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Project Controls Gruduate

Job Description

Your Impact:

Are you ready to start your career in an inclusive, flexible, and dynamic work environment? 

What are you waiting for? Apply today! 

Join the Jacobs Graduate Development Programme (GDP) to start your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, environment and communities. As a Jacobs Graduate you will be part of a larger network of talent who are Challenging Today and Reinventing Tomorrow. 

Some of our very own Jacobs Graduates have contributed to this advert – so you’re getting a firsthand account of what it’s like to work with us! 

What we do at Jacobs 

Our People & Places Solutions (P&PS) business focuses on providing solutions to future challenges such as climate change, the need for renewable energy, low carbon economies, transportation, and material resource and waste management. While we shape some of the very largest and most challenging landmark projects in the UK, we also deliver local projects that protect communities. We lead with the environment and make social and natural capital central to how we solve our clients’ challenges. We are helping to create the sustainable and resilient cities and communities of the future, making attractive places for all to live and work. 

What’s in it for you? 

As a Jacobs Graduate you will join a structured 2-year programme aimed at progressing Graduates into global project leaders and problem solvers. Our GDP provides the framework, mentoring and expertise, supporting you to reach your full potential. On joining our programme in September 2023, you will rapidly gain knowledge of how our company works, what motivates us and how you can make innovative contributions to our projects, helping us build a more connected and sustainable world.  

About the opportunities 

Our Water and Environment business has a diverse portfolio of projects with a focus for the utilities, environmental and ports and marine sectors, advising our clients on sustainability issues including renewable energy, low carbon economies, impacts of climate change and waste and resource management. Our capabilities comprise of in excess of 2,000 staff based predominantly in the UK, but with reach into wider Europe, the Middle East, and in India.

The role will typically include leading and delivering the following activities;

  • Providing project controls support to key projects.

  • Implementation of project scheduling on projects using scheduling software such as Primavera P6 and MS Project.

  • Working with the lead project planner to take outputs from interactive/collaborative planning sessions.

  • Work with the project controls lead to set project baselines.

  • Work with the project controls lead to monitor and manage change on projects and programmes, including the production of change notices in line with the projects contractual requirements.

  • Work with the planning lead to effectively interpret and analyse project schedules to extract critical path information and understand the risk carried within a project delivery schedule.

  • Be able to distil complex schedules and extract the relevant information such that it can be effectively communicated  

  • Assist in the Development and implementation of standardized project controls processes and tools.

  • Attend OPRs (project review meetings) and Admin Reviews (as needed).

  • Work with the project controls lead to implement project controls leading indicators such as S Curves and Earned Value.

  • Work with other PC leads and PMs to develop recovery plans for projects.

  • Support pricing development on major pursuits.

  • Review weekly Project metrics for PU and leads closure of actions.

  • Supports business operations with relevant business analytic.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Be working towards a relevant Degree or Masters level qualification such as Project Management, business management, financial management or Project Controls and have a passion for the subject.

  • To be a flexible and innovative self-starter who brings a curious mindset to finding solutions for real-world problems 

  • The adaptability to learn, unlearn and reprioritise as things around you change 

  • You must have the permanent right to work in the UK. 

We want you to bring your whole, authentic self to Jacobs – have you travelled around the world? Worked in a bar? Been captain of a sports team or volunteered for a charity? Tell us – we’re looking for people with interesting stories and experiences! 

Selection Process  

  • Step 1: Apply Online 

  • Step 2: Gamification Assessment 

  • Step 3: Interview 

What else we provide 

In addition to work-life balance and flexibility, UK employees also receive; 

  • Free single medical cover and digital GP service 

  • Reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships 

  • An inclusive and diverse environment, embracing the variety of cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles of our employees through Jacobs Employee Networks

  • A focus on safety, health, and wellbeing, prioritising our people through a culture of caring and a network of positive mental health champions 

  • Opportunities to give back to our communities through our Collectively program, incorporating matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations. 

We are truly passionate about inclusion and diversity and recognise that this application and selection process may not suit all candidates. If this is the case for you, please get in touch with us to discuss how we can make this process more accessible.