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Jacobs Principal Engineer / Associate Director - Flood Risk Solutions in Peterborough, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

We are looking for a senior engineer / project manager who wants to expand their role into operation and team management. The split on project delivery and team management will be variable depending on candidate aspirations.

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

You will join our Water and Catchment Management (WCM) team and will play a major role in supporting our vast client base through managing or delivering flood risk management projects within our extensive portfolio. You will apply your technical knowledge (project management or river engineering) in supervising, coordinating, and supporting junior staff.

As a Team Lead you will have an important leadership role in WCM. You will be accountable for the overall operational management and performance leadership of our dynamic, multi-disciplinary team in Peterborough. This will include:

  • The health and safety of your team

  • Strategic direction and growth of the team

  • Team structure and organisation

  • The pastoral care and development of talent in the team

  • Input into the strategic decisions that affect the national team and support the overarching initiatives and requirements of the Water, Energy and Environment Leadership Team.

This varied role will ensure that no two days are ever the same! You will have the opportunity to manage, support and drive delivery of interesting and innovative projects and collaborate with experts in the area of river engineering alongside the leadership of a dynamic team.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Degree relevant to the water environment

  • Chartered or Incorporated through a relevant Professional Institution

  • Understanding of the technical work undertaken in the flood risk management sector

  • Able to operate autonomously, developing and building relationships

  • People and resources management skills

  • Knowledge of working private and public sector clients

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

  • Able to identify client requirements and scope wider business opportunities

  • Understanding of the NEC contract form

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)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)

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