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Jacobs Water Resource Program/Project Manager in Houston, Texas

Water Resource Program/Project Manager


As global supply and demand for water intensifies, solving the world’s most complex water challenges demands different thinking – and that’s where we come in. 

We’re seeking a river/coastal structures and water resiliency Project/Program Manager to join our team in Texas - someone who can use their vast experience in the water industry and apply it to today’s challenges. As a senior member of our team, you’ll pilot river/coast structures project delivery and client services in planning, design and services during construction for a key client.  You’ll establish work and staffing plans, write scopes of work for sub-consultants, develop specifications and level of effort estimates, and closely monitor project controls and subcontractor performance. You’ll work with a global team as you coordinate design resources in the Americas as well as Global Design Centers as you oversee all aspects of design and manage projects to successful completion – safely, on time and on budget. We’ll rely on you to interface with client management and technical staff, communicating effectively, identifying issues proactively, and building trust.


Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow, and succeed.   


  • Bachelor’s Degree in civil, chemical, or environmental engineering

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license in the U.S. and the ability to obtain in TX within 1 year

  • Professional experience including project management in river/coastal structures projects

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • Master’s Degree and/or PhD in Civil Engineering, Hydrology and Hydraulics, Ocean Engineering

  • Experience working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and understanding of its processes and requirements

  • Experience leading and delivering projects associated with flood and coastal protection including levees, flood walls, gates, pump stations, and related infrastructure

  • Managed multiple complex projects with total installed cost of over $40 million and/or revenue in excess of $4 million

  • This position is open to any office location in Texas. Travel to project locations

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Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston-US TX Houston - Jeg - Houston

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: SOU0001GQ