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Project Manager, East Sussex Highways

Employer
Jacobs
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
18 Jan 2022

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Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Jacobs Transportation has an enviable reputation in Highways, Rail and Aviation. The Highways UK infrastructure consultancy sector includes a portfolio of high-profile projects with clients that include National Highways (previously Highways England), Transport Scotland, Welsh Government, national and regional contractors and several significant Local Authorities.

Jacobs are looking for a Project Manager who will lead and manage the provision of technical consultancy services to our East Sussex Highways framework.

About you

As a Project Manager within our Transportation business you will undertake a key role in delivering our client requirements. As an individual we would look to you to show experience in leadership, delivery performance, excellent communication skills combined with being a team player. Experience in multi-disciplinary, major UK Infrastructure delivery is required

You will help to foster a culture of knowledge sharing and continuous improvement, demonstrating adaptability and commitment to supporting others across the team in delivering a high-quality service. Showing leadership of a team of diverse individuals, actively encouraging new ways of thinking to provide an agile delivery environment.

In delivery you should understand your clients requirements and the impacts of the success factors of the project, developing a schedule and delivery plan to ensure success. Provide a proactive risk identification and mitigation environment that allows for innovation and creative agile delivery. With a track record of successfully delivering complex infrastructure projects within budget and on schedule. Delivering a safe working culture within project teams that you are responsible for and to promote safety within all aspects of your work.

As a key leader and member of the project team you should have excellent communication skills, allowing you to maintain relationships with your client, your team and the Jacobs organisation. You will communicate progress, potential issues and risks to inform and proposed mitigation to your client and internally.

You will agree and control budgets for projects, escalation points, key milestones and targets including time, cost, quality and safety to ensure that objectives are achieved in line with programme plans.You will have proven technical management experience relevant to multi-disciplinary highways planning, design and constructability skills.. With a sound understanding of project management principles and application, you will have the ability to:
  • Taking account of the priorities of projects, effectively plan, monitor and control the delivery of projects to clients.
  • Proven ability to engage with, influence, and manage communications at an operational level with the project team and both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure project delivery to the cost, time and quality objectives of the Client and the Jacobs organisation.
  • Report the commercial status of projects in accordance with company methods
  • Understand the factors affecting motivation of project team members
  • Techniques for risk management
  • Ability to operate within various forms of contract
  • Excellent organisation skills and an ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Direct National Highways (previously Highways England) or Local Authority experience


Why Jacobs?

We're invested in you and your success. Our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. By supporting one another and through our culture of caring, we all succeed. The biggest questions spark our curious minds. We clear the way for inventive thinking and exploration, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. We redefine what's possible. There's something that drives everyone - and we want you to keep evolving your career, discover unexpected opportunities and ensure you can deliver on tomorrow.

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. Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% of the Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs.

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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