All living things depend on water, it is the building block that supports all life. Water issues are becoming increasingly prominent as we struggle with disparity between water scarcity and demands, a changing climate, water pollution, and competition for limited water resources. At Jacobs, we recognise these challenges, and our engineers, scientists, and planners are working together with our clients to find the right solutions to their water challenges.
A career at Jacobs provides you with the opportunity to make a positive impact and deliver solutions that bring value to our communities and society as a whole. With a huge and growing focus on digital solutions and delivery, our water business provides the full spectrum of consulting services from advisory and engineering through to operations and asset management.
With a workforce of 55,000 operating across much of the globe, we leverage our Solutions and Technology framework for the technical development of our staff and to bring globally innovative ideas to solve our client’s challenges.
On top of the exposure to challenging projects and career development opportunities, we offer competitive remuneration packages and multiple staff benefits such as paid parental and partner leave, purchase leave, and mental health & wellbeing programs, to name a few.
Here at Jacobs we also support a plethora of flexible working practices such as flexible start/end times, job share arrangements, working from home, and part-time arrangements.
About the role
Following on from a number of significant project wins and a strong pipeline, the Jacobs water business is seeking a Principal Water Consultant to provide; strong technical leadership on our projects, mentorship to the team, outstanding service delivery building strong relationships with our clients and support to our continued strategic growth. Your strategic thinking and communication skills will see you influencing project delivery outcomes by keeping abreast of industry developments and our clients’ needs, supported by active engagement in Jacobs’ Communities of Practice.
Based in Perth and reporting to the Section Leader, this role will see you working on some of the region’s most exciting water projects locally but with a remit to contribute to, and provide technical leadership on projects across the greater ANZ business and beyond.
Key to success in this role will be proven delivery in the water sector with technical knowledge and leadership across water projects and our respective clients.
We welcome applications from a diverse group of people, including those who are seeking flexible working, have accessibility needs, want to bring their whole selves to work, and can enrich our workforce with cultural diversity.
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Here’s What You’ll Need:
Strong technical knowledge and proven experience in water resources and infrastructure design and delivery.
Areas of strength might include; design management; project management; engineering and detailed design of water infrastructure.
Relevant Engineering degree (or equivalent) and relevant industry Chartership/Accreditation.
Sound market knowledge, the ability to build strong client relationships, and the acumen to identify, bid, win, and deliver water sector projects.
Ability and willingness to guide and mentor team members.
Successful candidates will have an inclusive mindset and enjoy collaborating across geographies as part of diverse teams.
Be a strong communicator across the various platforms which make for a truly flexible workplace.
Be open-minded and willing to adapt with change and transformation.
Demonstrate a passion for the water industry.
About the team
This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established thriving business with a strong pipeline of projects. The current opportunities are predominantly based in Perth and Brisbane however, you will be joining a truly connected ANZ Water Solutions business who provide the full suite of consulting services from advisory and engineering through to operations and asset management.
The Jacobs water business has water infrastructure and water resources capability in every major city around Australia working across a multitude of markets such as Utilities, Government, Transport, Resources, and Energy Transitioning to name a few.
Our team is currently working on projects that have a lasting enduring positive impact on our communities such as advisory services for new water sources for agriculture, flood modelling and engineering services to enable greater connectivity, innovative space saving wastewater sludge treatment projects, and major desalination plants in response to our drying climate.
At Jacobs, we know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We're committed to creating a Culture of Caring — a workplace that values the safety, positive mental health and sense of belonging of all employees.
We promote diversity because it makes us a stronger company, where brilliant people of all backgrounds feel at home. And our widely different perspectives and talents around the globe greatly enhance our ability to provide clients with more imaginative and effective solutions.
At Jacobs, inherent in our approach, is a culture of connectivity. We leverage our Solutions and Technology framework to access our global technologists to bring globally innovative ideas and solutions to our local clients. We don’t just talk about it; this is inherent in how we do business.
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From our inclusive employee networks, to our positive mental health champions – we’re committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. Joining Jacobs not only connects you locally but globally – and together, our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. We collaborate and share! By supporting one another, we all succeed.
With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we’ve gone beyond traditional ways of working so you have the support, means and space to maximise your potential. You’ll uncover flexible working arrangements, benefits and opportunities to do good too – from participating in our global giving and volunteering program, to exploring new and inventive ways to help our clients make the world a better place. No matter what drives you, you’ll discover how you can cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company.
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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Required work rights
Relevant Engineering degree (or equivalent) and relevant industry Chartership/Accreditation.
The world needs innovators and problem solvers who turn challenges into greater opportunities. We have an insatiable curiosity about transformative trends challenging the status quo: Urbanization. Water scarcity. Climate change. Digital proliferation. Security.
These issues inspire us to dig deeper and apply big data analytics to fully understand the interplay of multifaceted variables shaping the future, ensuring that we conceive and deliver solutions that connect people and places with the means to work smarter and live better, and make an enduring, positive difference in the world.
We have an insatiable curiosity in transformation. Curiosity drives the urge to dig deeper, question assumptions and know more—the building blocks for creating rich and effective design solutions. To understand trends and develop scenarios, we collect and process a daunting amount of information and consider a complex interplay of factors and events.
We generate impactful ideas. We have a fierce commitment to the spaces we inhabit, both globally and environmentally. We’re continually reinvigorating our efforts to be responsible stewards of the natural world, as we contribute forward-thinking sustainable solutions for our clients… like how we’re using satellites and automation to revitalize land and water.
We transform intangible ideas into intelligent experiences. We seek out the advantages that technology brings in speed, efficiency, impact and creativity with a mindset of continuous evolution and growth. What if we showed you how we’re using drones and geo-data to detect and defend against real-time threats? Or how we’re working to streamline your commute, from intelligent transit to self-driving cars?
We think strategically. As tools for gathering data become more powerful, so too will the demand for evidence-driven decisions. We fully integrate data with the empathy and judgment of designers and engineers into higher-performing, objectively measurable projects.
We are future driven. We think differently about the future, to deliver bold solutions for changing times, and a more connected, sustainable world. Delivering innovation through different thinking, working to enhance our clients’ business... today and beyond. We have an unwavering commitment to a Culture of Caring and we're a partner ready to serve you anywhere in the world.
We deliver more
We deliver highly valued solutions for our clients by applying an unrivaled depth and breadth of capabilities:
Big data analytics
Program- and construction-management disciplines
Operations and facilities management services
The world needs innovators and problem solvers like us — people who turn big challenges into greater opportunities.
Our safety performance is enduring, industry leading and world-class. BeyondZero® is our program that promotes safety and a culture of caring beyond the workplace and our immediate workforce, extending to all of the people and places we inﬂuence, everywhere and every day.
Examples of our culture of caring in practice over the past year also include industry-leading progress in mental health and risk management programs. In April 2018, Jacobs received a Gold Award in the Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index, recognizing our efforts embedding mental health into our policies and practices, demonstrating our long-term commitment to the mental wellness of our employees.
Careers at Jacobs
At Jacobs, you will work with the most talented professionals and thought leaders to shape the future of the global professional services sector as we deliver ground-breaking and life-changing solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.
With more than $12 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 50,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors.
Jacobs is growing. We grow organically by seeking talent for specific jobs, but we also grow through the mergers and acquisitions of companies that align with our vision and strategy, such as CH2M and KeyW. As we bring these companies together, in order to present all of our opportunities, we must do so in a few different ways: