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Jacobs Midwest Deputy Group Leader - Water in Chicago, Illinois

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:

As our global supply and ask for water grows, solving the world’s most complex water challenges requires different thinking – and that’s where we come in. We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated Midwest Deputy Group Leader to join our growing Water team.

You'll play a key role as part of our high-performing Water Teams across Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois, and lead exciting projects that transform the stewardship of water across the Midwest.

As our Deputy Group Leader you will have the chance to work with clients to develop water strategies that improve the management of water resources, grow our teams, and support our national and global geographic operations. Collaborating with other members of our team, you'll guide, develop, and lead planning and design efforts in hydrologic/hydraulic modeling, stormwater improvements, flood control, stream restoration, and/or water and wastewater related design and construction tasks and projects.

If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Be a part of the solution that helps us address the issue of our generation –Water.

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.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Engineering or related degree

  • At least ten (10) years of experience in water, wastewater and/or /watershed planning, design

  • At least ten (10) years of experience in project or task management activities related to water engineering projects

  • Excellent communicator

  • Experience leading teams with a passion for sustainability and developing the infrastructure needed to serve communities

Ideally You'll Also Have:

  • Master’s Degree with broad learning in water applied subjects

  • Experience in developing a clear vision, clients, proposals and project management

  • Experience in MN, IA, WI and/or IL

  • Proven track record in resource management and team building

  • Adept at interpersonal relationship building, conflict resolution, and leading/collaborating with diverse teams


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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.