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Jacobs Project Engineer - Controls in Chicago, Illinois

Project Engineer - Controls


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.

Position Summary

  • This Project Engineer post is required to support the Project Controls team on a variety of projects delivered for our Client

  • The candidate should have good leadership qualities, be highly motivated, well organized and capable of working within a closely knit team

  • Manage, analyze and report program KPIs to client, invoice management, master program schedule

  • Preparation of spreadsheets and a wide variety of routine cost analyses, cash flow, and other cost related evaluations and other project controls duties as assigned

  • Effectively communicate with project management, other project leads, and the client is required

  • Provide technical support to Project Managers and be responsible for developing and maintaining

project cost/change controls, and project budget and accounting records

  • Coordinates and monitors schedule updates, invoices and submittals

  • Assist in managing and reviewing the progress of contractors & construction schedules

  • Review weekly and monthly reports on the status and progress of the contracts, including project costs and potential changes

  • Report the status of projects to Jacobs & business / market leader

  • Attend client program meetings as needed

  • A safety leader through example, words, and compliance

  • Oversee construction quality assurance


  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, project management, or related technical field

  • 0-5 years of project management experience preferred.

  • Proven experience in the cost analysis, Key Performance Indicators (KPI), status reporting development, documenting project procedures and CPM Schedule management which adheres to industry best practices

  • Experienced in Oracle and Microsoft Projects, and with e-Builder

  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office Suite applications. Experienced in Microsoft Access is a plus

Essential Functions:

Intermittent sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, and lifting. Lifting requirements limited to 20 lbs. in the form of supplies, drawings, etc. Longest distance carried of 50 feet. Hand manipulation is required for simple grasping, pushing and pulling, and fine manipulation. Right and/or left hands utilized. Occasional need to reach and/or work above the shoulder, for supplies, as well as below the shoulder for same. No foot controls necessary. Must be alert to equipment in the field, there will be occasional travel, will work near construction job site equipment when in the field, occasional need to work near hazardous equipment and machinery, occasional need to walk on uneven ground, exposure to dust, gas or fumes, exposure to noise, extremes in temperature or humidity, and potential work at heights.

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.



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Job Engineering

Primary Location United States-Illinois-Chicago-US IL Chicago - Chicago Public School

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: NOR0000SM