Jacobs Project Engineer (Space Planning) in Arlington, Virginia

Project Engineer (Space Planning)


The Buildings & Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities 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.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Jacobs Project Manager, the Project Engineer will provide technical, administrative and management support for building construction projects with emphasis on space planning, space inventory reporting and move management.

The work location for this position is NW Washington, DC.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists management in identification and resolution of immediate and future space needs.

  • Researches and compiles data for various reports; assists in the preparation of comprehensive, highly technical, or complex reports and analyses.

  • Makes recommendations and develops large and small-scale space planning scenarios to fulfill short and long-term University requirements.

  • Prepares architectural, furniture, and space allocation drawings using computer aided design and drafting (CADD) tools.

  • Coordinates and oversees office and facilities moves and space relocation activities.

  • Maintains verifies and updates space inventory information; assimilates information or data from new construction, renovations, and various remodeling into master computerized or automated system files.

  • Manages master CAD files to ensure accuracy and consistency.

  • Assigns or classifies space according to pertinent standards and procedures.

  • Monitors project schedules and budgets

  • Prepares agendas, prepare and distribute meeting minutes.



  • Bachelor’s in Architecture, Environmental Design or Interiors

  • Minimum 3 years of design experience with emphasis on space planning

  • Proficiency using AutoCAD and MS Office tools.

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: BIA0001DU