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Jacobs Senior System Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Senior System Manager


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.

We are seeking a Rail Systems Design Manager in Chicago, IL to;

  • Work with other disciplines and sales staff on project pursuits

  • Plan, direct and coordinate activities of the project rail systems team (train control/ signal, communications, and traction electrification system engineers) to ensure the goals or objectives of these projects are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

  • Establishes work plan and multi-disciplinary staffing for each phase of project and arranges for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.

  • Directs and coordinates activities of Rail Systems engineers, interfacing engineers and Technicians to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.

  • Maintains positive relationships with contractor and their staff.

  • Serves as a representative at internal and client meetings, presentations and public hearings/reviews relative to assigned projects.

  • Develops, reviews and obtains confirmation of financial and project delivery schedule activities of design and construction as they relate to all disciplines involved.

  • Actively involved in quality control for the Systems disciplines.



  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical preferred) is required

  • Registered as a Professional Engineer and ability to be licensed in Illinois and Indiana is required

  • At least 10 years’ experience in the design and integration of rail transit systems is required

  • Specific experience in design and integration of transit signal systems preferred

  • At least 10 years’ experience in design management or supervisory capacity of commuter rail or light rail transit system or equivalent transit design experience is required

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Job Electrical

Primary Location United States-Illinois-Chicago-US IL Chicago - Civil - Chicago

Job Type Experienced

Travel No

Req ID: NOR0000WG