Associate Director – Strategy and Transformation Job at Jacobs – in Glasgow

Your Impact:
Jacobs has exciting opportunities for strategic and analytically minded individuals to join a growing, connected and diverse team. We welcome new members from all corners of the community with a focus on finding those who truly Challenge Today and drive us to Reinvent Tomorrow.

Our Strategy & Transformation Solutions practice is a diverse team of experts that support our clients to tackle their biggest strategic challenges, providing transformational and sustainable value. We create customer-centric strategy and deliver transformation solutions across the infrastructure industry and emerging markets. Strategy & Transformation Solutions supports our clients on setting their vision and strategy for infrastructure delivery. The work we do includes change roadmaps and support, target operating models and organisation structures, organisational capability mapping, process optimisation, benefits management & realisation, people-centric PMO to support infrastructure delivery, options analysis for delivery models such as Project 13 / Enterprise and innovation strategy and design.

We are a team of enthusiastic and driven individuals with a shared sense of purpose, who support each other to provide outstanding results for our clients and rewarding careers for the whole team.

As an Associate Director within our Strategy & Transformation Solutions practice, your responsibilities will include:

Lead on project delivery (or a workstream within a larger programme of work) with accountability for project performance and management of the project team, scope and budget

Establish and foster relationships with clients and delivery partners

Manage client stakeholder relationships to ensure buy-in to an agreed solution

Lead on the development and delivery of high impact presentations to clients

Contribute to continued growth by identifying, developing and leading business development opportunities including bids, proposals, capability development

Provide leadership, coaching and guidance for junior staff

At Jacobs we operate a hybrid working model, and the role can be based at any of our London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Glasgow or Edinburgh offices, combined with working from home.

Here’s What You’ll Need:
You’ll be a part of leadership in the Strategy & Transformation Solutions practice group and a role model and coach to junior staff. You’ll be motivated and enthusiastic with a personal drive for high quality work, holistic thinking and pragmatic solutions. You will be a collaborative team player who is proactive and willing to learn. Our team is looking for people with a growth mindset and the ability to constructively challenge accepted norms and seek better ways of doing things. As a member of our team, you will live inclusivity and diversity in all forms.

Clients are at the heart of everything you do, and you’ll demonstrate the ability to constructively challenge the accepted norms and always seek a better way. You’ll also have:

Significant experience leading teams (up to 5) on projects and workstreams on one or more of the following areas: Programme delivery models, transformation programmes, change management, strategy and vision, operating models, organisation design, PMO, benefits management, innovation, maturity assessments.

Consultancy experience in infrastructure or industrial sectors such as energy, rail, transit, highways, water & environment, climate response, aviation, defence, nuclear, ports and buildings

Knowledge and application of industry frameworks on programme delivery and transformation

Knowledge of government policy on and aspirations for the infrastructure sector and the challenges and drivers for UK infrastructure clients

Experience of developing and maintaining client and stakeholder relationships

Ability to engage & communicate with stakeholders at all levels where required

Experience working in a programme and/or project environment with multiple stakeholders and of operating in cross-business teams, including digitally enabled infrastructure programme

About Jacobs

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, 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.

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.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. 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.

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team.

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know.

Closing date for applications is Monday 15th August 2022

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About the Company

Company: Jacobs –

Company Location:  Glasgow

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