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Jacobs Water/Wastewater Commissioning Manager in Houston, Texas

Water/Wastewater Commissioning Manager


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

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.

The Commissioning Manager is responsible for the safe and efficient commissioning and operation of water and wastewater treatment facilities to achieve the plant’s performance objectives and Jacob’s contractual objectives. Reporting directly to the Project Manager and the Design-Build Group’s Commissioning Director, this position provides direction to the overall commissioning team and requires the ability to interact with a variety of staff at all levels. This is site-based position. The role will require a self-motivated, detail oriented, quality driven, and team focused professional. The Commissioning Manager will:

  • Execute and supervise all commissioning activities.

  • Coordinate between engineering, construction, operations, and subcontracted personnel related to commissioning scope.

  • Develop commissioning plans to achieve project completion including the process of construction completion turnover to commissioning, commissioning turnover to operations, and final turnover to the client.

  • Manage budget for undertaking commissioning activities.

  • Develop the commissioning schedule working closely with the project scheduler.

  • Manage and maintain open communications (regarding commissioning) and relationship with the client.

  • Work closely with Jacob’s Operations Manager to ensure smooth transition to operations of the facility Oversee and verify all commissioning documentation is completed per project document control policies.


  • 10 years of direct hands-on experience in delivering the commissioning phase of complex projects including serving as the onsite Commissioning Manager during project delivery.

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or construction management discipline.

  • Experience with client interaction.

  • Experience with typical project management tools including schedules, risk registers, and change management logs.

  • Knowledge of OSHA safety requirements, including electrical safety.

  • Prior experience writing technical procedures

  • Strong communication and leadership skills

  • Experience working on water and wastewater projects for municipal client preferred

  • Professional Engineer License (PE) in related discipline (civil, mechanical, chemical, or electrical) preferred

  • Experience with Design-Build and/or Design-Build-Operate project delivery 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: BIA0004ZW