Jul 13, 2018

Senior Design Manager - Water & Wastewater

  • Jacobs Group Australia
  • Melbourne VIC, Australia
Full time Engineering


Jacobs is a global provider of technical, professional and scientific services including engineering, architecture, construction, operations and project management.  Our portfolio spans industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

About the opportunity

Jacobs Victoria is renowned for the excellence of our technical consulting and project delivery expertise in the water industry. With a wealth of projects in the pipeline, we are seeking to recruit a Senior Design Manager to join our talented and respected Water and Wastewater team. 
This is a unique opportunity within a design team dedicated to servicing a single client. Located in their office you will be working daily with your client to collaboratively deliver great outcomes.
Key work areas of the role will include:

  • Coordinating a range of disciplines to deliver the investigations, design and project approvals for medium to large water and wastewater infrastructure projects from planning phases through to construction support.
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships across the different Jacobs teams who support the water and wastewater team in project delivery.
  • Encouraging and supporting your teams to implement lessons learned from previous projects and identify new opportunities for efficiency and improvement on current projects.
  • Collaborate with the client Project Manager and broader team (from planning through to operations) to develop solutions that the client needs and that manage their risk whilst efficiently delivering reliable water supply and sanitation services to their customers.
  • Fostering and maintaining strong client relationships.
  • Liaison with external stakeholders to ensure project delays due to third party approvals are mitigated.
  • Implementing robust quality and project management processes to ensure the on time and on budget delivery of high-quality designs.
  • Supporting graduates and mid-level Designers and Design Managers to develop skills in their chosen career path.

For the right candidate, there is the opportunity to take on a broader design management leadership role within the team.  This could include leadership of a program of works within the design team and working with the contract leadership team to develop and implement the program delivery strategy.

About you 

Successful candidates will:

  • Have experience in multi-discipline project delivery in the water/wastewater industry coupled with an appropriate tertiary qualification preferably Civil, Environmental or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Be passionate about bringing people together to achieve a common goal.
  • Be curious and enjoy learning new things and solving challenging problems.
  • Enjoy building relationships to support better project outcomes and a fun working environment.
  • Be able to demonstrate they can identify and mitigate project risks across disciplines.
  • Have a solid grounding in project management fundamentals and a track record of successful project delivery.

Why Jacobs 

At Jacobs we value people. Having the right balance of diversity, career and lifestyle enables us to consistently deliver and exceed clients’ expectations.  
Working alongside industry leaders, you will have the opportunity to develop your career working on key projects in an environment which encourages collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation.  To support your professional growth, Jacobs flexible working arrangements, extended leave options and a host of social, health and wellbeing events and initiatives will underpin our commitment to you.  Our culture at Jacobs means it’s all about what you do, not where you are, which counts! It’s a great time to join Jacobs. Achieve more with a global brand.  Apply online by clicking on the link below. 
Please note:  If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.



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