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Jacobs Senior Project Manager for Water Infrastructure in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Project Manager for Water Infrastructure


The Buildings & Infrastructure 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.

As a Senior Project Manager in our Boston office the candidate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of challenging storm water, drinking water and wastewater projects in the New England area. Responsibilities to include selling and delivering work associated with the planning, design, and construction of infrastructure improvements. This position includes responsibility for leading project teams in exceptional delivery of projects related to green and gray infrastructure, conveyance, and asset management. Other responsibilities will include business development for assigned clients and projects, ensuring compliance with Jacobs best practices and procedures, quality assurance/quality control, and project financial performance.

The ideal candidate is a proactive leader with a can-do attitude matched with firmly planted pragmatism. They will be a seasoned, mature and self-confident leader who can bring credibility and confidence to the organization and instill a client focused, value-added orientation to every engagement and project.

Our Senior Project Manager:

  • Keeping everyone safe, and constantly communicating Jacobs’ passion for safety and our Beyond Zero® Culture of Caring into the lives of our employees, clients and contractors

  • Demonstrating the utmost professionalism and ethical behaviors, and consistently advocating for and adhering to the Jacobs’ sales process and procurement integrity guidelines

  • Is familiar with and comfortable working in a matrix organization, and be an effective partner in the development and delivery of water infrastructure projects in New England

  • Balance a combination of business development, client relationship management, and project delivery work.

  • Partnering with Regional Operations and Sales Management to identify new project opportunities and growth-related initiatives

  • Delivers new contracts and projects by developing, maintaining and advancing client relationships through direct contact

  • Understands the nuances of leading project teams and related personalities to deliver successful projects

  • Lead multi-disciplined engineering teams on a variety of assigned projects

  • Perform a wide variety of green and gray infrastructure planning and design services for water resources, wastewater conveyance, coastal engineering and asset management projects

  • Lead the preparation of technical reports, engineering specifications, drawings and perform calculations in support of engineering activities

  • Demonstrates confidence, business acumen, negotiations, interpersonal and communications skills required to maintain effective relationships with clients and represent Jacobs in critical business dealings, relationships, and negotiations with suppliers and business partners.

  • Shows an external focus with engagement in the community as well as the industry including attendance and involvement at technical seminars and industry events.

  • It is anticipated that 80% of the time will be focused on project management with the remaining 20% of the time focused on client development.

  • The position will involve some travel.



  • Bachelor of Science Civil/Environmental Engineering field or equivalent is required

  • Masters in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related discipline and/or Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and/or Project Manager Certificate (PMP) is preferred

  • Professional Engineering (PE) license is required

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in the Public/Private sectors of Water/Wastewater/Storm water Industries is required

  • Experience and proven success in delivering a broad range of project types and sizes with diverse private and public sector clients

  • Experience in the engineering consulting field with planning, study, design and construction of wastewater, water, storm water and/or water resources related projects.

  • Experience with reading and interpreting local, state and federal regulations.

  • Strong desire to provide innovative solutions for projects suiting the Client’s needs

  • Public speaking and conference presentations

  • Engagement with and direct communication with Clients

  • Adept at interpersonal relationship building, conflict resolution, and participating in diverse teams

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-Massachusetts-Boston

Req ID: BIA0004PY