Principal Network (Modelling) Engineer

Leeds, United Kingdom Countrywide
02 Sep 2016
22 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

JACOBS is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical and management services. We offer a full-spectrum of consultancy support to commercial, government and industrial clients across many sectors.

Within our Water Utilities Group in Leeds we are looking for a Principal Networks Engineer to assist in the continued growth of our Water business across the UK. Applicants must have a proven track record in undertaking feasibility studies on water networks have the ability to lead a team delivering projects for a number of UK Clients.

The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Primary Job Responsibilities

As a Principal Networks Engineer your responsibilities will include:

  • Driving health and safety through everything we do.
  • Leading water network teams in the delivery of model build studies, distribution zonal studies and other related feasibility studies for a range of UK Clients
  • Assisting with the development of the Water Networks business in the UK including building Client relationships and supporting on Tender submissions
  • Recruiting and developing a team of Senior and Junior networks modellers and engineers
  • Delivering scopes of work to quality standards, agreed budget and time frames.

  • Minimum of a Degree or Honours Degree in an engineering, geography-related or numerate analytical discipline
  • Chartered status (ideally ICE/CIWEM).
  • Proven ability to lead a water networks and modelling team, liaising directly with clients and mentoring other project team members.
  • Demonstrable experience in the use of standard industry clean water hydraulic modelling software, including use for calibration and feasibility/design of solutions.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of source to tap operation of water distribution networks, including regulatory requirements, demand variations,
  • Demonstrable ability to manage the lifecycle of a technical study, including scope-setting, limitations and constraints and presentation of evidence-based conclusions and solutions.
  • Strong analytical skills with experience of data management, processing and analysis through use of GIS, database and spreadsheet software.
  • Good technical report writing skills and ability to review the work of others and provide constructive feedback.
  • Familiar with current industry best practice and able to actively contribute to innovation in this field of expertise


  • Flexibility in terms of travel (UK, Ireland, and international).
  • Client meetings and site visits as required.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and well being of all.