Jacobs Senior / Principal / Technical Director (EIA) in Leeds, United Kingdom

Senior / Principal / Technical Director (EIA)


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.

Our Environment, Maritime & Resilience business is an integrated part of our worldwide offering of technical and management consultancy services. We provide one of the largest and most technically diverse capabilities in the environmental sector.

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for key individuals at the following levels: Senior, Principal, Technical Director within our Environmental Assessment group in Birmingham, Leeds and/or Manchester. The successful individuals will support a range of projects for clients in major public and private sector organisations.

Primary Job Responsibilities

JACOBS is a leading service provider in environmental consultancy and advice, supporting projects at all stages from initial conception through to construction and maintenance, across the UK and internationally. Our work providing environmental services is of critical importance to the general public and industry, ensuring that major projects can proceed without significant environmental detriments.

Duties associated with these posts include:

  • Provide technical expertise in the field of Environmental Assessment to lead and contribute to a wide variety of infrastructure and development projects.

  • Technical direction of projects within the team.

  • Undertake project management of bespoke EIA projects.

  • Develop client relationships and develop new opportunities for EIA work.

  • Undertake bidding work, review of bids/tenders.

  • Write, check and review EIA deliverables.

  • Communicating, liaising and collaborating effectively with clients and colleagues.

  • Help develop the wider team through mentoring and line management.

  • Identifying potential health and safety hazards of specific projects and demonstrating a commitment to your own safety and that of those around you.

  • Prepared to be flexible and contribute to other work streams.

  • For the Divisional Director role, we are looking for someone with experience in managing multiple teams and projects with a strategic vision.



  • First degree in relevant subject (2.1 Hons minimum), second degree in a relevant subject.

  • Proven expertise in the field of Environmental Assessment (i.e. EIA and/or SEA).

  • Chartered member of a relevant professional institution (e.g. CEnv with IEMA, IES or CIWEM).

  • Experience of bidding/tendering for internal and external opportunities and strong commercial awareness.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to influence project decision-makers, engineers and regulators to arrive at sustainable solutions.

  • Ability to work effectively in teams to tight deadlines and budgets.

  • Ability to coordinate and manage geographically dispersed teams.

  • Proven Project Management experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and confidence when interacting with others.

  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills and experience.

  • Experience of working with major infrastructure clients in the Rail, Highways and Energy sectors.


  • Experience of feasibility/options appraisal.

  • DCO, TWOA and/or Hybrid Bill experience

  • Experience as an expert witness/preparation of evidence for expert witness/Public Inquiries

  • International experience.

  • Project management qualification.

Other Essential Role Functions:

  • The successful candidates may be required to work out of other Jacobs' offices in the UK.


  • Competitive salary.

  • Paid holidays of up to 32 days inclusive of national and public holidays.

  • A broad flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, private health care and life assurance.

  • Contributory pension scheme.

  • Opportunity to join a global organisation committed to continuous growth.

Join JACOBS, one of the Most Admired Companies in the industry. What sets us apart is our absolute belief in the power of our people.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.


Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Leeds

Req ID: BIA0000GF