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Senior/Principal Water Civil Engineer at Jacobs

Senior/Principal Water Civil Engineer

Jacobs Birmingham, West Midlands Full-Time
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About the opportunity:

The Water Operating Unit has centres of excellence across the UK & Ireland with offices in London, Reading, Birmingham, Peterborough, Belfast, Dublin, Cork, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Our Infrastructure teams boast an extensive portfolio including high profile, challenging projects, providing multidisciplinary solutions to water, wastewater, highways, transport, environment, waste and energy clients.

From feasibility studies and planning, to detailed design, construction management and operations and maintenance, we bring together the talent and expertise necessary to deliver success.

With a growing client base across the UK and Europe including Thames Water, United Utilities, Severn Trent and Irish Water as well as a range of commercial and confidential clients, we are recruiting to meet our clients’ needs to be able to offer them the best solutions for the future.

Jacobs recognises everyone has different priorities and a mixture of flexible / remote working practices are our defacto way of working. We welcome individual discussion about your needs whether its part-time working or how we can help you transition back from a career break.

About you:

We are seeking candidates at Associate / Career engineering level with utilities / water/wastewater / civil engineering infrastructure engineering experience to join our team. The successful candidates will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent future career prospects and international opportunities.

Working on projects throughout Europe, your responsibilities may include:

  • Undertaking and delivering projects and engineering designs in the markets identified above at all stages in the project life cycles, from due diligence, masterplanning, concept design through to detailed design for construction whilst ensuring technical excellence and best practice.
  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver projects within agreed timeframes and budgets and to exceed our clients’ expectations.
  • Use your analytical skills to develop and appraise options.
  • Driving health and safety in tandem with our Culture of Caring in all aspects of our projects.
  • Supervising and visiting contractors on site and advising on engineering issues.
  • Communicating and liaising effectively with colleagues, contracting engineers, subcontractors, sub-consultants and clients.
  • Supporting tendering procedures and putting together proposals.
  • Providing guidance and support to less experienced engineers/technicians ensuring best practice, industry developments and standards are complied with.


  • BSc / BEng / MEng / MSc in civil engineering or equivalent.
  • Professionally qualified engineer status or nearing completion - Incorporated or Chartered Engineer with a relevant institution.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, liaising directly with client and other project team members.
  • Excellent communication skills.


  • Experience in the design of water or wastewater schemes; drainage, infrastructure civils, clean water and sewage transfer systems, pumping systems, pipelines, pumping stations and treatment facilities.
  • Construction experience.

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.

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.

Why Jacobs?

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

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent.  For greater online accessibility please visit [ Link removed ] 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.

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Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.


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