Jacobs Project / Program Director (PM/CM - Education Buildings) in Houston, Texas

Project / Program Director (PM/CM - Education Buildings)


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Position Summary

We are seeking to recruit high-quality Project / Program Director with deep experience of Education Buildings related Project Delivery in the areas of Project Management, Building design, Construction Management, Operation and Maintenance and Tenant Improvements. The successful persons will become part of a respected and ambitious company, working within and leading Project Management teams delivering diverse and challenging Education facility projects for a major school district in southern Texas. We offer excellent career prospects and international opportunities. You specialize in client management and help lead a seasoned team of professionals through continued growth and development.

  • As a Project Director, you will be responsible for the direction and management of multiple Major Projects or Programs from inception to completion, satisfying Client relationships and achieving or improving on the company's baseline financial targets

  • Works closely with Local entities / School Bond teams across southern Texas

  • Ensure your team is in compliance with the policies and general objectives set by the company

  • High awareness of current best practice in establishing & maintaining a Culture of safety and be capable of championing this within given project organization, and sub-teams.

  • Thorough knowledge of client account management process while also managing multi-discipline teams to the success of your projects.

  • Delivers a high level of commercial and contractual awareness to be able to provide guidance to others

  • Assist client teams meet their Bond objectives that deliver higher education facility projects to the local community.

  • Some travel to multiple Federal project locations will normally be required


  • Bachelor degree in engineering or other related subject required

  • 15 years of Construction Management / Project Management related to building projects

  • Corporate membership of an appropriate professional engineering institution preferred (CMAA, PMI)

  • Alternative academic and professional qualifications may be acceptable providing that appropriate skills and job knowledge have been obtained during previous employment preferred

  • Successful delivery of several major complex projects, 500 Million dollar scope of work across multiple sectors (e.g. Education, Healthcare, Commercial, Mixed-use, High-Rise) in all project phase preferred

  • High level of knowledge of public works practices and Education Client/Contractor community knowledge preferred

  • Delivery responsibility for at least one major Education complex project from design phase through client turnover.

  • Management experience across multiple relevant disciplines gained across multiple sectors preferred

  • Knowledgeable in Project Controls, Planning, Scheduling and cost management.

  • Past experience in Bond Management for Large Cap School construction projects.

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 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. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: BIA00019B