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Lean Consultant (Highways)

Location:
Croydon
Company:
Jacobs

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**Lean Consultant \(Highways\)**



**Description**



With more than 55,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create\. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years\.



We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business\.



Jacobs is a leading service provider in Strategic Consulting across construction, delivering projects at all stages from initial studies, design through to construction and maintenance, across the UK and internationally\.



Our Business Solutions team primarily consults on business performance improvement and one of our focuses for this is working with clients on the implementation of lean production management techniques \(e\.g\. collaborative planning, last planner, production systems, etc\)\. We function as internal management consultants to the other Jacobs business units as well as outside consultants and contractors\.



We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Lean Consultant to join our growing business, that will be based out of London and East Croydon\.



The Lean Consultant will be working closely with the client \(Highways England\), design teams, project managers, the Contractor and other project stakeholders to shape and drive delivery through effective problem solving and practical application of Lean Management concepts such as the Last Planner System\. Core responsibilities include leading and facilitating meetings and workshops, mapping, improving and driving processes, ensuring smooth flow and tracking of deliverables, activities and information as well as managing a small team of Lean Practitioners, as and when required, to achieve the ultimate goal: to increase reliable delivery in order to meet all internal and external milestones\.



**Qualifications**



Essential:



+ Previous experience working on Highways England's projects

+ Strong experience in operating in a project environment with multiple stakeholders

+ A strong awareness of consensus building tools and techniques

+ Strong facilitation skills including excellent listening skills and the ability to empathise with project team and workshop participants

+ Excellent presentation, communication and problem\-solving skills

+ Strong analytical thinking ability

+ A strong foundation in Lean Management concepts in a construction or consulting engineering setting

+ Knowledge of the Last Planner System

+ Experience in leading small project teams



Desirable:



+ An MBA or an MSc in Lean Management, Construction Management or related Project Management / Civil Engineering Discipline\.

+ Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

+ Scrum Master or equivalent



Our Culture



At Jacobs we have celebrated over 10 years of our culture of caring \- 'BeyondZero'\. We see safety differently \- we strive to go BeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well\-being of our employees first in everything we do\.



We are committed to equality across our business and we promote STEM and WISE \(Women in Science & Engineering\) initiatives\. When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity\. To find out more about our networks, check out our website:



http://www\.jacobs\.com/join\-us \#grow\-with\-us



We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours' contracts\.



Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre\-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record\. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected\.



JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all\.



**Primary Location** United Kingdom\-United Kingdom Countrywide\-Croydon

**Req ID:** BI 000679

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