Your Impact:

About the opportunity:

Jacobs is creating an enviable reputation within the UK and Republic of Ireland water sector as a result of a portfolio of high profile projects with water companies across the UK and Republic Of Ireland. We are looking to appoint talented people to join us in our Water Resources & Regulation team to continue our focus on developing relationships and delighting our clients (90% of our business is repeat business). The role can be based from any of our UK offices working flexibly. You may have a background with Ofwat, a Regulation role within a water company or have been in a similar role within consultancy. In return we have opportunities to work on unique and exciting projects, and a stable platform upon which to develop your career.

Our Water Resources & Regulation team works with water companies across Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. We are one of the leading providers of technical assurance and regulatory advice in the water sector and are actively seeking candidates who have a background in this.

As part of the Jacobs UK Water Resources & Regulation team you will be responsible for the development and management of key client relationships, for positioning for and directing the preparation of regulatory advice and technical assurance proposals for winning work, for the direction of a number of projects, working closely with the leadership team, and with other Jacobs Operating Units at all times. You will also be responsible for developing and delivering packages of work for our clients working as a proven practitioner.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s What You’ll Need:  

  • Minimum of Honours Degree in economics, engineering, science or geography related discipline.
  • Experience in regulatory compliance, reporting and performance measures including producing, advising on and/or interrogating regulatory submissions – and assessing the risks associated with them
  • Experience, and understanding of, policy development within highly regulated sectors – either developing and/or interpreting/ implementing/advising on
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and a self-starter with high level of personal accountability
  • Ability to build strong relationships on the basis of mutual trust and respect
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • 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.

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