Jacobs Sr. Electrical Engineer in Houston, Texas

Sr. Electrical Engineer


Recognized as a leader in the EPC industry and ranked as the #2 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine, we primarily serve the oil & gas, refining & petrochemical and chemicals industries providing engineering and construction of some of the world's largest refinery and petrochemical complexes. Our services include execution of major revamps and grassroots projects across petroleum refining, gas processing, liquefied natural gas, and associated offsite and environmental facilities worldwide.

Position Summary

Researches, develops, designs, and tests a variety of equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial and industrial purposes.

  • Responsible for the progress and quality of work of a group of engineers and designers.

  • Responsible for serving as a lead discipline engineer on large projects, where he/she supervises and directs all Electrical engineering and design on the task force with responsibility for independently applying sound and diversified knowledge of discipline principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields.

  • Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods.

  • Conducts performance appraisals and sometimes assumes manager's duties during manager's absence.

  • Maintains effective communication with project team members and with the customer

  • May direct and coordinate operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment and systems in field installations

  • May use computer-assisted engineering and design software such as AutoCAD or MicroStation and equipment to perform engineering tasks

  • Has comprehensive understanding of principles, theories, concepts, and industry practices and standards and their application.

  • Independently applies advanced engineering techniques and analysis within the discipline.

  • Develops designs that require innovation and ingenuity. Work performed with minimal supervision

  • Work performed with minimal supervision; has considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments.

  • May provide some technical guidance to less experienced design and engineering personnel.


  • 7 years of experience required

  • BS or MS in an engineering discipline is required

  • PE registration in Wisconsin is preferred, but not required

  • Must have AutoCAD experience and be able to do some drafting

  • Experience as a lead on major $400M or larger E&C projects in the refinery and petro-chemical industry is required

  • Experience in leading projects that have included multiple process units or multiple major areas, involving supervision of 15 or more support electrical engineers and designers is required

  • Must be able to work 50 hrs/week

  • Some travel will be required, no more than once per month

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills is required

  • Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) preferred

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

Req ID: ECR0001MN