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Technical Advisory Team Lead - Education Framework at Jacobs

Technical Advisory Team Lead - Education Framework

Jacobs London, Greater London Full-Time
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Within Cities & Places, we create thriving places across different scales: from regions to cities, neighbourhoods to individual buildings, by offering an integrated design approach. We have a tremendous opportunity in front of us to build upon strength to develop an interdisciplinary planning, design and delivery practice that is uniquely Jacobs, that sets the direction for the industry, and is home to the very best and brightest design thinkers, disruptors, technical experts, visionaries and storytellers.

Our business unit brings together engineers, architects, designers, specialists, surveyors, urban designers, project managers and transport planners to provide collaborative and coordinated value design solutions for our clients both nationally and internationally.

About the opportunity

Cities & Places has a long existing framework with the with one of our key clients predominantly delivering Free Schools as their Technical Advisor. The opportunity is to be a team leader and ‘senior’ Lead Technical Advisor (LTA) within this framework guiding and advising the LTAs within your team and supporting our Framework Manager to ensure delivery excellence.

The Lead Technical Advisor (LTA) is a client facing role responsible for the delivery of School projects (both new build and refurbishments) from inception through to completion, managing and coordinating diverse stakeholder groups. The LTA ensures projects are delivered on time, within budgets, to prescribed standards set out by the client. The LTA will lead on the preparation of feasibility studies, procurement processes, construction phase, Government Soft Landings and handovers, securing Client approval at each strategic gateway. Effective communication skills are essential to build trust at all levels, secure shared objectives for the successful delivery of each school.

The Team Leader and Senior Lead Technical Advisor is to provide exemplar delivery of the Client framework in support of the Framework Manager within Cities & Places. They are one of three delivery team leads reporting to the framework manger. This is a key leadership role within the Client framework responsible for the project delivery process across their LTA team the candidate plays a crucial role in ensuring that we delight our client and their stakeholders whilst delivering the agreed commercial return for the Company through flawless project execution and delivery across our portfolio of projects.

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Considerable and recent experience as a Lead Technical Advisor across a number of Free School projects
  • Be a member of the Association of Project Management or other recognised registration.
  • You will know the principles of Project Management, and have the ability to:
    • Effectively plan, monitor and control the work of self and others taking account of the priorities of projects
    • Plan, monitor and control the delivery of projects to clients
    • Report the commercial status of projects in accordance with company methods
    • Assist project delivery to the cost, the time and the quality objectives of the company and clients
    • Understand the factors affecting motivation of project team members and techniques for risk management
  • Ability to analyse information and use data effectively to inform decision making
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral, and the abilities to speak articulately and confidently
  • Ideally you will also possess a principle Engineering degree
  • Experience in a Client PM role
  • An exceptional team leader
  • Resourceful and efficient
  • Enthusiastic
  • Proactive

Why Jacobs?

We’re invested in you and your success. Our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. By supporting one another and through our culture of caring, we all succeed. The biggest questions spark our curious minds. We clear the way for inventive thinking and exploration, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. We redefine what’s possible. There’s something that drives everyone – and we want you to keep evolving your career, discover unexpected opportunities and ensure you can deliver on tomorrow.


At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go
‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as
WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and
Stonewall. We are also
Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts. Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% of the Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of
Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; [ Link removed ]

Equal Opportunities

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.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.


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