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Jacobs Field Observer in Jacksonville, Florida

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.

Your Impact:

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 engineers, then Jacobs is where you belong. We are looking for a driven and curious Field Representative to grow with our team.

As a Field Representative you will be responsible for technical and administrative work related to the construction of mid-range to larger scale and more complex School District projects. In this role, you will be part of the Client’s Program management team and work in their office supporting the Project Manager(s) managing school projects. Roles will include field observations of the projects from the start of construction through occupancy. The position responsibility also includes monitoring of progress and performance of contractors and the review of pay applications and change orders. Join us and we’ll assist in continuing the development of your skills and exploring all that you can do across our global company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for reviewing contract documents, shop drawings and related construction documents.

  • Conducts on-site observations during the construction phase.

  • Prepares observation and project meeting reports.

  • Attends assigned meetings along with the PM to cover weekly job progress meetings.

  • Review of payment applications and change orders.

  • Monitors the construction schedules and reports on progress.

  • Assists in the preparation of punch list and closeout documentation.

Bring your curiosity, passion for innovation, and talent for multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment. We’ll help you grow, pursue and fulfill what inspires you – so we can make big impacts on the world, together.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • High school diploma or GRE plus five (5) years of experience at a construction superintendent level or higher or any equivalent combination of related training and experience.

  • Knowledge of industry standards and construction quality practices.

  • A thorough knowledge of materials, methods, principles and practices used in the construction trades.

  • Familiarity with building codes and regulations.

  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications and the ability to recognize deviations from such plans in the construction process.

  • Ability to create and submit clear and concise reports in a timely method.

  • Understanding of construction schedules and payment applications.

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with Architects, Contractors, Engineers, school personnel and the public.

  • Understanding and some skill level with estimating in order to develop simple estimates for changes.

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.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

U.S. Government Executive Order on ensuring adequate COVID safety protocols:

As a federal contractor of the U.S. government, Jacobs is subject to the Executive Order requiring companies who support U.S. government contracts to ensure their covered employees are fully COVID-19 vaccinated or approved for a legally-entitled medical or religious accommodation.

Full vaccination is NOT required at this time for positions that are not covered by the federal contractor Executive Order, that do not require performance of work in a Jacobs office, and that do not have full vaccination as a client requirement where work is performed at a client site.

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 $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, 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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