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

We provide a few little extras to say thank you and to help you achieve that all important work-life balance.

Flexible working hours: We have flexible start and finish times and an annual leave package that increases
with service.

Staff awards: Our annual awards recognise staff achievements, such as in innovation.

Benefits: We provide medical assistance, health and life insurance, childcare vouchers, a profit-sharing programme, and contributory pension plan.

Low Carbon Travel Awards: You could earn an extra £150 per year by travelling to work in a sustainable way, such as cycling, car-sharing, walking or by taking public transport.

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
Principal Civil Engineer Peterborough RES21-09 30 June 2021
Senior Civil Engineer Peterborough RES21-08 30 June 2021
Dams & Reservoir Engineer Any JBA21-02 30 June 2021
Software Developer Skipton RNO21-06 30 September 2021
Digital Communication Assistant via Kickstart Scheme. Skipton KSBE2362F1 10 May 2021
Internship with Mekong Modelling Associates Cambodia MMA-2021 31 December 2021
Flood Appraisal Specialist Edinburgh SBW21-06 31 May 2021
Assistant Land Surveyor Edinburgh SBW21-05 31 May 2021
Chartered Senior Landscape Architect / Landscape Architect Saltaire RNO21-05 31 May 2021
Apprentice – Business Administrator – Fixed Term Contract Skipton OPD21-02 15 May 2021
Flood Risk and Resilience Analyst Skipton RNO21-03 30 June 2021
Hydraulic Modeller Coleshill,/Exeter/Haywards Heath/Newcastle/Newport/Skipton RSO21-05 31 May 2021
Senior Drainage/Civil Engineer Haywards Heath RSO21-02 31 May 2021
Senior/Principal Engineer Haywards Heath RSO21-01 31 May 2021
Hydrologist Coleshill/Exeter/Haywards Heath/Newport RSO20-20 31 May 2021
Ecologist / Senior Ecologist Doncaster RES21-01 31 May 2021
Principal Environmental Analyst Haywards Heath / Newport RSO20-17 31 May 2021

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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I enjoy working for JBA because of the variety of projects I get involved in.

JBA Graduate
Rachel Perks
Assistant Analyst, Marine and Coastal Risk Management

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