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Jacobs SCADA Engineer / Senior Project Manager in Orlando, 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:

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. 

Based in Orlando, you will have the chance to work on exciting and engaging infrastructure projects and utilize your project management and SCADA knowledge and expertise to help our clients deliver their automation projects cost effectively, on time and with the high quality they have expected of Jacobs for over 70 years. We are a full-service provider of information solutions and facility automation services that spans the full life cycle of SCADA implementation, from conceptual planning, design, configuration, construction build, installation, testing, startup, and post commissioning services. As a senior SCADA engineer and project manager, you will be involved in all parts of the projects solving complex problems, taking a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions, identifying applications of functional knowledge, and applying existing methodologies to complex problems. You’ll work with the best Engineers and Project Managers in the business, as well as gain experience working directly with our clients. We want you to be empowered to deliver the boldest solutions for everyday living leading functional teams or projects and serving as a best practice, quality resource.

Each day you will be an important part of the team as you complete a variety of design and project management responsibilities for the design and operation of SCADA systems for water and wastewater clients. You will work with minimal supervision, both independently and in a team environment, and multi-task effectively.

In this role you will:

•Manage medium to large complex SCADA projects with multidiscipline teams executed from multiple office locations for large state and local government, municipal, and industrial projects.

•Manage several projects of various sizes and durations at the same time.

•Lead and manage the project team through all phases of project planning, execution, and closeout, consistent with established project delivery processes to the meet the scope, schedule, budget, and other specified requirements stated in the contract.

•Complete the scope of work to the satisfaction of the client, while simultaneously ensuring that Jacobs staff safety, product quality, project financial, risk management, business, and policy expectations are met.

•Lead business development activities resulting in the award of a contract. This could include client relationship development, project-specific positioning activities, proposal preparation, oral presentation, and contract negotiation consistent with established business development processes.

•Be responsible for development and execution of SCADA Master Plans.

•Lead project teams during start up and commissioning activities.

•Possess general knowledge of control system code (PLC and HMI) and be involved with preparing specifications and drawings.

•Provide general supervision and mentoring to junior staff for development of design drawings and specifications.

•Work as part of a team and independently to evaluate, select and apply standard engineering techniques and procedures.

•Conduct site evaluations and make recommendations for control systems upgrades.

•Travel as needed for projects to support control system commissioning and startups.

•Drive ownership of health & safety in all aspects of project execution, office, and personal environments.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

•10+ years of project management experience including managing SCADA programming, information solutions, and design projects.

•10+ years of general experience in PLC /HMI control systems, development of control system architecture, development of SCADA Master Plans, Radio Telemetry systems, SCADA Network design, development of P&IDs, lead design engineer.

•Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related engineering discipline.

•Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of instrumentation and process computer control systems.

•Proficient with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, MS PowerPoint

•Team player, ability to work independently

•Excellent oral and written communication skills

•Excellent presentation skills to large audiences

Ideally, you’ll also have:

•Experience with transportation control systems.

•Experience with SCADA System Integration including panel building, field wiring, testing, and commissioning of systems.

•Experience with SCADA Network design and build

•Experience with Radio telemetry design and build

•Professional Engineer registration for FL

•PMP Certification

•Possess a knowledge of municipal water/wastewater treatment processes and control systems, and information solution products.


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)

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.