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Jacobs Risk Manager - Construction - Remote in Carson City, Nevada

Your Impact:

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.

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.

Jacobs is seeking candidates for Program Construction Risk Manager to implement risk management methodology & risk management tools, providing supporting guidance to stakeholders to ensure requirements are understood, applied and used consistently.

· We'll Expect You To:

  • Manage program/project risk for specific clients following Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis (CSRA) and ISO 31000 guidelines.

  • Define risk management framework (policy, strategy, plan), establish risk management process, and organize risk management resources with leadership support.

  • Conduct Risk Assessment Workshops and Training with the project teams and program departments, identify and define risks, evaluate potential impact, and develop effective risk mitigation measures to diminish potential budget and schedule impacts to projects or the program.

  • Manage the assessment, evaluation, prioritization, and update of risks for all Programs or Projects classified as A (high risk) or B (medium risk). Monitor and measure the associated mitigation actions to prevent risk occurrence.

  • Lead and participate in regular risk reviews to identify, capture, and sanction risks, able to apply Monte Carlo analysis to inform and recommend appropriate mitigation actions and ensure progress to recovery plans.

  • Direct and review the cost of mitigation action, budget and actual (both in the risk register and work breakdown structure) and evaluate risks to ensure the Program or Project contingency reserve value is accurate and rigorous cost controls are applied. Perform cost / benefit analysis against contingency reserve actions.

  • Prepare weekly, monthly, semi-annual, and annual reports for risk data, and conduct multiple Risk Assessment Briefings for client and program management.

  • Position may at time require minor supporting of Owner-Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) to including tracking Builder’s Risk claims and managing Insurance Administrators.

Jacob’s health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Eligible employees and their dependents may elect medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan, and if eligible, a deferred compensation plan, and Executive Deferral Plan. We have an unlimited U.S. Personalized Paid Time Off (PPTO) policy for eligible full-time exempt employees, seven paid holidays, one floating holiday, and caregiver leave. Hired applicants will be able to purchase discounted company stock and have the opportunity to receive a performance discretionary bonus.

The base salary range for this position is $103,600 to $140,000. This range reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • BS degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, or related field

  • 5 years of experience as a Risk Manager or similar role, or 7 years of related experience in lieu of BS degree.

  • Preferred 2 years’ experience in managing people or teams.

  • Experience or vast understanding of Project Controls (estimate/cost and schedule).

  • Excellent knowledge of risk methodology and tools, knowledge of key functional disciplines including Engineering, Operations and Procurement.

  • Effective & persuasive in building a network of contacts, creating strong relationships with performing functional areas and clients.

  • Helpful but not required, experience with litigation and/or Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), including change order/claim negotiations, mediation, and arbitration, preferably involving construction claims in the public sector

  • Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and written skill.

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.


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.

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 and supplemental language.