Jacobs Manager of Projects - Buildings Project Delivery in Arlington, Virginia

Manager of Projects - Buildings Project Delivery


As a global leader of Program Management and Construction Management (PM/CM) services with projects ranging from $1 million to programs that cost up to $10 billion, we deliver award winning total Design and/or Construction Management projects for public and private sector clients. From the planning and pre-construction phases, through complete construction of the project, to the post-construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance, we make our clients’ goals and aspirations a reality. Project sector and types include: Aviation, Emergency Operations & Data Centers, Healthcare, both Higher Education and K-12, Hospitality & Entertainment, Correctional & Rehabilitation Facilities, and Research & Development Facilities.

Position Summary

Reporting directly to Global Management, this position has overall management responsibility for direct reports at-site and for support personnel working from the home office. Under a CM-at-Risk (CMAR), CM-as-Constructor (CMc), or Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) or Design Build (DB) delivery strategy, the Manager of Projects (MOP) provides project execution expertise through team leadership, technical acumen, financial, schedule and quality control, commercial and risk management to meet project and Company objectives. The MOP will lead safety, development of our team, capturing and growing work with our clients, delivery of outstanding services and compliance with requirements for our Buildings and Infrastructure projects (BIAF).

Metrics & KPIs:

  • HSE performance of projects in their portfolio

  • Gross Margin (GM) delivered relative to the as-contracted GM of their portfolio of projects (Margin Erosion as a % of GM)

  • Client management and satisfaction, and overall Quality/CPARS ratings

  • Operational Sales within existing portfolios and contracts

  • Aligned PM Performance

  • Operational governance, process adherence and quality

  • Claims against the company

Key Roles & Responsibilities:


  • Ensures adherence and cultivates a culture to HSE requirements for all projects in their portfolio and aligned PMs to keep our staff, contractors, clients and adjacent personnel and property safe


  • Manages, coaches and provides skill and career development for aligned PMs and front-line delivery management

  • Oversees talent engagement of aligned PMs

  • Supports career development of PMs through the Project Manager Advancement Program (PMAP)

  • Ensures succession plans are in place for individuals in key roles and recommends hiring and terminations of PMs in coordination with others

  • Drives team to provide outstanding service and solutions to Clients

  • Keeps Global and Regional Management and Director(s) of Programs informed of and engaged in critical project issues and developments

Sales and Delivery

  • Supports the development of, reviews and approves proposal/pricing, schedules and risk reserves. Engages Management, Program Director(s), legal, contracts and compliance in the review and approval process

  • Ensures that differentiating solutions and technologies are applied to pursuits and projects to win and deliver outstanding projects

  • Assists the PM and Client Account Managers (CAMs) with Client management and satisfaction leading to growth of business with Client

  • Manages performance of designers, vendors and subcontractors by utilizing the skills and knowledge of our project managers and support teams

  • Work with Regional Management, Program Director(s) and project financial team for Business Plan Forecast, ensuring that Project ETCs are forecasted accurately

  • Drives the delivery of budgeted GM for a portfolio of projects and aligned PMs. Enhances GM results through focus on change management, cash management and delivery of high quality, value added services to our clients

  • Shares best practices and lessons learned to promote continuous product and process improvement


  • Ensures compliance with all Project Execution Group and Quality policies, procedures, protocols and work instructions and appropriate use of all mandated project tools

  • Reviews, approves and ensures ongoing update and management of the Project Risk Register/Mitigation Plan, Project Execution Plan and the Project Quality Plan

  • Conducts monthly Operational Project Reviews (OPRs) on all projects and publishes the project review report with critical issues and actions

  • Attends Administrative Project Reviews (APRs) as required to discuss projects within their portfolio meeting the APR thresholds

  • Reviews monthly accuracy of EACs and addresses variances or issues with PMs

  • Monitors accounts receivable (AR) and unbilled revenue and works with PMs to address issues as needed

  • Ensures adherence to the Quality Plan including Expectation Surveys, Satisfaction Surveys, checks of deliverables and audits of the QC process

  • Ensures PMs work with Operational/Group/Design Leaders for assignment of appropriate staff to projects


  • Approximate 75% travel anticipated



  • Minimum 15 years’ successfully and directly managing profit and loss for multiple simultaneous US Federal Government and/or complex non-government Buildings and Infrastructure CMAR, CMc, ECP or DB projects

  • Past history of successfully delivering US Federal Government and/or complex non-government Buildings and Infrastructure CMAR, CMc, ECP or DB projects

  • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering discipline, Construction Management, or Architecture required.

  • Strong working knowledge of pre-design and pre-construction activities, building and/or industrial systems/components and technology, contract administration, project delivery methods, team building and client relationship management skills required.

  • Advanced knowledge and experience of construction management processes, means and methods required.

  • Expert knowledge of building products, construction details and relevant rules, regulations and quality standards preferred.

  • Certified Construction Manager (CCM), Professional Engineer (PE) or Architect license/certification preferred.

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: BIA0001EC