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Jacobs Sr. Telecommunications Designer in San Francisco, California

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’re not just building structures, we’re helping our clients innovate and grow by designing, engineering, and executing the construction of their state-of-the-art facilities that are changing our world.   

We're looking for a Senior Telecommunications Designer for our San Francisco or Sacramento office.  Join us and you’ll have the chance to work on Mission critical, Healthcare, Federal, and Industrial buildings where you will play a role in the entire design process including but not limited to preliminary assessments, concept creation, design, problem resolution, drawing and specification production.  Come be a part of a vibrant, dynamic team that delivers world class designs for well-known clients around the world. You’ll be accountable for providing technical design of systems for building projects including security, telecommunications, electronic security, audio-visual systems, horizontal cabling, intra/inter design backbone, and related technologies. You’ll also prepare engineering drawings, specifications, reports, review technical documents.

Main Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Prepare drawings and specification detailing the Communications Systems design.

  • Performs construction administration and field investigation tasks for assigned projects including document management and processing RFI's and Change Orders

  • Support PM in the on-going determination of project scheduling requirements, staffing, requirements, and project budgets.

  • Perform product research; assist project designers and project architects with materials selection and system research

  • Design new communications systems or modification to existing communications systems to develop or improve them

  • Provide project quality control reviews at project milestones

Bring your attention to detail and drive for success, and we’ll help you pursue your goals – so we can tackle challenging projects, together.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 10+ years of experience actively designing low voltage and communications systems for buildings

  • Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)

  • Knowledge of the federal Unified Facilities Codes (UFCs) and DoD regulations

  • Familiarity and demonstrated knowledge of ANSI/TIA and BICSI standards

  • Proficiency in REVIT, AutoCAD and MicroStation

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • Previous DoD experience, basic competency with Federal energy standards, Unified Facility Criteria (UFC) and other Government requirements

  • Experience in telecommunications, security, and audiovisual systems design

Design your 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. 

Jacobs will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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.