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Jacobs Registered Architect (Water Wastewater Facilities) 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:

Both bringing in clean water and taking out waste are necessary for our world’s communities. Here at Jacobs we get to provide the transportation and storage needed to make this happen in our world.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Architect to join our Chicago team.

As a design professional, we will look to you to primarily support senior-level engineers and project managers. Bring your expertise to conduct technical evaluations, generate designs, and provide engineering services during construction at water and wastewater facilities.

If you are self-motivated with a long-term desire to grow personally as well as professionally within the Upper Midwest, we'd like to hear from you.

Grow your career with a company that is constantly pushing for more innovative and cost-effective solutions to give more people access to safe drinking water and protecting our natural water resources.

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/Master’s Degree in architecture from an NCARB accredited institution

  • Registered Architect license

  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certification

  • At least 8 years of experience in Architecture

  • Experience delivering design projects, from project definition through final building design

  • Experience writing specifications, with sustainable building design, building design, code and life safety, condition and space use studies

  • Experience with Life safety and OSHA requirements

  • Understanding of building and fire codes, energy codes and building envelope design

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Willingness to learn Jacobs’ proprietary tools

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • Consulting experience for municipal water and wastewater clients, or similar work water or wastewater industry public- or private-sector experience

  • Time management skills to complete tasks on schedule and budget

  • Experience providing engineering services during construction

  • Self-motivated with skills needed to work remotely and independently, particularly during pandemic

  • Involvement in professional society organizations, community organization or other leadership roles with volunteer organizations


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.