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At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 52,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

Visit jacobs.com and connect with Jacobs on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

UK Field Services has over 50 years' experience working in the construction industry. Our core business is the delivery of projects and programmes in partnership with our clients. We have a wide and diverse pool of experienced resources using proven delivery systems and processes that are benchmarked as best in class.

Role Outline/Responsibilities:

The purpose of this role is to efficiently and effectively manage all manufacturing and sub-contracted manufacturing activities for JFS UK, to provide the required service to all customers within our Lines of Business.

Accountable for ensuring that the workshops are a safe environment to work in and that all procedures are adhered to.

Accountable for ensuring that all manufacturing projects are delivered within budget, to maximize margins.

To implement and administer a planning system that ensures that all work is completed and delivered to the client on time.

Key Relationships

Reports to: Head of Business Operations

Line Management of: Planning and Blue Collar Fabrication Workforce in the Humber workshops

Interfaces: Resource coordinators, HR Advisors, Project Managers, Safety Team, QA Team, Stores Team

Recruitment of Staff: Works with the Resource Coordinators and HR on search, selection and recruitment of all Blue Collar employees


  • In conjunction with the HSE team, develop and monitor safety KPI's and put plans in place to improve performance

  • Work collaboratively with the SHE team to ensure new initiatives are implemented effectively.

  • Lead by example and ensure that all procedures are complied with.


  • Ensure that all workshop jobs are delivered to the agreed cost.

  • Develop and maintain a cost and change management tool to support the effective delivery of all jobs.

  • Accountable for workshop and facility budgets within the agreed limits

  • Responsible for timely invoicing of Workshop activities


  • Liaise with LOB Directors and PM's to plan 6 month lookahead for the Workshops

  • Develop and implement a robust planning tool to enable on time delivery of all jobs.

  • Develop and implement a workshops resource planning tool to manage effectively deliver the agreed plan.


  • Liaise with QA to ensure that all procedures and policies implemented in the Workshops support a high quality and cost effective output.

  • Accountable to ensure that the client is delighted with the service provided by the Workshops.

    Capability and Capacity

  • Develop and maintain a manufacturing strategy that supports the LOB's and enhances any project proposals. This should include a sub contract strategy where applicable, and a facilities plan which allows for growth.

  • Develop a set of KPI's for the Workshop which enables JFS to both demonstrate and improve performance.

  • Develop and implement workshop reporting.Qualifications & Experience:

    Essential: In addition to the above the successful candidate must be

  • an experienced Operations Manager with a track record in delivering great customer service.

  • Be able to demonstrate experience in managing budgets and providing monthly forecasts

  • Understanding and experience in resource planning

    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; www.jacobs.com

    Equal Opportunities

    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.
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