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Jacobs Mechanical Engineer (Remote) in Helena, Montana

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:

At Jacobs, we don’t settle – always looking beyond to raise the bar and deliver with excellence. We apply our expertise and knowledge as we look into the future with great optimism and focus. We don’t settle until we give our best and know that we’re making a difference.

We're looking for a Mechanical Engineer who is excited about working on projects that enable the heart of our clients’ business ( several U.S remote locations will be considered ). Join us and you’ll have the chance to work on projects at some of the world’s most state-of-the-art data centers and commercial facilities. You’ll be accountable for schedule and technical quality of challenging engineering tasks, as you gain familiarity with the client’s expectations, scope, budget and schedule. You’ll also provide on-site assistance during startup, coordinating work activities with other staff members and the discipline lead. Your multi-discipline, highly interactive team will successfully deliver on the design, development, application, evaluation, recommendation, and specification of engineered systems and products for building HVAC, Plumbing, and Fire Protection Systems.

You will be responsible for performing all aspects of mechanical engineering and design; independently apply advanced engineering techniques and analysis within the discipline. You will develop designs that require innovation and ingenuity; perform work with little to no supervision; review work of discipline team for adequacy on completion; provide technical guidance to drafters/designers and engineers.

General Tasks Performed:

  • Plan and conduct work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and adaptation of advanced engineering techniques, procedures, analyses, and criteria for problems and methods.

  • Perform a variety of engineering work in the initial planning and design phase of equipment, systems, or processes.

  • Establish design criteria in accordance with industry standards

  • Write scopes of work, estimate time and effort required to perform work; predict staffing needs, complete staffing matrices; plan the execution of the project from kick-off through construction; complete equipment matrices, drawing list(s), etc.

  • Prepare specifications and provide input to define necessary subcontracts and requisitions.


  • Has deep knowledge of multiple subject areas or disciplines, as well as a thorough understanding of business objectives, priorities, and strategy for own area, and understands industry practices and competitors.

  • Requires extensive progressive experience in general engineering.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify various options to solve technical problems, describe pros and cons of each option, present options/findings to entire internal design team as well as client technical staff (engineers, architects, operations, etc.)

  • Has successfully acted as design engineer in all areas of discipline

  • Successfully acts (or acting) as discipline lead on large multi-discipline project

Your role keeps our company connected and we’ll support you with what you need to be successful.  Bring your creativity, ambitious spirit and extreme attention to detail, and we’ll help you grow, pursue and fulfill what drives you – so we can deliver extraordinary solutions for a better tomorrow, together.  

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • Professional Engineer - PE Registration required

  • At least 4 years of practical application of mechanical engineering design in building systems, such as HVAC, fire protection, plumbing, and their construction

  • Effective communication skills both verbal and written

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Interest and ability to learn data center sector

  • Ability to travel 10-25%

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit software

  • Experience with advanced facilities, such as high-tech manufacturing, semiconductor, data center, or similar

  • History of excellent client and contractor interaction and support

  • Forward thinking, eager to learn best practices, and contribute with innovative ideas

  • Displayed ability to learn quickly and driven to broaden knowledge base

  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively in a variety of teams, including multi-disciplinary teams from preliminary design through site construction

  • Passion for buildings and construction

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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.

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Typical benefits offered include, educational reimbursement, retirement benefits, employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off, paid holidays, and parental leave. Multiple locations in the U.S. will be considered for remote positions and salary to be offered is geographic dependent and commensurate with experience relative to the position.

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.