Jacobs Performance and Operational Excellence Consultant in York, United Kingdom
Jacobs has exciting opportunities for strategic and analytically minded individuals to join a growing, connected and fun team. We welcome new members from all corners of the community with a focus on finding those who truly Challenge Today and drive us to Reinvent Tomorrow.
As Performance & Operational Excellence Consultant you will enjoy success in delivery with a proactive approach to identifying opportunities for improvement. An interest in best practice ways of working and the ability to impress these on others is critical. You must be comfortable working in diverse and potentially challenging team environments where you will often be expected to facilitate collaboration and pursuit of performance improvement. We support from technical delivery through to senior management suites and you will need to be comfortable engaging with a range of stakeholders. We drive a digital by default approach; technical capability in data management and analytics is beneficial.
At Jacobs we operate a hybrid working model, and the role can be based at any one of our Jacobs UK office in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Leeds or York, combined with working from home.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
• A strategic, yet delivery-oriented mindset
• Demonstratable ability to facilitate reliable delivery, process improvement and high performing teams
• Experience in Agile and Scrum philosophy, methodologies and ways of working
• Exposure to new product or solutions development incubators and/or accelerators
• Digital mindset and acumen in addition to exposure to digital analytics tools such as PowerBI
• Experience in operating in a programme and/or project environment with multiple stakeholders and of operating in cross-business teams
• Experience in stakeholder engagement with strong presentation and communication skills
• Analytical thinking ability and problem-solving skills
• A mindset to constructively challenge the accepted norms and always seek a better way
• Client and end-customer focus
• Motivated and enthusiastic with a personal drive for high quality work, continuous improvement and the direct application of lessons learnt
Ideally, here’s what you’ll also have:
• Previous exposure to consultancy environment
Performance & Operational Excellence is a diverse and capable group of management orientated consultants from a range of professional backgrounds. We have a focus on adopting best practice ways of working and driving continuous improvement wherever we work. We often support other lines of business, typically as part of larger project teams. Our work direct to clients continues to grow and we often work alongside our Strategic Consulting colleagues and external partners as blended, agile teams.
The breadth of opportunities suits those who have the curiosity to experience new environments and capability to quickly adapt. The deliberate agile construct of Strategic Consulting gives you the opportunity to exercise your wider capabilities and areas of interest. Our wider consultancy capabilities include asset management advisory, transactions and commercial advisory, business case & economics, transformation management, organisational design and data analytics.
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.
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.
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.
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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