Jacobs Section Manager - North Qld Transport in Cairns, Australia

Section Manager - North Qld Transport


Jacobs is a global provider of technical, professional and scientific services including engineering, architecture, construction, operations and project management. Our portfolio spans industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

About the opportunity

We are looking to appoint a Manager in North Queensland to lead, grow and manage the Transport Section. You’ll focus on maintaining and further developing ongoing strategic relationships with our clients, winning business and have responsibility for the operational performance of the team.

The role is client and people management; however, it will also include technical delivery, quality control, mentoring, and discipline leadership on projects as required. You’ll play a key role in the North Queensland leadership team and help to shape and develop the strategic direction for the team.

Based in Cairns, you’ll report to the Director of Operations – North Queensland.

About you

To be considered for this role, you will have strong leadership skills including a strategic focus to lead the growth of the North Queensland Transport practice.In addition, you will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in civil engineering (mandatory)

  • RPEQ (mandatory)

  • An excellent understanding of / familiarity with local TMR market

  • Understanding of industry standards and best practices.

  • Project management knowledge and skill set

  • Experience in developing new clients, tender submissions.

  • Construction Safety Training (White Card).

  • Current driver’s license

  • Demonstrated experience in managing a large and diverse team

  • Ability to articulate a clear direction

  • Previous operations management experience including profitability, scope growth, commercial management, corporate compliance and safety/risk management

  • Previous consulting experience is highly desirable

Why Jacobs

We reflect our clients’ diversity at Jacobs. We value inclusion and diversity as it energises our people and encourages creativity, collaboration and innovation. Our global culture of caring fosters a workplace where we value the safety, positive mental health, inclusion and belonging of all our employees. Joining Jacobs introduces you to a variety of established global employee networks dedicated to empowering employees to maximise their potential through engagement and development opportunities across all career stages.

One of the many ways we thank our employees for their dedication and hard work, is offering quality, flexible benefit options that keep you and your family, physically and financially healthy. You’ll have access to several employee benefits including professional/educational support, flexible work arrangements, salary sacrifice options, monthly social events or community involvement programs.

It’s a great time to join Jacobs as we actively nurture and support our diverse employee and client networks across all ethnicities and cultures.Achieve more and thrive with a global brand! Apply online by clicking on the link below..#LI-DO1

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-Cairns

Req ID: NOR0000O7