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Jacobs Assistant Project Manager in Wokingham, United Kingdom

Assistant Project Manager


Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, and construction – and program - management. Our 77,000 employees in 400 locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country’s most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.

That’s because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company.

Ranked No. 1 by Fortune’s 2019 World's Most Admired Companies…

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We are looking for an Assistant Project Manager to join our Education Framework within our Built Environment Group. The role will be based in our Winnersh (Reading) office. The team consists of professional project managers who act as specialist project management consultants to key clients in the buildings sector.

Position Summary:

You will:

  • Support Project Managers with the delivery of complex projects in the built environment

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

  • Work with clients and contractors with a diverse range of objectives in the definition of a successful project.

  • Meet company objectives that are not always aligned with those of clients

  • Comply with all relevant Legislation, Policies and Procedures

  • Work with a diverse range of specialists and engineering professionals

  • Provide technical solutions that meet the requirements of clients

  • Support and encourage the project team members to devise technical solutions that meet the requirements of clients

  • Promote, support and develop project teams to enhance project and business performance

You will also have experience of project managing the design and construction phases of buildings projects.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

As an Assistant Project Manager you will be working on major multi-disciplinary projects and supporting Project Managers on key projects. You would be responsible for liaising with design teams, and the contractual interfaces between the Designer and Client Co-ordinator.

You will also be responsible for:

  • Liaising with the multi-disciplinary design teams

  • Liaising with clients and design team members

  • Ensuring quality deliverables within scope and programme

  • Developing and maintaining excellent client relationships

  • Identify the dependencies between these activities, and define the stages to ensure that we deliver quality (Do, review, amend, check, approve, issue)

  • Prepare a competitive fee estimate:

  • Resource-load the programme

  • Ensure that you understand the risks, and assign an appropriate level of contingency

  • Double check that we have accounted for all the required activities

  • Benchmark the fee with similar projects and eliminate ‘nice-to-haves’

Manage the risks:

  • Identify the risks

  • Assess their impact and probability

  • Assign the appropriate mitigation strategy and assign ownership

  • Check that the actions are being undertaken, monitor their effectiveness, and act


Essential experience:

  • Project management experience in complex settings

  • Excellent communication skills with Clients and design team members

  • Proven ability of successful project delivery

Our Culture

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.

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;

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-Wokingham

Req ID: BI 0004OE

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