Jacobs Director of Operations - Water (Southern) in Melbourne, Australia

Director of Operations - Water (Southern)


Jacobs is one of the world’s leading providers in technical, professional and construction services. We specialise in architecture, engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and consulting. Our client portfolio includes industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

About the opportunity

Based in Melbourne and reporting to the Executive Director of Operations, you will promote a culture of safety and quality to achieve best in class status within the market sector. The successful applicant will set the strategic direction and align the business unit to Jacobs’ expectations with regard to culture, systems, processes and KPI’s. You will be instrumental in developing and implementing improvement initiatives whilst delivering projects to the satisfaction of both client and Jacobs’ standards.

  • Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Safety and wellness

  • Strategic direction

  • Client Engagement / Management

  • People Management

  • Operational Leadership

  • Full financial responsibility

About you

  • Proven track record as a leader

  • Extensive experience managing working capital for a major operations centre (WIP / DSO / Cash Flow)

  • Demonstrated experience delivering revenues with consistent and profitable growth

  • Experience with driving an Innovative approach to attract, retain, and develop industry’s top talent

Why Jacobs

At Jacobs we value careers, diversity and lifestyle and having the right balance strengthens our ability to deliver and exceed our clients’ expectations.

Working alongside industry leaders, you will have the opportunity to develop your career working on key projects in an environment which encourages collaboration, knowledge sharing and innovation. To support your professional growth, Jacobs flexible working arrangements, extended leave options and host of social, health and wellbeing events and initiatives underpin our commitment to you. Rethinking how you work, our culture at Jacobs means it’s all about what you do, not where you are, which counts!

It’s a great time to join Jacobs. Achieve more with a global brand. Apply online

Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.

Primary Location Australia-Australia Countrywide-Melbourne

Req ID: SOU0000W3