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Jacobs Wastewater Licensed Operations Manager - Baton Rouge, LA in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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.

Jacobs is seeking an Operations Manager to join our collaborative team in Louisiana. As the Operations Manager you’ll work with project staff to oversee the operations, biosolids and laboratory practices of our plants. Working with other members of our team you’ll apply knowledge of the principles, methods and tools employed in the general operation of engines, pumps, valves, motors and related equipment, wastewater process control, permit compliance, and safe work practices. You’ll also diagnose operating problems and direct effective correction procedures; prepare required reports, evaluate actual vs budget spend, and maintain complete recordkeeping procedures; analyze recording instrument readings and laboratory test results and adjust various plant processes accordingly; perform plant inspections to determine efficiency of operations, cleanliness, and maintenance activities including remedial action in emergencies; and supervise, evaluate and train employees.

Bring your team-focus, adaptability, and commitment to excellence, and we’ll help you grow what drives you – and deliver the world’s most challenging Operations Management projects, together.

**These positions are contingent on award of the project. We are pipelining the candidate pool with plans to staff January 2023 timeframe.

**Prefer local candidates (or candidates having local experience in LA)

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here's what you’ll need:

• High school diploma or equivalent and Five (5) plus years of experience in the operation of water or wastewater facilities

• State of Louisiana Wastewater Certification Level IV, or ability to obtain through reciprocity within 6 months of hire

• Supervisory experience at a water or wastewater facility

• Excellent oral and written communications, self-motivation, team-oriented work practices, strong technical problem-solving skills

• Experience with planning, scheduling operational activities and inventory control

• Experience working within an approved budget, tracking costs, adjusting activities and optimizing labor and materials

• Experience with process control of multiple treatment technologies

• Optimization experience on topics such as chemical usage

• Experience with process control strategies, high flow weather events, sludge handling, chemical dosing, sampling and testing

• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

• Valid State Driver’s License with no major infractions

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

• Familiar with NPDES, Air Quality, and Stormwater Permits and successful permit compliance

• Knowledge of safe work practices; principles and methods of biological and chemical sewage analyses, effects and problems of industrial waste in wastewater treatment processes

• Knowledge of principles of budget preparation and expenditure control

• Knowledge of laboratory practices

• Knowledge of computer software including data management systems, HACH WIMS, CMMS and possess the ability to operate plant PLC’s and SCADA systems

• Demonstrated ability to engage and motivate teams and to respond to emergency situations

• Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the client, the general public, coworkers, elected and appointed officials

• Ability to travel/walk to job sites to develop work plans with technicians and management

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

Safety is a core value at Jacobs. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees. This position will spend a substantial amount of time performing safety sensitive labor or services. Due to the nature of the job passing a Fitness for Duty testing is required to ensure candidates for this position are physically and functionally fit to perform the essential physical work functions of this safety sensitive position without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of themselves or others.

The physical and environmental demands required to perform the essential duties of this position include standing, walking, sitting, coordination, balance and agility demands, which may include the ability to stoop, kneel, squat, grasp, reach, perform repetitive hand movements. Additional demands may involve a specific level of dexterity, grip strength, climbing and cardiorespiratory demands. The work areas may be indoor, outdoor, have loud noise, active machinery, high pressure fluid systems, electrical equipment, confined spaces, heights and depths, fumes, air borne particles, noxious gases, and chemicals. The use of appropriate safety equipment will be mandatory in these areas to prevent hazardous contact.

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) .

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.

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