Jacobs Project Manager in Manchester, United Kingdom

Project Manager


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 74,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

Field Services UK part of ATEN (Aerospace, Technology, Environmental and Nuclear)

  • To grow and develop the portfolio of Jacobs Field Services projects

  • Ensure the successful and safe execution of assigned projects, so that HSE, time, cost and quality targets are achieved and to ensure client satisfaction

  • Ensure the application of best Project Management practice, including corporate initiatives on all projects, to facilitate effective and successful project completion

  • Manage the generation of execution strategies for all assigned projects, so that the most cost effective approach is taken and so that there is a common basis for planning by all functions

  • Lead liaison with all project support functions, to ensure a coherent and robust approach to project activities

  • Responsible for all project reviews, including risk reviews, so that relevant managers in the business can accurately assess the status of the project and take/ recommend any corrective action

  • Identify potential adverse future events on projects and take timely corrective action, so that risks to achievement of the project objectives are eliminated

  • Development of high quality tender response documentation and collaborative working with sales leadership

  • Provide input to estimating and tendering activity as required, including undertaking the duties of Bid Manager so that all relevant issues, actions and risks are understood and taken into account

  • Lead the identification and allocation of suitable resource for the project, in cooperation with peers and functional managers, so that the project can achieve its targets whilst not undermining other activities within the business

  • Development and mentoring of staff to ensure that there is a capable succession plan

  • Lead a performance culture, incorporating the E&C Values, which develops individuals’ capability through an active performance management process, so that not only delivery for the company is enhanced but also the skills, capability and personal satisfaction of an individual is maximised.



  • Degree (or equivalent) qualified, Chartered Engineer

  • Substantial relevant experience in a contracting project environment including managing a wide range of scope and type of projects.

  • Proven track record of leadership and successful delivery. This role will be fully accountable for the performance of specified Defence contracts.

  • Experience as at least a first-level line manager

  • Experience in the Nuclear and Defence sector with a demonstrable knowledge across the industry

  • Security Clearance

Our Culture

At Jacobs we have recently celebrated 10 years of our culture of caring - ‘BeyondZero’. 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 promote STEM and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) initiatives. When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity. To find out more about our networks, check out our website:


We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

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.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Manchester

Req ID: FIE00053V