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Jacobs Design Project Manager in Hampton, Virginia

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Your Impact:

Responsible for managing design engineering projects of all sizes, disciplines, and complexity, and/or multiple projects. Assist in managing large and complex projects or group of projects to include disciplines of mechanical, electrical, controls, civil, architectural, and structural engineering.

  • Serve as a point of contact for development and discussion of project objectives, scope, and budget within the company and between the company and the client

  • Lead a team in the accomplishment of work on projects of large size and in the development of all required documentation/deliverables within budget and schedule constraints

  • Control project work accomplishments vs. scope of services contracted, assess progress vs. schedule and budget; resolve conflicts or elevate conflicts to management level necessary for resolution

  • Occasionally required to perform project management activities for construction services/projects in house to maintain a balanced workload

Here’s What You’ll Need:


BS degree from an accredited engineering school and five (5) to eight (8) years of engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and four (4) to six (6) years of engineering experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school and zero (0) to three (3) years of related engineering experience. Candidate should have detailed knowledge and experience in processes and procedures to develop a bid-ready design package for the Customer.

  • Skillful in the development of construction drawings, contract specifications, cost estimating, and other design project deliverables

  • Candidate should have experience overseeing multi-discipline engineering staff to assemble complete packages for the Customer

  • Demonstrate competence in project management and technical competence in engineering discipline field(s) and knowledge of company policies and practices

  • Requires demonstrated leadership skills, ability to function under pressure, demonstrate resource management capability, technical competence and thorough knowledge of engineering and project’s policies and practices

  • Project Management oversight for design projects with the understanding of design documentation requirements and preparation to complete a successful project capable of being taken directly to construction

  • Member of Project Management Institute (PMI) and holds a PMP®/CMRP® certification (preferred, not required)

  • Proficient in Microsoft word, excel, project, and Outlook

  • Knowledgeable in budget reporting and understanding programs associated with project management

Essential Functions

Work Environment:

Office environment. (65%) Test facilities and active construction site environment - loud noise and potentially hazardous

equipment operation. (35%) Travel between office and various facilities is required.

Physical Requirements:

Limited time spent on active construction sites. Must be physically capable of walking and climbing over rough terrain and working at elevated heights and confined spaces. Construction sites are commonly areas of high noise levels due to construction equipment and facility test operations. (35%) Appropriate PPE and training will be provided for all conditions. Must be able to walk, stand, bend, twist and sit for extended periods as well as climb, crawl, and lift up to 35 lbs.

Equipment and Machines:

Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, fax, copier, etc.) (65%) including the following typical PC Software-Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Microsoft Project.

Safety and Personal Protective Equipment (35%)


Regular attendance mandatory (100%)

Overtime/work outside normal schedule required (5% - 20%)

Other Essential Functions:

U.S. Citizenship required. Valid driver’s license is required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance as required. Must be able to work in a team atmosphere and put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must be able to balance scope, schedule and budget to insure project success. The work environment requires the ability to cooperate and work with individuals

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .