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Job description

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow.

Our People & Places Solutions business - reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do - the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology - we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

About the opportunity

Our Water and Environment Business Unit provides a focus for advising our clients on River Engineering and Flood Risk Management solutions including flood defence structures, weirs, gates, sluices, flood storage reservoirs, natural flood management, habitat creation, hydrometric gauging facilities and fish passes. Our integrated Water Environment team comprises in excess of 400 staff based in the UK and Europe, but with reach into the Middle East, Australasia and America.

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for a river engineer experienced in the development of outline and detailed designs for flood risk solutions based in our Bristol office.

The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Primary Job Responsibilities

You will be leading the design of projects for the Environment Agency (both regionally and nationally), local authorities, and other public and private clients including Water Companies, Network Rail, and Major Airports. You will also work with other disciplines within the group to deliver projects for major infrastructure clients. Responsibilities include:

  • Design team leadership including coordinating outline and detailed design of flood risk management and river engineering solutions

  • Design of

    • Earthwork embankments and conveyance channels
    • Reinforced concrete structures and foundations
    • Steelwork structures including piling
    • Flow control structures
    • Flood gates and demountable defences
    • Surface water drainage
    • Natural Flood Management solutions

  • Technical specifications

  • Hydraulic and structural calculations

  • Designers Health & Safety and Public Safety Risk Assessments

  • Management of drawing production

  • Liaising with clients, stakeholders, hydraulic modellers, architects and other design team members

  • Technical and business case reporting

  • Budget, programme and contract management

  • Tender development and assessment

About you

You have a proven track record of delivering large and complicated projects in the field of River Engineering. A proactive leader you have experience of managing teams to drive high levels of performance in a complicated environment. You take ownership of your teams performance and encourage others to excel.

A technical leader you deliver complicated work, train and develop more junior staff and take responsibility for review and assurance of others' deliverables. You are commercially astute with a strong understanding of services in the Water Environment business and are able to drive growth through commercially viable innovation, growing sales and excellent delivery. Here's What You'll Need:

  • Undergraduate degree (2:1 or above) in Civil Engineering

  • Chartered with ICE or CIWEM

  • An inclusive manager who works effectively as part of a diverse team

  • Experience of staff management and development

  • Excellent literacy, communication, analytical and numeracy skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

  • Experience of liaising with clients and managing projects

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.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.co.uk 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 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.

Job Sector
Job Position
Infrastructure Engineer
Postal Code
Temple Quay, 1 Friary, Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6EA, UK Show on map
Post date
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