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Jacobs Lead Telecom Engineer - Data Center - Remote West in Nashville, Tennessee

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:

As a Lead T elecom Engineer specializing in data centers , you will be responsible for the design of the telecommunications infrastructure to support hyperscale sized data centers. This includes campus outside plant for ducts, maintenance holes and cabling; inside plant fiber optic cabling for fabric networks, UTP copper cabling, multi-tier cable tray layout and communication rooms layouts.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Present designs to client and receiving review comments

  • Gain familiarity with the client’s basis of design standards, scope, budget and schedule for assigned tasks

  • Recognize and communicate scope and design changes promptly

  • Collaborate design criteria with engineering team members to gather information required to design telecom system

  • Coordinate with electrical team members for systems power requirements

  • Plan and design backbone distribution, cable pathways, and telecom space drawings and schematics for commercial and industrial buildings

  • Conduct field reviews and surveys to verify accuracy of completed design

  • Interpret architect drawings/specifications, models and construction documents

  • Apply applicable codes and standards, including manufacturer instructions.

  • Utilize drawing markup software, such as Bluebeam, to markup drawings

  • Develop installation details and room layouts

  • Provide on-site reviews during construction

  • Lead and provide guidance to designers and BIM modelers or other team members

  • Coordinate work activities with other staff members and the discipline lead

  • Produce installation specifications with engineering review and approval

  • Lead and mentor small to medium sized telecom design team

  • Understand and apply both Jacobs and client safety standards in design and everyday activities

  • Actively cooperate with members of your project task force, client personnel and members of your department, as appropriate

  • Establish a professional relationship with key client personnel with whom you interact

  • Understand client expectations, as determined by the team, and constantly strive to achieve or better these

  • Meet commitments that you make to the client, individually or as a team, to complete work by certain dates or within agreed effort hour or cost budgets

  • Look for ways to reduce project cost and schedule and for ways to improve our work processes

Bring your curiosity, talent for multi-tasking and collaboration, and extreme organizational skills and we’ll help you grow, pursue, and fulfill what drives you – so we can make big impacts on the world, together.

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. We have an unlimited U.S. Personalized Paid Time Off (PPTO) policy for eligible full-time exempt employees, seven paid holidays, one floating holiday, and caregiver leave. Hired applicants will be able to purchase discounted company stock and have the opportunity to receive a performance discretionary bonus.

The base salary range for this position is $121,800 to $190,350. This range reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position. 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:

  • 2-year technical degree or 4-year non-technical degree

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in telecommunication design

  • At least 4 years of telecommunications design experience in data centers

  • At least 2 years of experience leading a small to medium size telecom design team

  • Knowledge and application of NFPA 70 (NEC), TIA/EIA standards, and other NFPA codes governing designs

  • Experience estimating and scheduling mid to large scale projects

  • Knowledge & application of telecommunications industry association (TIA) standards

  • Knowledge of design and construction specifications

  • Effective verbal, written, and presentation skills

Ideally, you’ll also have: * * * *

  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification

  • Project management experience

  • Working knowledge of Bluebeam and Revit

  • Knowledge of control systems and network topology

  • Oversight of Quality Assurance and Checking program for telecommunications systems

  • Start-up and Commissioning of telecommunications systems

  • Certifications: DCDC (Data Center Design Consultant), OSP (Outside Plant), and/or RTPM (Registered Telecommunications Project Manager), RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer)

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.

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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