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Jacobs Innovation/Technology Lead in United Kingdom Countrywide, United Kingdom

Innovation/Technology Lead


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.

Our People & Places Solutions business - reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomises the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society. 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.

About the opportunity:

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for an Innovation/Technology Lead to join our established and thriving water team in the South East. They will support a range of projects for our water utility clients and will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects.

The role of the Innovation Lead is to lead, develop and apply innovation for our clients across the water business. Responsibilities will include;


Promoting a culture of innovation.


Supporting the integration, application and adoption of new innovations.


Supporting the development and delivery of innovation strategy, processes and tools


Implementing activities related to generation and sharing of innovation


Promoting, and providing guidance on, the tools and techniques to facilitate effective innovation activities


Developing strong relationships and working collaboratively at all levels across internal and external stakeholders.


Maintaining and improving the competitive position of the company and our clients through the application of technology and innovation.


Here’s What You’ll Need:


Experience working with water utilities and in-depth understanding of the business.


Excellent communication skills and ability to inspire and enthuse others with a clear vision.


Experience of delivering change within complex organisations.


Excellent stakeholder management, with the ability to win strong support for ideas.


Passionate about technology and innovations, driven by technical & commercial disruptive challenges.

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. 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.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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As a Disability Confident employer, we will interviewall disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. Wewelcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and fromthose who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

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Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

Job Environmental Science

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-London-UK London - Cottons Lane

Other Locations United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Wokingham-UK Reading Winnersh

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: PPS0000S7