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Jacobs Engineering Project Manager in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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Our Nuclear Projects and Consulting is a Tier 1 service provider to the U.S. Department of Energy and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, we deliver safe and innovative solutions at complex nuclear cleanup and production sites. Our services include program management, decommissioning, environmental remediation, waste and nuclear material management, nuclear operations, consulting, and engineering and construction.

We’re looking for an experienced and collaborative candidate who thrives when people are in sync and projects are running not just on time but within budget. Based in Oak Ridge, TN., you’ll be managing large and complex projects for clients from the commercial industries as well as federal agencies including the Department of Energy.

As the Engineering Design Project Manager you will plan, direct, coordinate engineering for assigned design projects to ensure client goals or objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters within nuclear operations and engineering. The work will be performed in Oak Ridge, TN with potentially some travel. Join us and love what you do. Focus on tackling the toughest challenges with a smile as you support the development of life changing infrastructure that improves communities across the United States. If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Bachelor's degree in a related engineering or architectural design field

  • Must have a minimum of 12 years of design experience with increasing responsibility

  • PE license with ability to obtain a PE in Tennessee

  • Experience in multi-discipline design projects

  • Experience managing large interdisciplinary engineering teams

  • Must have strong verbal and written communications skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels both internally and within the client organization

  • Must have either a Q clearance or eligibility to obtain a Q clearance

  • Sole USA Citizenship is required. No Dual citizens or visas for this role (to comply with government customer requirements and/or applicable government regulations)

  • A person residing a commutable distance from our Oak Ridge, TN office

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ideal candidate would have 12-16 years of experience

  • Demonstrated experience in successful cost, schedule and contract management of engineering design projects

  • NQA-1 experience

  • Previous experience working with teaming subcontractors to produce a consolidate design

  • Previous DOE Nuclear project experience

  • Current or former US security clearance

  • Master’s in engineering preferred

Essential Functions Work Environment

  • Equipment and Machines: Standard office PC, with software will be provided

  • Building Information Management design software


  • On-Site Security training is mandatory before performing project duties.

  • Timely response to resolve issues is expected.

  • Travel required – As needed


  • U.S. Citizenship required

  • Valid driver's license is required. Must be able to work in a team atmosphere

  • Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others

  • Must take and pass a pre-employment drug and background check

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