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Jacobs Head of Construction – Non-Nuclear Engineering Partnership (NNEP) Framework in Reading, 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, 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

To lead and grow the construction capability within the NNEP Framework Partnership, responsible and accountable for construction management contracts across the client tasking.

Develop, lead and manage a Construction Management team to undertake all planned and future construction management tasking.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Increase delivery capability by internal training and external targeted recruitment campaigns.

  • Use the Demand Plan to determine Construction Management resource requirements and supporting the development of construction delivery processes and procedures.

  • Accountable for the approval of all construction related process and procedures for NNEP and drive consistency in delivery across projects and integrated employees.

  • Embed a culture of reach back and support for all Construction Management employees.

  • Set out a resource plan and forecast to successfully deliver construction tasking to time and cost.

  • Develop sufficient capacity in the team to support tendering and adhoc support to deal with emerging issues and client queries.

  • Development of objectives / targets against a timeline to meet business plans and strategic targets.

  • Point of reach back for NNEP on any construction related queries both HSE and in delivery.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Senior Construction Management background in delivery of multi-disciplined projects.

  • Experience of craft management on site.

  • Experience of working on MoD sites and defence projects.

  • Understanding of quality assurance in delivery to meet enhanced Nuclear and Defence requirements.

  • Detailed understanding of CDM and construction Health & Safety.

  • Excellent planning and organisation skills. And Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience of delivering under NEC contracts and role of construction manager and experience and understanding of project planning.

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)

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