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Jacobs Project Manager in Moffett Field, California

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Perform the role of Project Manager to support various projects and programs within a defined portfolio. The initial assignment for this position is to manage the development and implementation of a modern facility control system at the UPWT world class wind tunnel test facility. Job entails several responsibilities working with engineers, crafts, subcontracts, and other technical support staff to writing work statements, scheduling, leading procurements, and managing project budgets. Projects will range in size from tens of thousands of dollars to multi-million dollars. Project Manager will manage project resources both labor-hour estimating and recruitment of personnel to fill resource needs. Safety planning, training, and system quality performance are to be tracked for each project. Knowledge of distributed control systems, PLCs, wind tunnel systems and piping, cooling systems, high pressure air systems, hydraulic systems, data systems, instrumentation systems, and electrical distribution systems a plus. Manage project projections vs actuals, develop, and maintain realistic project schedules, track budgets, develop start up plans, review, and update facility documentation. The ideal candidate will have a controls, mechanical, and electrical background with the ability to solve facility problems. The ideal candidate will have strong personnel interaction skills, strong written and oral communications skills and be confident leading engineer and craft teams. The ideal candidate will have an ability to develop fundamental understanding of a wide variety of facility mechanical, electrical, and controls requirements to solve facility problems. An emphasis on continual development of technical excellence is expected along with a willingness to learn project management practices from experienced leaders on the team.


Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position

Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. Ability to install, operate, troubleshoot, and repair facility and test hardware systems or direct others to do the same. Ability to enter confined spaces and ability to move in and around machinery and wind tunnel systems.

Description of Work Environment

Work in an office setting and industrial field environment around compressors, wind tunnels, cooling water systems, machine shops, and lubrication systems. Field work can be a combination of outside and inside depending on the task. May work close proximity to high and low temperatures, rotating equipment, oil, greases, solvents, and high noise areas.

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks

Ability to operate personal computer systems, telephones, and other general office equipment. Ability to operate inspection, electrical and mechanical, and complex instrumentation equipment.

Criticality of Attendance

Standard work week of 40 hours, 8 hours per day, M - F, nominally 6:30 am – 3:00 pm. Overtime through early start or late departure from shift work may be required. Weekend work may be required from time to time as well as off shift work Swing and Grave.

Other Essential Functions

Must have the ability to obtain a security clearance if required by client. Must be able to accurately communicate ideas verbally and in writing. Must be able to obtain a NASA badge and maintain access to the workplace facility. Adhere to appropriate safety, quality, and environmental practice, as well as business ethics practices. Perform other duties as required. Maintain credibility and good customer rapport as required to perform successfully as a Project Manager.

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Eligible employees and their dependents may elect medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan, and, if eligible, a deferred compensation plan and Executive Deferral Plan. Employees will also receive 10 days of vacation per year, and 11 paid holidays. Hired applicants will be able to purchase company stock and have the opportunity to receive a performance discretionary bonus.

The base salary range for this position is 110,000 - 160,000. This range reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

Here’s what you’ll need :

A Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related discipline from an accredited engineering program is required. Ten plus years of experience working in an industrial plant with mechanical, electrical, and controls skills development, is desirable. Background leading projects small to large cost and across multi-disciplined work groups is required. Position may be filled at a higher level, depending on the applicant's qualifications, years of experience, and education.

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