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Jacobs Federal Project Manager - Civil Works in Irvine, California

Your Impact:

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.

At Jacobs, we challenge what is currently accepted, so we can shape innovative and lasting solutions for tomorrow. If you’re interested in a long and rewarding career working with the industry’s best and most innovative solution leaders, then Jacobs is where you belong. Become part of our Federal team and work alongside architects, planners, and engineers, as well as endless specialty disciplines which support our clients and projects.

We’re seeking a Project Manager with Civil Works experience. The ideal candidate is one who is passionate about developing solutions that address our country’s water challenges through a variety of project types including locks and dams, tidal gates and barriers, floodwalls, piers, wharves, pump stations, treatment facilities, as well as conventional designs for buildings, water, and wastewater infrastructure. As a member of our team, you will lead design projects consisting of multi-discipline teams of engineers and architects from design kick-off through construction. You will primarily support federal projects for DoD clients, Federal Civilian, and various Defense Contractors with Design-Bid-Build and Design-Build delivery methods. Addition project types include resilient and sustainable waterfront projects including Coastal Engineering/Planning Flood Infrastructure, Flood Modeling /Planning, Ecosystem Restoration, and Shallow/Deep Draft Navigation.

You’ll lead projects by effective, skilled project management techniques to enhance the design solutions, leverage project delivering costs, and add value to the business. You’ll play an integral role in forming long-term client relationships, engaging team members on projects, and collaborating with talented resources throughout Jacobs.

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

Responsibilities include:

  • Successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously, completed on time, within project and construction budgets, and in accordance with agreed scope.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact with the client from beginning to end.

  • Develop the project proposal fees and scope by coordination with discipline directors and design leads for specific budget and scope definition to then lead in fee negotiations with the client.

  • Facilitate the creation of communication plans, ensuring that appropriate information is exchanged among key stakeholders, and conduct status review meetings among project team members and clients through project execution.

  • Determine, monitor, and manage: financial project metrics, schedules, and staffing requirements for each project.

  • Guide the overall development and quality of the project documents and adherence with Jacobs Quality Program.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Architecture

  • Experience as a client facing Design Project Manager managing multiple disciplines Civil Works projects

  • At least 10 years’ relevant professional experience designing civil works infrastructure.

  • Experience working in a multi-disciplined environment.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including presentations.

  • Proactive attitude of taking initiative, exhibiting creative problem-solving, and eagerness to learn.

  • US Citizenship

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • Professional Registration (PE) or Registered Architect (RA) is preferred. Project Management Institute (PMI) Certification will be considered.

  • Master’s Degree.

  • Civil Works experience with onsite participation in construction activities

  • Demonstrated design and project management experience within Federal and/or DOD markets

  • Experience mentoring staff.

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 $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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