Programme Manager

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
GBP 60,000 - 80,000
Job description

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

As a Programme Manager within the team, you will lead complex projects and programmes as a client facing lead. You will be experienced in and responsible for leading multi-disciplinary project teams, drawn from across the Jacobs business to execute and deliver solutions for clients. You will be comfortable providing strategic advice to senior leadership within client organisations as a trusted advisor; this could include managing design teams, acting as part of an integrated client team, providing strategic advice, managing specific packages or projects or overall programmes of work.

As a member of our Major Programmes team, you will be part of our team developing prospects, acting as a lead on sales activity to deliver sustainable growth and supporting strategic positioning for specific opportunities. This involves working closely with our project teams to identify how best we can support our clients, building our Major Programmes market position and winning profitable work. This includes across Europe and contributing to globally opportunities as required.

You will provide appropriate guidance and mentorship to help develop less experienced team members and be an active member of our communities of practice, providing thought leadership and enhancing our reach and role in the wider industry.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Leader and decision maker with the ability to delegate, motivate and empower individuals and teams
  • Experienced in working within teams within fast-paced environment and producing high quality technical reports
  • Strong attention to detail and an ability to establish and meet deadlines/budgets, organisational, management, analytical and research skills with the ability to manage multiple projects at any one time
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to critically analyse different sources of information and draw conclusions of cross-cutting themes
  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills to lead meetings and build relationships across operational and sales teams
  • Exceptional listening, communication, influencing and presentation skills.
  • Must be able to work well with people at all levels from C-Suite to external teams
  • Recognised Qualification such as Chartered Civil Engineer, Chartered Project Professional (or other relevant professional qualification) or be working towards one
  • Experience of industry project and programme management standards such as; MSP and PRINCE2, Management of Risk

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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