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Jacobs Senior Project Manager (Delivery) in Wokingham, 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:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to join a current Jacobs team delivering a construction project based in Reading.

The successful candidate will gain the privilege of joining and leading a multidisciplinary team on an ever-changing site for one of Jacobs most exciting delivery partners. In the Enterprise Asset Solutions business, we provide construction solutions for the most innovative and high-tech clients the UK has to offer. This opportunity is perfect for any Senior Project Manager looking to develop their current portfolio by managing large projects with complex client and contractor relations and a fast-paced program requiring excellent contract management. Successful applicants should have high-level experience of running large project teams, motivating individuals, resolving conflicts, and always ensuring extremely high safety standards.

Jacobs is home to the brightest thinkers, the best technical experts, and the most exciting visionaries all working in tandem to provide the best solutions to the world’s biggest problems. We seek candidates who not only match these criteria but can put their own individual mark on Our Jacobs and, through innovation and drive, thrive in our industry.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • A degree in project management or relevant subject or NVQ level 6 and above;

  • 10 years managing major projects;

  • A chartered level of qualification is desirable;

  • Membership of a relevant professional body such as the APM or an engineering institution is preferred;

  • Ability to obtain a minimum level of SC clearance UK;

  • UK Driving License and Right to Work in the UK.


  • Superior interpersonal skills are required to enable effective interaction with clients, seniors and peers while working in a “Team” environment;

  • Able to build and maintain effective internal and external working relationships;

  • Must possess good communication skills (oral and written) and be able to exchange information at all levels in a clear and concise manner;

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and quality are required along with a process improvement-oriented mindset;

  • Capable of effective multi-task working, identifying, and managing priorities and working to challenging time scales;

  • Must possess good listening skills enabling requests to be assimilated and converted into action plans;

  • Ability to adapt to project change and use decision making skills to maximize company benefits;

  • Conflict resolution experience and ability to manage disagreements of team members across all disciplines.


  • Experience of major program and project management;

  • Working knowledge of all aspects of project delivery with experience delivering major projects;

  • Experience of managing multidisciplinary teams in a highly regulated environment;

  • In depth experience of administering NEC contracts;

  • Experience and understanding of CDM regulations.

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)

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.