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Jacobs Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) SCADA Specialist in Austin, Texas

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we don’t settle – always looking beyond to raise the bar and deliver with excellence. We apply our expertise and knowledge as we look into the future with great optimism and focus. We don’t settle until we give our best and know that we’re making a difference. 

Our Texas SCADA team is looking to bring on an Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) SCADA Specialist to work with our Center of Excellence in the South Region. You’ll use your strong technical knowledge to provide systems automation solutions that span the full project life cycles from conceptual planning, design, configuration, installation, testing, startup, and post commissioning services.

You’ll join our diverse multi-discipline teams allowing you to both share what you know and learn so you can grow. Our preferred candidate is an organized self-starter that can work independently on client sites, can work cooperatively with a strong team, and that is willing to grow their knowledge base to meet the demands of a fast evolving field. Join us and we will assist you in continued development of your skills and exploring all that you can do across our global company. Our team works on a wide variety of projects ranging from water/wastewater lift stations to large treatment plant projects and to even some of the largest water plants in the world.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Your most impactful mission in this role is to act as a champion for our TogetherBeyond culture of caring at Jacobs. TogetherBeyond is our approach to living inclusion every day and enabling diversity and quality globally. For us, this means creating a culture of belonging where we all thrive by embracing all perspectives.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Associate, Bachelor, or Master degree in Engineering or Computer Science or similar related major or certification

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in Texas and Oklahoma, or ability to be registered within 12 months

  • 10 years or more of experience providing systems automation solutions utilizing expertise in PLC & HMI programming and SCADA systems

  • Experience delivering projects for municipal, state, and/or federal clients

  • Experience providing systems automation solutions for water/wastewater treatment facility and conveyance system projects

  • Experience successfully working with multi-disciplinary teams in a fast-paced team environment

  • Experience utilizing and developing HMI and PLC databases as well as developing HMI graphics and PLC code.

  • Ability to travel to meet project and client needs

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Strong communications skills with internal team members and clients

  • Experience using the following PLC programming software:

  • Rockwell Automation Studio 5000 Logix Designer

  • Schneider Electric Unity Pro

  • GE Proficy Machine Edition

  • Experience with the following HMI Systems:

  • Wonderware Intouch and System Platform

  • GE Proficy iFix

  • Rockwell Automation RSView

  • VTScada

Ignition SCADA Software

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language. (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf)

U.S. Government Executive Order on ensuring adequate COVID safety protocols:

As a federal contractor of the U.S. government, Jacobs is subject to the Executive Order requiring companies who support U.S. government contracts to ensure their covered employees are fully COVID-19 vaccinated or approved for a legally-entitled medical or religious accommodation.

Full vaccination is NOT required at this time for positions that are not covered by the federal contractor Executive Order, that do not require performance of work in a Jacobs office, and that do not have full vaccination as a client requirement where work is performed at a client site.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.