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Jacobs Project Manager - Water/Wastewater Design in Austin, Texas

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Jacobs in Austin, TX is seeking a Project Manager for our Water Practice Group. You’ll provide the ability to contribute immediately to Water and Wastewater (W/WW) project development and execution of varying sizes as part of a growing office.

As a Project Manager you’ll perform project design engineering, project design staff oversight, quality control, project management, client development, proposal preparation and sales pursuits for W/WW treatment plant and conveyance projects in Texas. You’ll have a strong understanding of principles and theories of water hydraulics, pipeline mechanics and materials, operation and control, and installation means and methods. You’ll be responsible for performing all aspects of facility engineering. In this position, you’ll work under the supervision of the Water Manager of Projects. Familiarity with and/or the ability and desire to use production tools, such as modeling software and computer equipment are a must.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Delivering large and/or multiple projects on time, within budget and in conformance with the contract documents.

  • Providing effective, skilled project management to help reduce the costs of delivering projects and adding value to the business by applying proven project management techniques.

  • Assist in the execution of existing backlog and assist in the development of new work pursuits.

  • Functions as a team lead for projects including acting as the liaison to internal departments as needed: plan, organize and direct design staff and key field positions.

  • Execution of project designs and oversight of construction.

  • Interface with the client to ensure expectations are identified and carried out.

  • Responsible for project safety when part of our contract responsibility.

  • Responsible for the safety of Jacobs staff.

  • Participates in corporate initiatives to assist in meeting the company’s goals.

  • Assesses project requirements, while developing and recommending a sound approach or application to meet the needs of the project and client.

  • Ensures that project deliverables satisfy project requirements and schedule.

  • Determines, monitors and reviews costs, operational budgets, schedules and staffing requirements for projects.

  • Manages and enhances project quality by providing ideas and suggestions to the team aimed at improving the effectiveness of their role and of the project activities in general.

  • Establishes appropriate metrics for measuring key project criteria.

  • Facilitates the creation of communication plans, ensuring that appropriate information is exchanged among key stakeholders, and conducts status review meetings among project team members and clients.

  • Supervise the work of others when assigned.

  • Performs other incidental and related duties as required.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or another related field of study

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Texas

  • Demonstrable experience in the design and construction of W/WW facilities and/or infrastructure: planning, design and construction of potable water and wastewater treatment and conveyance design

  • Experience working with local municipalities and utility companies

  • Ability to utilize computer systems as a tool to effectively manage projects

  • Must be able to demonstrate the following skills: leadership, oral and written communication, planning, team work, decision making, judgment and problem solving.

  • Experience with presenting and leading/participating in project meetings

  • Experience related to directing, coordinating, and supervising a staff: consisting of multiple Construction Managers, Office Design Engineers, Project Control Manager, Contracts / Procurement Manager and multiple Field Inspectors

  • Knowledge of scheduling, spreadsheet, document, and database software (such as Contracts Manager (Expedition), P3E, Microsoft Office package, and/or other related software)

  • Knowledge of and experience in reviewing and understanding a contractor’s Safety Plan and QA/QC Plan

  • Experience in reviewing and overseeing a Document Control Plan, and development/ utilization of a Project Procedures Manual

Ideally You’ll Also Have:

  • Previous experience on assignment(s) with multiple projects with a construction value of over $20 million

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 $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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