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Jacobs Sr Project Director in Cary, North Carolina

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:

The Sr. Project Director will work with sales and management team to pursue new EPCMQV projects in the Biopharma/Life Sciences industry. The position has management level employees on the project as direct reports which may include Design, Engineering, Procurement, Project Controls, and Construction. This position is client facing and would be the direct contact with an emphasis on ensuring Safety, Schedule, Cost, and Scope for the full life cycle of the project.

You will be responsible for overall Engineering and Construction project delivery (cost, schedule, quality, information, contracts). Leads project from estimate through close out documentation.

Review and or revise and update the project schedule including pre-design, design, engineering, and construction activities;

Manage supplier change orders and construction costs.

Prepare or oversee the preparation of process flow diagrams, process and instrumentation diagrams and process and utility equipment documents.

Responsible for delivering the commercial margin on the project.

Manages all budgets, schedules, scope development, design and construction contracts, documents, procedures and controls for project

Requires knowledge of construction techniques and equipment in order to develop strategies and manage overall quality and efficient daily production of equipment

Insure that the contract specifications and plans are accurate and identify all requirements in compliance with legal codes, regulatory requirements and meet engineering and technical standards.

Design your 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.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • BS in an Engineering discipline, Construction Management, or Architecture.

  • 25+ years’ experience as a Project Manager in Construction required in an Engineering and Construction organization.

  • Ability and experience to lead and manage projects $200mm or greater

  • Strong Safety culture and mindset experience.

  • The successful candidate must have recent and broad experience in the design and construction of biopharmaceutical facilities. Types of work should include site development, infrastructure and utility installation (clean and plant), main process areas, finishing and packaging and support facilities to include labs and office buildings.

  • Strong working knowledge of pre-design and pre-construction, systems/components and technology, contract management, project delivery methods, team building and client relationship building required

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Construction Manager (CCM), or Architect license/certification

  • Ability to travel, take project from home office to the field.


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.