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Assistant Project Manager

Job Description

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.  With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent. 

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity 

The experienced Jacobs team consists of professional project managers to key clients in the MOD and Nuclear sector. As such, you will actively contribute towards delivery activities and achieving predetermined, high-quality outputs. 

Due to the varied nature of the work, the candidates will be required to get familiar and administer project development stages and delivery methodologies (such as RIBA, APM and PRINCE2); from project setup & initiation, through optioneering, design, delivery and close out, all of which will align with the linear integrated project lifecycle stages as set by the client (APM equivalent).

The Junior Project Manager working in this role will:

  • Provide essential support to the Project Manager Management Team, managing all aspects of the successful delivery of projects in the client environment

  • Assist the management/reporting requirements and the delivery of the project / programme to the required standard, on time and within budget.

  • Work with clients, contractors and internal & external stakeholders and designers with a diverse range of objectives.

  • Be a sole UK National and required to undergo/obtain the required level of MOD security clearance.

  • Be an excellent organiser and administrator. 

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Ideally qualified in an appropriate engineering, construction or management subject.

  • Ideally working towards becoming a member of the Association of Project Management or other similar body. 

  • Have experience of working on complex projects.

  • Have an understanding of the principles and practices of planning, risk and cost management at programme and project levels.

  • Understand design and development processes and their governance.

  • Be aware of UK Health and Safety Legislation.

  • Capable of effective multi-task working, identifying and managing priorities and working to challenging time scales.

  • Competent in MSOffice, MS Project, Earned Value, reporting Tools.

Our Culture

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. Find out more about life at Jacobs.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here.

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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