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Water Design Manager

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Water Design Manager - (BIE00030U) 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 and 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

Jacobs has secured multiple multi-year Frameworks and Projects with leading Clients in the UK, Ireland and across the Globe. Our Water and Environment team is looking for skilled and highly motivated people that are looking to grow their careers in exciting new ways to deliver on these fantastic opportunities in the Water Industry and beyond.

Successful candidates will join our team of nearly 600 water professionals, who work on a range of high-profile projects. They will become part of a World Leading Company with excellent career prospects. You could be delivering project tasks, designs and in a multi-disciplinary, multi-company environment on water and wastewater infrastructure and facilities at various stages in the project life cycle, working within our multi-disciplinary teams to deliver projects within agreed timeframes and budget.

We are looking for experienced Design Managers across various grades to join our Manchester and Warrington Office to reinforce our existing team and further support our frameworks with UK Water Companies.

As a Design Manager, you will;

  • Be responsible for providing a safe working culture within project teams and promote safety
  • Be key in delivering our client’s requirements
  • Deliver complex projects successfully within budget and on schedule
  • Foster a culture of knowledge sharing and continuous improvement
  • Be committed to supporting your team to ensure a high-quality service in delivery
  • Show leadership of your team of diverse individuals, actively encouraging new ways of thinking to provide an agile delivery environment
  • Understand your clients’ requirements and the impact of your projects success factors, then developing a schedule and delivery plan to ensure success
  • Provide a proactive risk identification and mitigation environment that allows for innovation and creative agile delivery

Here's What You'll Need

Here’s What You’ll Need

Successful Candidates Will Have

  • Possess a Masters Degree or similar
  • Have achieved Chartered Status (CEng) with a recognised Professional Institution
  • Enthusiasm to solve problems and enjoy working as part of a large multi-national company
  • Worked in multi-disciplinary teams, co-ordinating and supporting junior Staff
  • A proactive and keenness to take ownership of Client relationships and contribute to the growth of our business
  • Be a great communicator, maintaining relationships with your client, your team and the Jacobs organisation
  • Proven project management experience across a range of projects in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • A good understanding of current health, safety and welfare legislation
  • Excellent knowledge of the technical work undertaken in the Water sector
  • The ability to operate autonomously with authority
  • Proven ability of working under a range of contract forms, in particular NEC3/4
  • Demonstrable knowledge of undertaking earned value analysis on projects
  • Demonstrable knowledge of writing project quality and delivery plans

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.

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 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.

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.


Primary Location: United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Manchester-UK Manchester First StreetOther Locations: United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Warrington-UK Warrington - Birchwood ParkTravel: NoJob Posting: Feb 14, 2024, 3:54:29 PMJob: WaterOrganization: PPSJob Type: ExperiencedJob Classification: Fulltime-RegularWork Locations: UK Manchester First Street 5 First Street Manchester M15 4GUCapabilities: Water Resources

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