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Jacobs Regional Technical Specialist - Northwest 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:

At Jacobs, we don’t settle – always looking beyond to raise the bar and deliver with excellence. We apply our expertise and knowledge as we look into the future with great optimism and focus. We don’t settle until we give our best and know that we’re making a difference. 

As part of Jacob’s Operations Management & Facilities Services (OMFS) Group the Northwest Regional Technical Specialist will assume a leading role on special projects performing Project Development Evaluations and Full Contract Operation (FCO) reviews. You’ll provide client and business development support, evaluate facilities and suggest improvements to operations personnel and/or design engineers, assist with the startup, development of operational guides and perform training and performance evaluations for new facilities. You’ll also analyze process control procedures and recommend changes where needed; prepare monthly reports to the Director of Technical Specialists on utilization, work summaries and work projections; review designs for operability; perform project follow up reviews to determine client satisfaction with past service and develop recommendations on the need for future service; and prepare or assist in the preparation of proposals. While the location is flexible, the candidate should preferably be based in the Northwest U.S. and reside near a major airport. Position will require 50% travel.

Bring your team-focus, adaptability, and commitment to excellence, and we’ll help you grow what drives you – and deliver the world’s most challenging Operations Management projects, together.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here's What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and ten (10) years of experience in operation and maintenance of water/wastewater treatment plant facilities; Or fifteen (15) years of experience in operation and maintenance of water/wastewater treatment plant facilities in lieu of degree

  • Water/Wastewater Operator Certification at the highest level required by resident State, or ability to obtain within one year of employment

  • Experience in budget preparation and financial accountability

  • Four (4) years of experience in a supervisory capacity

  • Ability to write proposals, prepare and make presentations

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to travel 50% of the time

  • Valid State Driver’s License

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • Master’s Degree

  • Extensive knowledge of methods to reduce operating costs of a treatment plant through efficiency in energy consumption, chemical addition, staffing strategies and solids disposal

  • Previous successful experience providing staff leadership, communication, staff assignments, and developing staff capabilities

  • Excellent oral and written communications, self-motivation, team-oriented work practices, and strong technical problem-solving skills

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.