Jacobs Construction Manager – Transportation in Arlington, Virginia

Construction Manager – Transportation


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Our team is experiencing exciting growth within our established practice and we have a need for an experienced Construction Project Manager to join our team in Washington, DC metro market.

To manage the assigned elements of a construction project to assure quality of the contractor’s compliance with the plans and contract documents, manage project personnel staffing, project inspection, and contract administration under the direction of the Area Construction Engineers.

To manage the assigned elements of a construction project to assure quality of the contractor’s compliance with the plans and contract documents, manage project personnel staffing, project inspection, and contract administration under the direction of the Area Construction Engineers.

  • Manages assigned project elements which may involve structures, roadways, and other transportation facilities.

  • Duties include analyzing and interpreting project plans and specifications to ensure project constructability; identifies design errors for the Department; determines impact for Client; interprets unclear contract language; work order time impact analysis, maintain and report contractor’s daily production rates, prepare independent detailed construction estimates; makes recommendations for partial and final contractor payments, monitors project budgets and recommends any needed adjustments to the Area Construction Engineer; supervises and manages inspection personnel and makes recommendations on project staffing.

  • Conduct pre-construction conference, utility coordination meetings, construction progress meetings and other types of conferences; writes project management correspondence, and approves or rejects recommendations made by project inspectors.

  • Recommends resolution of field construction problems recommends design changes; performs analysis and prepares work orders, seeks input from the project controls group regarding the schedule/cost impact and works with the project design group, materials, environmental, traffic engineering right of way, the public and all other parties necessary to meet contract schedules and requirements.


  • Bachelor of Science in Construction or Engineering is preferred

  • Professional Engineering license is preferred

  • Certified Construction Manager, CCM, is required

  • At least 10 years of experience in the management of roadway construction projects with considerable knowledge of roadway, structure, traffic engineering, construction methods, procedures, practices, plans, specifications, and contracts; materials used and performance, environmental, legal, and safety responsibilities related to construction of transportation facilities is required

  • Working knowledge of the VDOT Road and Bridge Specifications, Road and Bridge Standards, Construction Manual, and Inspector Manual; and knowledge in the use of electronic data processing equipment and contract management software. Skill in the use of survey, nuclear density, and materials testing equipment.

  • Ability to supervise and manage employee work groups.

  • Ability to interpret roadway plans, specifications, and contracts.

  • Ability to prepare technical, financial, administrative, and explanatory correspondence.

Essential Functions: Intermittent sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, and lifting. Lifting requirements limited to 20 lbs. in the form of supplies, drawings, etc. Longest distance carried of 50 feet. Hand manipulation is required for simple grasping, pushing and pulling, and fine manipulation. Right and/or left hands utilized. Occasional need to reach and/or work above the shoulder, for supplies, as well as below the shoulder for same. No foot controls necessary. Must be alert to equipment in the field, there will be occasional travel, will work near construction job site equipment when in the field, occasional need to work near hazardous equipment and machinery, occasional need to walk on uneven ground, exposure to dust, gas or fumes, exposure to noise, extremes in temperature or humidity, and potential work at heights.

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Arlington

Req ID: BIA0001C0