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Jacobs Facilities Project Manager/Engineer in Dugway, Utah

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Your Impact:

Mission Statement

Jacobs provides field, range, testing, chemical, and biological laboratory support to the U.S. Army at the West Desert Test Center (WDTC) located at Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), UT. As a major test site for the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, the WDTC is responsible for the test and evaluation of chemical and biological (CB) defense systems, incendiary and smoke/obscuration munitions systems, and related operational concepts.

In addition to these responsibilities, we also support non-CB testing at the WDTC for the DOD and other Federal agencies, including environmental assessment/impact evaluation and munitions demilitarization.

Our Dugway Operation was established in 2004 with the award of the Field, Range, Chamber, and Laboratory Support Services (FRC&LSS) contract to Jacobs. Through the FRC&LSS contract, we have integrated with Mellor Engineering, TOPE, and JRAD with a composite staff size of more than 170 personnel.

Job Description

Performs professional engineering work in the preparation or assist in the preparation of civil, structural, mechanical, and architectural designs, drawings, and specifications for construction, alterations, renovations, additions, and rehabilitation projects for West Desert Test Center (WDTC), roads/taxiways, new facilities, and infrastructure upgrades to include office buildings, laboratories, production facilities, storage facilities, utilities, test fixtures/chambers, and target systems.

Projects may involve extensive research or broad application of engineering principles. The chosen candidate will interface with WDTC customers in the development of project requirements, scope, engineering work requests, engineering/design drawings, and other documents associated with the development of the project. The candidate may be required to perform inspections on existing facilities and identify areas of concern with HVAC systems, electrical systems, structural integrity, and all general purposes of the facility.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Planning or Construction Management

  • Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

  • Two years of responsible facility planning and construction project management experience.

  • Knowledge of: Construction management principles; Facility planning principles; Architectural and engineering principles, practices, and procedures: Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes; Negotiation techniques, Construction design standards; Budgeting principles: Contract Management Principles: and Advanced project management principles.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

Mellor is looking for a candidate with experience and able to perform various types of tasks, including but not limited to:

  • A background or knowledge in Facility Management/Construction

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Working knowledge of Topographic survey

  • Experience with general computer tasks and fluency in MS Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook)

  • Self-starter, resourceful person able to work independently or in a team environment

  • Ability and Desire to learn new skills

  • Must be able to read and understand construction plans and specifications

  • Ability to research and identify what code/regulations applies to the project

  • Able to generate project cost estimates

Essential Functions for Position

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Physical Requirements

  • Medium- Exerts up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time.

Work Environment

  • Work site is located at Dugway Proving Ground

  • Dugway Proving Ground has implemented specific COVID-19 mitigation measures and contract employees must comply with established guidance.

Equipment and Machines

Ability to operate office equipment such as a personal computer, printer, copy machine, telephone, fax machine and other equipment including desk supplies and other work-related tools as required.


  • Regular hours will be between Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines

  • Must exhibit flexibility of work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.

Other Essential Functions

Must always demonstrate professional behavior when dealing with customers, management, and co-workers.

Must have clear, concise, and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written.

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others.

Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner.

Independent personal transportation to office or work site is required.

Travel to and from customer’s locations and the test fields may be required to support projects.

This may involve airline travel.

When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.

This position will require a valid driver license to operate a variety of vehicles.

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) .