Graduate Project Manager - Water

Manchester, United Kingdom Countrywide
30 Sep 2016
13 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs employ some of the UK's most experienced and skilled technical services professionals and has grown to over 9,000 people in locations across the UK.

At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and we're looking for the most talented and passionate individuals out there to be our next generation of leaders.

We have fantastic opportunities for more ambitious people to join us and make a real difference within our teams working on our frameworks in the water sector. We currently have an opportunity for a Graduate Project Manager within our Water team based in Salford. The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

As an Assistant Project Manager (Graduate Project Manager) you could be working on all manner of water and related infrastructure projects. Responsibilities are likely to include supporting the Project Manager in the following activities or undertaking these yourself on smaller projects:

  • Providing leadership and direction to the project team
  • Managing engineering functions on projects, including interfaces between the engineering groups and other relevant parties on projects
  • Operating an open style of leadership to encourage the early identification and resolution of potential problems
  • Driving health and safety through everything we do. Carrying out engineering functions safely and to the appropriate level of completion and quality
  • Co-ordinating differing engineering activities on projects, ensuring that project requirements are met, that the applicable standards and legislation are complied with, that the resources are adequate and that the work is proceeding in accordance with the programme
  • Monitoring commitments, expenditure, progress and that any changes are identified and dealt with under the Change Control procedures
  • Liaising directly with construction management teams and project site staff
  • Ensuring that construction management teams and project site staff are following the construction phase PMC procedures for design review and monitoring contractor design and construction activities
  • Carrying out construction monitoring and design review functions safely and to the appropriate level of completion and quality
  • Monitoring contractor commitments, expenditure, progress and that any changes are identified and dealt with under the change control procedures
  • Upon project completion to effect close-out in accordance with project procedures, ensuring that documentation / archiving requirements are met


  • Minimum of a Degree or Honours Degree in a Project Management or Construction Management related discipline.
  • Other related engineering and construction degrees will be considered where project management forms a substantial element of the syllabus or where supported by significant project management working experience.
  • Understanding of and commitment to progress with the route to a professional qualification in Project Management.

Desired but not essential:

  • Experience of construction or engineering related activities with a contractor, consultant or client organisation.
  • An understanding of different contract types (including NEC) and associated procurement options.
  • A demonstrable understanding of the basic principles of budget and financial monitoring/control.
  • Experience/awareness of the UK water industry and current challenges facing the sector.

The role may require flexibility in terms of travelling within the UK.

Start your journey with Jacobs

As well as our accredited training programmes which will help you to achieve professional status, you will be supported by an experienced mentor to complete the Jacobs Graduate Development Programme (GDP). Working through a range of internal and external training courses, key skills will aid your development in all technical management and interpersonal skills required for success in a project focused environment. As well as development opportunities, we offer a range of benefits to complement a competitive salary:

Salary increase for every GDP key skill completed on time

An invitation to attend our residential 'Graduate Conference' weekend in the Lake District to meet Jacobs graduates from across the globe and members of senior management

Paid holidays of up to 32 days; inclusive of national and public holidays

A broad flexible benefits package including the option to buy additional holidays, travel insurance, contributory pension scheme and the cycle to work scheme.

Join Jacobs. Imagine the possibilities...

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