Your Impact:

Our Water Catchment Management business provides a focus for advising our clients on the sustainable management of the natural water environment using scientific/engineering analysis and design expertise. Our mission is to be a global leader that puts water at the heart of a sustainable society. At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and we’re looking for the most talented and passionate individuals out there to be our next generation of leaders and to become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

About the opportunity:

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for a Principal Project Manager within our Water Catchment Management Business – based in our Manchester, First Street Office.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

You have a proven track record of successfully leading a variety of projects in the field of Flood Risk Management. A proactive leader you have experience of managing teams to drive high levels of performance in a complicated environment. You take ownership of your team’s performance and encourage others to excel. Through your experience you will be able to demonstrate your expertise in contract management, client relationship management, team and resource management, risk management and programme control.

As a technical leader you deliver complicated work, train and develop more junior staff and take responsibility for review and assurance of others’ deliverables. You are commercially astute with a strong understanding of services in the Water Environment business and are able to drive growth through commercially viable innovation, targeted sales and excellent delivery.


  • Undergraduate degree (2:1 or above) in in Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography or a related discipline
  • Chartered with ICE or CIWEM
  • Experience within Flood Risk Management
  • An inclusive manager who works effectively as part of a diverse team
  • Experience of staff management and development
  • Experience of delivering different types of projects and achieving successful outcomes
  • Excellent literacy, communication, analytical and numeracy skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience of liaising with clients and managing projects
  • Desirable:

  • Masters degree or doctorate in a relevant subject
  • Hold a valid UK driving licence
  • Project management qualification APM or PRINCE2)
  • 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. 

    Our Culture:

    We’re invested in you and your success. 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.

    We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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