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Jacobs Drinking Water Project Director in Renton, Washington

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. 

Jacobs is seeking a highly motivated Project Director to provide leadership and drive quality process as part of our collaborative team in Renton, WA. The Project Director will ensure the client’s mission core values are incorporated into daily operational activities and services to deliver all contracted City services in a manner that meets or exceeds the expectations of the City and the Company.

In this role you’ll:

  • Lead a staff of professional, technical and administrative staff to fulfill the mission of providing a full-range of operations, maintenance, and capital project services in a safe and productive manner

  • Research new technologies and trends and make recommendations around the implementation of programs and equipment to drive optimization and efficiencies • Meet all contractual and regulatory requirements for the project

  • Schedule and plan activities including coordination with key stakeholders (internal and external) and coordination with other groups as needed

  • Direct the development and administration of capital planning as well as large, complex project planning and budgets

  • Implement an Asset Management Program that includes preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance, capital improvements

  • Ensure a robust Health & Safety culture is always in place

  • Be responsible for the overall management and leadership of the project including, Health & Safety, environmental compliance, employee engagement, client satisfaction and financial performance

  • Provide leadership and management for all personnel functions including staffing, recruiting, compensation, training and development, objective setting and management, progressive discipline, rewards and recognition and termination in accordance with company policies

  • Review monthly contract service reports for each installation, advising management as to project status, regulatory agency permit compliance, and technical/plant management attitudes

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:

  • High School diploma and 15 years of experience managing or supervising diverse teams delivering operations and maintenance of infrastructure assets including water or wastewater facilities

  • Experience using DMS and CMMS

  • Ability to conduct presentations to large groups

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to travel 25% of the time

  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Washington State Waterworks Operator WTPO 4 or equivalent

  • Excellent knowledge of project finance, variance reporting and budgetary process

  • Self-motivation, team-oriented work practices, and strong data analysis & technical problem-solving skills

  • Advanced interpersonal skills and personnel management skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively and maintain credibility across all levels of the organization

  • Experience with project management tools such as MS Project

  • Knowledge and understanding of key principals in operating and maintaining treatment, distribution and collection systems

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.