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Jacobs Project Manager in Sacramento, California

Project Manager


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.

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Our US Federal business covers four broad portfolios – Army, Navy, Air Force/Defense Contractors, and Federal Civilian/Intelligence. This is a global business and we follow our US Federal clients all over the globe supporting their mission and delivering sustainable/high performance solutions.

Position Summary:

This Federal Associate level Design PM position manages building and infrastructure projects consisting of multi-discipline teams of employees in design, including: Architectural, MEP, Structural, and Civil. The position reports directly to the Director of Project Management and requires a level of technical expertise related to the specific scope of the project and also supports Sr. Project Managers and Project Management Principals. Project scope may include corporate buildings, laboratory facilities, headquarters & administrative buildings, military housing, aircraft hangars, vehicle maintenance, aviation-related facilities, mission support and mission-critical facilities. This position is also client-facing and would act as the company’s primary point of contact on assigned projects.

  • Responsible for delivering projects on time, within construction budget and agreed scope. The primary focus is design deliverables for design-bid-build projects (plans, specifications, design analysis), design-build RFPs documents, engineering studies, feasibility reports and other engineering requirements for large and/or multiple Corporate and/or DoD projects. Experience with Design for Design-Build is a plus.

  • Leads team as well as support Sr. Project Managers in the development of project documents by providing overall direction to the design team, coordination with external project stakeholders, internal team members and subcontractors, and management of project schedule to meet deliverable milestones and commitments.

  • Provides effective, skilled project management to help reduce the costs of delivering projects and adding value to the business by applying proven project management techniques.

  • Responsible for construction phase services as required by the scope of work. This typically includes services performed in-office environment such as coordinating Jacobs’ responses to RFIs, shop drawing reviews, construction modification documents and site assistance visits.

  • Must have an understanding and worked within the federal government planning and programming process. Demonstrate understanding of the process to validate a project for the appropriate scope, ability to manage the development of the cost estimate with limited information and be capable of developing the necessary documentation required for congressional authorization and appropriation.

  • Functions as a team leader for assigned projects serving as the primary point of contact with the client.

  • Responsible for project deliverables compliant with the Scope of Work and satisfy project requirements.

  • Responsible for the overall quality of the project documents and adherence with the Jacobs Quality Program. Manages and enhances project quality by providing ideas and suggestions to the team aimed at improving the effectiveness of their role, and of the project activities in general.

  • Assesses project requirements while developing and recommending a sound approach or application to meet the needs of the project and client.

  • Responsible for the initial development of the project fee proposal and coordination with discipline DOR for input and participation in fee negotiations with the client.

  • Facilitates the creation of communication plans, ensuring that appropriate information is exchanged among key stakeholders, and conducts status review meetings among project team members and clients.

  • Determines, monitors, and reviews internal costs, operational budgets, schedules and staffing requirements for project teams.

  • Plan, organize, and staff key design positions.

  • Mentors and trains team members in project management methods, procedures, and activities.




  • Professional Degree in Architecture (Bachelor or Master of Architecture) or Bachelor of Engineering.

  • U.S. Citizenship.

  • 6 years of experience as a Project Manager in an Architectural or Engineering organization recommended with demonstrated experience within Federal and/or DOD markets.

  • Minimum of 10 years of overall experience in a project related technical field.

  • Strong working knowledge of pre-design and pre-construction, contract management, project delivery methods, building systems/components and technology, team building, and client relationship building.

  • Recommended to have a Professional Registered Architect (RA) or Registration (PE).

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

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Job Project Management

Primary Location United States-California-Sacramento-US CA Sacramento - Jacobs Office

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: BIA0007JW