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Strategy and Transformation Consultant

Location: Wokingham
Company: Jacobs
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Your Impact:
We currently have exciting opportunities right across the UK for Strategy & Transformation Consultants to work across some of the most high-profile and largest infrastructure programmes and projects across the UK and Europe.
About the opportunity
You will typically support our clients to define and deliver value-yielding improvements across their businesses through the clear definition of outcomes, organisational design, transformational change, process development, integration and collaboration, programme management and stakeholder engagement. You will also be engaged in developing businesses cases for funding and transformation activities, moving into delivery of those business case programmes / projects. The role requires the writing of engaging reports, the development of effective recommendations and efficient delivery approaches.
This role often involves supporting the design and facilitation of workshops for our clients and stakeholders to problem solve, explore solutions and achieve buy-in and support for the agreed outcome.
You will often work in small teams (frequently cross-discipline Jacobs teams that may include client colleagues) towards successful delivery of both client and Jacobs' outcomes. You may also get involved in the development and growth of the business unit as well as personal and team development of colleagues.
About the team
Strategic Consulting is a global division within Jacobs' People & Places Solutions line of business. Within the UK & Ireland, the division is made up of six agile Practice Groups, including Strategy & Transformation Solutions. The division works collaboratively across all market sectors and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle. We deliver projects at all stages from strategy, organisational set up, financing, business case, economic & planning advice and design through to construction, operation and maintenance across the UK and globally. We support our clients in the delivery of through-life value.
We are a diverse team who apply a collaborative consulting approach. Our ability to provide real, robust and deliverable solutions with trusted advice, leads to better outcomes and greater sustained value for our clients.
Specifically, our Strategy & Transformation Solutions practice works with clients to deliver great outcomes with a people-centric focus on the design of vision, strategy, operating models and organisational design, driven by sustainable, benefits-focused transformation. We also function as internal management consultants to the other Jacobs business units.
Here's What You'll Need:
• Strategic and analytical thinkers with strong problem-solving skills
• A mindset to constructively challenge the accepted norms and always seek a better way
• Exposure to defining and delivering strategies to achieve value
• Experience of delivering successful organisational change and transformation
• Experience of operating in a programme / project environment with multiple stakeholders, including operating in cross-business teams
• Motivated and enthusiastic people with a personal drive for high quality work, continuous improvement and the application of lessons learnt
• Excellent stakeholder engagement, presentation and communication skills
• Strong commercial and business acumen
• Exposure to business development and growth/sales
• Qualified to degree level in a relevant subject, such as but not limited to; Business Studies, Economics, Maths, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Digital, Project Management, Consulting and Architecture (relevant experience or other qualifications will be considered for the right candidate)
• Previous consulting experience and experience in the infrastructure sector are desirable, but not essential
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About Jacobs
At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.
People are Jacobs' greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.
In addition to the benefits you'd expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay, free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships.
We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.
Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We're happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.
Our Culture
Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs.
We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you're pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity - ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women's - find out more about our employee networks here.
Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role
If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team.
Your application experience is important to us and we're keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know.
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