We think we’re a top company to work for…

We want your career with us to be happy and rewarding. Our culture and our people are sure to make that happen but we also have a few little extras to say thank you and to help you achieve that all important work-life balance.

We care for our clients’ business as our business. We think and act like business partners, not academic advisors. We share our clients’ aspirations, work to understand their reality, and align our incentives with their objectives — so they know we’re in this together.

Personal development, mentoring, and teamwork are just a few of the benefits of building a career with us.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. Whilst the majority of our vacancies are advertised as full-time we are happy to consider part-time and/or job share for the right applicant and we encourage applications from candidates who may be returning to work after a career break.

Our One Team ethos, which encourages shared responsibility, alignment and great teamwork within and between teams, is essential for the effective delivery of our services. This builds on our commitment to equality and diversity ensuring opportunities are available for all.

Your development

We don’t offer jobs, we offer careers. When you join JBA, we commit to your development as much as you do.

Our culture promotes drive and innovation and we believe that learning and development is key. Every employee has a generous training budget and plan, giving you the time and money needed to develop in the areas most important
to you.

We will cover the cost of membership fees of one relevant professional society/institution at chartered/examined level, plus one professional chartered affiliation (e.g. CEng, CEnv, IEng, CSci, CGeol, CGeog, etc).

We will also consider how we can support you financially if you would like to undertake further
professional qualifications.

The little extras

Flexible Holidays and Working Hours

At JBA we place great importance on helping all our teams achieve a healthy work-life balance through flexible working hours and a generous holiday entitlement. As well as being able to take advantage of flexible start and finish times, you’ll also have the opportunity to buy or sell annual leave.

Financial Benefits

We reward your hard work and dedication with a range of financial benefits that go beyond the norm. As a member of the JBA team you’ll have access to our Employee Ownership Bonus scheme, Personal Pension Scheme and Maternity/Paternity/Adoption pay that goes beyond government requirements. We also offer life insurance cover, Group Income Protection and a range of additional benefits, including our recently launched Electric Vehicle Scheme.

Health and Wellbeing

Mental and physical wellbeing is hugely important to everyone at JBA and we do our upmost to ensure our you’re cared for both inside and outside work. You’ll have access to range of health benefits including an optional Medical Assistance Scheme, free eye test and flu vaccinations and a dedicated mental health support system.

Learning and Development

It’s just as important to us as it is to you that your career continues to move forwards and you remain at the cutting-edge of your field. By offering a generous training budget, funding professional memberships, and encouraging the publication of technical papers, we believe there’s no limit to the personal and professional development that can be achieved at JBA.

Travel and Social

With a range of unique funds and incentives available, JBA life doesn’t stop at the office door. From our Environmental Reward Scheme (which rewards colleagues who travel to and from work in a sustainable way), to our regular team and company-wide social events, there’s lots to enjoy outside of work.

Equality monitoring

JBA is committed to the application of the Equality Act 2010 (UK); Employment Equality Acts 1998, 2004 (Ireland); and Employment Act 1991 and Employment (Amendment) Act 1996 (Isle of Man).

In order to assist in monitoring and reporting equality information, and to record our progress in achieving the aims of our Equality & Diversity Policy, we would be grateful if you would complete our confidential questionnaire and return a copy with your application form.

All information will be treated in confidence and will not be seen by staff directly involved in the selection process. The questionnaire will be detached from your application form, stored separately and used only to provide statistics for monitoring purposes.

Your cooperation would be appreciated but completion of the form is not obligatory. Thank you for your assistance.

Open positions

Job title Location Reference Date
Technical Business Analyst Saltaire / Skipton RNO23-06 31 March 2023
Senior Civil Engineer Warrington SBW23-03 31 March 2023
Senior Hydrologist Warrington SBW23-02 31 March 2023
Coastal Specialist Edinburgh SBW23-01 31 March 2023
Principal Geotechnical Engineer Haywards Heath / Portsmouth RSO23-03 31 March 2023
Project Support Analyst Haywards Heath / Portsmouth RSO23-02 28 February 2023
Project Manager Haywards Heath / Portsmouth RSO23-01 28 February 2023
Environmental Analyst Various RNO23-05 28 February 2023
Senior Hydrogeologist Various RNO22-31 28 February 2023
Assistant Principal Designer Various RES22-03 31 March 2023
Fluvial Geomorphology Analyst Coleshill RSO22-15 28 February 2023
Landscape Architects Various RNO22-29 28 February 2023
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Consultant – Principal grade Saltaire RNO22-28 28 February 2023
Dams & Reservoir Specialist UK JBA23-01 31 December 2023
Internship with Mekong Modelling Associates Cambodia MMA-2023 31 December 2023

Note to Agencies

JBA prefers to recruit candidates directly, rather than through a third party recruiter or agency. We will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a signed recruiting agreement in place between us and the recruiter or agency prior to the submittal, and the candidate is submitted for a specific requisition.

In the case of a candidate(s) being submitted or presented to us by a recruiter or agency without a signed agreement, JBA explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

However, we do support free jobs listing with Find a Job.

Applications and Work Experience

You are welcome to send in a speculative CV and covering letter or you can apply for any of our advertised vacancies by completing our standard application form. In line with our environmental policy we prefer applications to be
sent digitally.

Please send all applications to our Careers Team. If you would like to talk to them about the application procedure you can contact them on +44 (0)1937 837 900.

We also offer work experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Placements are very limited and you should contact your preferred JBA office to check availability.

To apply please email your completed application form
and equality and diversity form to

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