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Jacobs Asset Management/Project Manager-Aviation in Chicago, Illinois

Asset Management/Project Manager-Aviation


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.

Position Summary

We are seeking a resource to support development and implementation of strategic asset management program(s), with primary area of focus being aviation. The selected individual will act as liaison and provide coordination between key stakeholders, including but not limited to Facilities & Maintenance, Engineering, Design, Construction and Capital teams. S/he will be responsible to ensure that inter-communications are established and maintained with key stakeholders in order to secure mutual understanding, unity of action, and effective development and implementation of strategic asset management programs. This position will work closely with the broader Jacobs asset management consulting team to support programs, manage key deliverables an provide needed asset management expertise to the client.

Management and Leadership of strategic asset management program, including but not be limited to the following:

  • Play leadership role in the development and implementation of strategic asset management program in support of the Airport’s strategic vision, goals & objectives

  • Develop and manage project plans to ensure expectations met and key deliverables are delivered on time and within budget

  • Provide leadership, guidance, oversight and coordination of technical staff, consultants, contractors, and committees/teams to ensure the delivery of key elements of the asset management program, with a focus on the airports meeting the needs of customers and to achieve strategic goals concerning airports facilities and existing infrastructure systems.

  • Engaged with identifying and documenting necessary policies and procedures for the asset management program (asset on boarding, warranty management, asset criticalities, naming conventions, hierarchies etc.)

  • Provide technical asset management expertise for key stakeholders

  • Participate in regular management meetings to keep team informed of asset management program, address risk and barrier

  • Primary client liaison regarding asset management program.

  • Development of Key Performance Metrics (KPIs) and performance targets and perform data analytics tasks to report those to management team on regular basis

  • Liaison with airport management on a regular basis to identify and implement process improvement initiatives


  • Bachelors' degree from an accredited University or College in Facilities Management, Construction Management, Business, or a related field, required

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in facilities maintenance, asset management and/or construction operations required

  • Experience in the use of Enterprise Asset Management systems; Maximo, Fleet Focus, Work Day, e-Builder preferred

  • The applicant must have a strong work ethic, be a team player, good organizational skills, ability to work in a fast-past environment, prioritize multiple tasks, work with all levels of employees, departments, and contractors, have excellent written and oral communication skills and work well under little or no supervision

  • Be familiar with RS Means and/or other similar cost estimating methods to develop replacement costs for assets

  • Be familiar with common building systems such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing and other airport specific systems

  • Be familiar with industry standard classification systems such as OmniClass, Uniformart, and Masterformat.

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified preferred

  • Airport experience preferred

  • Able to work overtime and weekends as needed.

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. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language .

Primary Location United States-Illinois-Chicago

Other Locations United States-Virginia-Arlington

Req ID: BI 0008GJ