leading and managing diverse technical teams and programs in a large infrastructure environment and providing clients with industry-leading innovative, connected, and sustainable solutions? At Jacobs - we do as well! #LI-LM1234 #ANZPPDS

A key role has emerged in our Program and Project Delivery Services team. We are seeking a Program Director who will work on several key Programs and opportunities in the ANZ region. Your knowledge will guide impactful programs and projects with a high degree of technical complexity from concept stage through detailed design, construction, operational readiness, and asset management services.

You’ll lead multidisciplinary teams, subcontractors, and consultants to complete tasks within established schedules and budgets and advance our business development strategies. You’ll be empowered to deliver the boldest solutions for our large infrastructure clients. Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can continue to evolve, grow, and succeed.

As Program Director, you will be responsible for:

  • Strategic Program Leadership: Lead the strategic planning and delivery of a major program, and ensure alignment with Jacobs' business, health and safety, project, and quality management processes.

  • Strategic Business Planning: Contribute to business and sales planning activities, assist with growth opportunities and innovation, and ensure successful delivery of assigned projects and programs within financial and quality expectations.

  • Client Engagement: Collaborate closely with clients to understand their vision, providing innovative solutions that optimise the uptake of Jacobs' offerings.

  • Compliance and Safety: Maintain accountability for program compliance with Jacobs' standards and policies, ensuring the safety and compliance of the entire project team.

  • Stakeholder Management: Build and nurture strong relationships with both Jacobs and client stakeholders at all levels, proactively addressing risks, challenges, and guiding through complex issues.

  • Solution Integration: Leverage your expertise to identify opportunities for integrating Jacobs' solutions, including strategic planning, Program Management Office, digital transformation, sustainability & decarbonization, engineering, social value & strategic advisory.

  • Leadership Excellence: Provide strong leadership, mentorship, and guidance to project teams, fostering a culture of caring, health, and safety. Assume key roles in major projects and actively support growth initiatives.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Proven experience in program pursuit and delivery leadership, particularly in major infrastructure projects. Aviation Cities and Places, Power, Rail, or Water experience will be highly regarded.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build and maintain trusted relationships with clients and internal stakeholders.

  • In-depth knowledge of Jacobs' solutions and the ability to identify and implement opportunities for their application. '

  • Demonstrated commitment to health, safety, and quality standards within the project environment.

At Jacobs, we support your personal life and career journeys. 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. With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we’ve gone beyond traditional ways of working to help you uncover a working arrangement that delivers the flexibility, tools, and space to maximise your potential.


Please contact the team if you require support or reasonable adjustments regarding our recruitment process (for example, you need the application form in a different format). Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people from marginalised or underrepresented backgrounds are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every qualification.

At Jacobs, we’re dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align with every requirement in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be the right candidate for this or other roles.

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.

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