Water Catchment Management Team Lead


Edinburgh, , GB


Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the “why” of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we’re integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Our Water Catchment Management Team has over 450 people in the UK and Edinburgh is one of 11 teams.

We are looking for a Lead for our Water Catchment Management team in Edinburgh. You will be responsible for the development of a business strategy and management of a team of 15 people, reporting directly to our Scotland and Ireland Regional Manager.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic and growing business, with real responsibility and scope to influence and make business decisions. It’s a chance to showcase your talent managing people and commercial awareness, in a fast-moving environment.

You will also have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects that make a difference to people’s lives and the environment. We work for major public and private sector clients, in Scotland, UK and across the world.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the following:

• People Management

• Resource Management

• Commercial Awareness & Business Acumen

• Customer Focus  

• Strategic Mindset 

• Resilience 

• Drives vision & purpose

• Cultivates Innovation

• A Global Mindset and demonstrated ability to work across cultures and remotely with our Global Integrated Delivery teams

  • Degree in a Water, Engineering or related Environmental discipline
  • Management of a Team of People
  • Chartered or equivalent with a recognised industry body
  • Project Management
  • Technical background in water and environmental work (e.g. flood risk management, hydrology, water science, hyrdromorpholgy, etc.

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 STEM, 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; www.jacobs.com

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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