Company: Jacobs
Skills: PR / Corporate Communications
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom


About the opportunity:

At Jacobs, we're transforming intangible ideas into innovative solutions designing the future - today. As a senior level stakeholder engagement and communications specialist, you'll be based in our Glasgow team, you will too. Jacobs has a large portfolio of long-term contracts working on some of the UK and Ireland's most high-profile infrastructure projects and we want to grow our Stakeholder Engagement & Communications team to meet this ever-increasing portfolio of projects. Our team is delivering projects from concept stage through to construction and we are looking for enthusiastic, adaptable staff to join this highly successful team.

The successful person will join a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects both locally and internationally. The Stakeholder Engagement & Communications team (circa 65 no.) sits within our Water and Environment business and you will work as part of a diverse and highly skilled team of specialists and engineers, providing support and advice to a wide range of clients. The main purpose of the role is to support the delivery of comprehensive and innovative communications, public consultation and stakeholder engagement across a range of national infrastructure projects.

The role will include:
  • Stakeholder identification and management - development of stakeholder profiles and the need for analysis, ownership of stakeholder relationships, identification of reputational risk, and creation of mitigation strategies
  • Engagement and consultation including PR and media - development of themes, core messages and materials for key stakeholder groups
  • Stakeholder strategy - development, management and evaluation of strategies and creation of relationships within the project team to embed these
  • Work delivery, including work-winning - lead on regional bid responses, identification and pursuit of work opportunities (following Jacobs' sales processes) and management of resources at a regional level
  • Planning and delivery of events - leadership of safety and wellbeing planning, logistics, and development of materials
  • Consultation, including reporting - senior review of analysis approach and reporting and development of consultation and analysis on strategic consultation.


Qualifications:

  • Proven communication skills; both verbally and written
  • Experience of large-scale infrastructure projects
  • Strong organisational and Office 365 Suite skills
  • Full driving licence
  • Flexibility to travel to meet project demands
  • A degree or equivalent qualification in communications, public relations or similar discipline. A degree in technical disciplines that align with the business such as Engineering, Planning, or Environmental Science, will also be considered
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills with good attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • The ability to work well as part of a team
  • The willingness to embrace and grasp complex subjects quickly
  • Fully comfortable dealing with people, enjoy public interaction and be a good listener

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 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 have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here .

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.