Project Manager ??? Water Environment

Jacobs UK Ltd
09 Oct 2019
06 Nov 2019
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Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, and construction - and program - management. Our 55,000+ employees in 400+ locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country's most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.

That's because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company.

Ranked No. 1 by Fortune's 2019 World's Most Admired Companies???

Our Environment, Maritime and Resilience business provides a focus for advising our clients on sustainability issues including renewable energy, low carbon economies, impacts of climate change and waste and resource management. Our environmental capabilities comprise of in excess of 1000 staff based predominantly in the UK, but with reach into the Middle East and in India.

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking to appoint a proven Project Manager. The successful individual will support a range of projects for clients in major public and private sector organisations and will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.


You will be managing projects for the Environment Agency, local authorities and water companies and you will also work with other disciplines within the group to deliver projects for key framework clients. Your responsibilities will include;

• Project management on a variety of water environment and engineering programmes and projects, taking responsibility for the safe delivery of our projects to meet programme and budget requirements, whilst maintaining high quality standards.

• Contract administration, including invoicing, forecasting, schedule management, QA documentation.

• Ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of your project team

• Planning and scheduling work

• Identifying and managing risk and change

• Reporting on performance

• Chairing internal and client project meetings

• Management and development of less experienced colleagues in the team

• Identify and pursue new business opportunities within existing contracts and support sales opportunities across the wider business.



• High quality degree relevant to the water environment

• Proven project management ability in environmental/water projects

• Chartered or Incorporated through a relevant Professional Institution

• Good understanding of the technical work undertaken in the water environment sector

• Proven ability of project managing a variety of project types and sizes across a range of sectors

• Able to operate autonomously, with authority, skilled in developing and building relationships

• Demonstrable knowledge of working private and public sector clients

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Able to identify client requirements and scope wider business opportunities

• Ability to use Microsoft Project to write and manage project schedules

• Proven ability of working under a range of contract forms, in particular NEC

• Demonstrable knowledge of undertaking earned value analysis on projects

• Demonstrable knowledge of writing project quality and delivery plans


• APM Project Management Qualification or PRINCE2 Practitioner

• Ability to use Primavera to write and manage project schedules

• Proven ability of leading and winning new tender opportunities

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go 'BeyondZero' by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours' contracts.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website.

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.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all