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Principal/Associate Director Civil Engineer - Water

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Closing date
Oct 3, 2023
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 a long term framework contract with Northumbrian Water in the northeast of England and we are seeking skilled people to join our growing water team and deliver on the fantastic opportunities this presents.

These are exciting times to be involved in the water sector with major high-profile programmes of work to be delivered across the water and wastewater asset base in the years ahead . The water industry is facing some of the greatest challenges since privatisation and your role with Jacobs will help deliver enhanced customer and environmental outcomes and wider socio-economic benefits.

Our water and wastewater projects have sustainability at their core and are outcome-driven to protect the environment, reduce flood risk, improve water supplies and add value to our local communities.

We are seeking engineers with a Civil Engineering background who are looking to grow their careers in exciting new ways. Working as part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team your role will be key in helping our client to deliver innovative and efficient solutions to achieve best customer value and meet their environmental challenges.

Specifically we have current opportunities to join our growing team in the north east of England, with vacancies at all levels in our Newcastle and Stockton offices. You will have the opportunity to work on technically interesting projects both regionally and nationally which also provides excellent opportunities for personal and professional development at all stages in your career. Successful candidates will join a global team of water professionals, working on a range of high-profile projects and become a part of a world leading company with excellent career prospects.

Jacobs recognises everyone has different priorities and a mixture of flexible / remote working practices are our defacto way of working. We welcome individual discussion about your needs whether its part-time working or how we can help you transition back from a career break.
Here's What You'll Need:

You will ideally have mechanical engineering experience gained across a range of projects in a multi-disciplinary environment in the water sector. With a sound understanding of civil engineering principles and application, you will have:
  • A degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering and a Chartered Engineer
  • Up to date knowledge of current civil standards and specifications
  • Good understanding of the CDM requirements
  • Good understanding of the technical work undertaken in the water sector with experience in one or more of the following areas: Water and/or wastewater networks; Water and/or wastewater treatment works; Bioresources; Hydraulics; Mass water conveyance
  • Experience in design management and coordination
  • Good motivation, influencing and people management skills so that you can lead a team and provide support for developing engineers whilst continuing to develop your own career.

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.




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