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Jacobs Senior/Principal Civil Engineer - Rivers in Peterborough, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

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

We are looking for a Senior/Principal Civil Engineer with experience in the development of outline and detailed designs of flood risk management and river engineering solutions to join our Water and Catchment Management team in Peterborough. The successful candidate will also assist in producing and leading FCERM appraisals.

You will play an important role in delivery of outline, planning, tender and detailed design projects for our diverse range of clients including the Environment Agency, Lead Local Flood Authorities and other public and private clients including Water and Sewerage Companies, Highways England, Network Rail, HS2 and Major Airports. This will include tasks such as:

  • Coordinating multi-disciplinary teams to produce outline and detailed design for flood risk management solutions.

  • Lead and develop FCERM appraisals.

  • Concept to detailed design of a range of flood risk management assets, from Natural Flood Management through to major civil engineering schemes.

  • Support design management of

  • Earthwork embankments and conveyance channels

  • Reinforced concrete structures and foundations

  • Steelwork structures including piling

  • Flow control structures

  • Flood gates and demountable defences

  • Surface water drainage

  • Natural Flood Management solutions

  • Supporting strong ongoing client relationships whilst contributing to a collaborative delivery approach

  • Contributing to an engaged and supportive team environment with active involvement in mentoring and professional development (of self and others).

  • Work to meet Health and Safety and overall project quality objectives.

  • Helping us win new work and supporting the management of our projects and teams.

You will have the opportunity to manage, support and drive delivery of interesting and innovative projects and collaborate with experts in other fields. A career with Jacobs will provide the opportunity to make a positive impact and deliver solutions that bring value to our communities and society as a whole.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • BEng / MEng Civil Engineering

  • Chartered or close to achieving chartership with ICE or CIWEM (or with relevant institution).

  • Experience in the development of outline and detailed design solutions for flood risk management schemes

  • Experience of Safety in Design and Designers responsibilities under CDM

  • Experience of coordinating and leading multi-disciplinary teams in the development of design solutions

  • Interest in or experience of staff management and development

  • Understanding of FCERM appraisal guidance is beneficial

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

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