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Jacobs Project Chemist in Portland, Oregon

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:

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:

When it comes to environmental consulting, we’re focused on cleaning up our communities today to improve tomorrow. If you want to join a company where technical challenges abound, continue your career and invest with us as a Project Chemist.  

Based in the West (location flexible), you’ll work with a wide variety of clients. You’ll be valued as a unique resource as you contribute and support our project teams by providing key technical assistance for various environmental remediation and monitoring projects. You’ll interact with Jacobs’ technical experts to refine field sampling and test plans, coordinate between multiple projects and laboratories to ensure analysis and testing is performed without a hitch and be the technical liaison between the laboratories and project teams. As data comes in, you’ll be the first to review, plot it up and see the story come together. You’ll showcase this work through project updates, technical reports, and presentations, each helping the project team to gain key insights for the design of a remedial strategy and strengthening the technical foundation of the company.

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.

You’ll work with the best scientists, engineers, and project managers who will help you advance your environmental consulting career at a place like no other – a company that is invested in you and the environment around us. 

Here’s What You’ll Need:

• Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Science, or environmental-related degree.

• Minimum of 5 years of relevant environmental laboratory experience, preferably in a role with consulting responsibilities or client interactions

• Skillful in data validation, data review, field screening, data management, and sampling

• Knowledge of chemical materials use, storage & shipping requirements

• Practiced in scientific methods for collecting and analyzing scientific data

• Familiarity with standard environmental test methods and procedures

• Demonstrated proficiency in technical writing

• Fundamental understanding of the sample collection and laboratory processes

• Up to 20% of travel for fieldwork

Ideally, You’ll Also Have: 

• Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision on multiple projects and in a regionally diverse team environment

• Proficiency in software typical of discipline (Microsoft Access experience a plus)

• Ability to walk through a process to identify and close gaps in written procedures for non-standard tasks to ensure all objectives will be met

• Ability to build and maintain successful relationships with co-workers, clients, and regulatory agencies

• Readiness and desire to mentor junior staff

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.

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