Company: Jacobs
Skills: Civil Construction, Construction Manager
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: London, England, United Kingdom

About the opportunity:

Our Water & Environment business addresses environmental and sustainability challenges and engages with communities to understand what really matters. We shape some of the very largest and most challenging landmark projects across industries and sectors, leading with the environment, and making social and natural capital central to how we solve our clients' challenges. We are helping to create the sustainable and resilient cities and communities of the future, making attractive places for all to live and work.

Our Consenting team specialises in major infrastructure in the UK and Europe, providing technical expertise in all areas of environmental assessment. Our team has been key to successful delivery of many the UK's most complex and demanding projects, for clients such as HS2, Highways England, Network Rail, the Environment Agency and many more. We are at the forefront of developing best practice and pragmatic approaches to DCO deliverables on many of the UK's most high-profile and complex Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs), and have extensive capability in EIA, SEA, IIA and Sustainability Appraisals across the full project cycle.

We are looking for Senior Associate Director/Directors with a proven track record in leadership roles for major infrastructure projects to join our team leading some of the largest, most complex and exciting projects in the UK. You will have a key role in major project delivery, working closely with our clients and leading our consents and environmental assessment workstreams. Your experience will enable you to identify and manage risks to project delivery and maximise opportunities for efficiencies, promote innovation, provide mentorship and support technical development of our staff. You will bring strong professional relationships, provide thought leadership, support profile raising activities, and manage and develop positive relationships with our clients.


  • Expert understanding and experience of environmental legislation, the EIA process, assessment methodologies, and best practice approaches for EIAs and ESs.
  • Experience and capability in Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) and the Development Consent Order (DCO) process.
  • Ability to manage the environmental workstreams for Public Inquiry or Examination, and/or act as an Expert Witness.
  • Experience in leading multi-disciplinary environmental teams and providing liaison and integration across project elements.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability and experience in engaging with internal and external stakeholders, including public and statutory consultees
  • Strong leadership, project management and governance experience, with demonstrable commitment to health, safety and security and inclusivity, the integration of project legacy into decision making, and champion of innovative thinking to improve project and legacy outcomes.

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.

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.

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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.