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Jacobs Process Engineer in San Jose, 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:

We're looking for a Process Engineer in San Jose, CA who is excited about working on projects that enable the heart of our client's business. Join us and you’ll have the chance to work on projects including state-of-the-art Micro-Electronics and Solar facilities. You’ll be accountable for the schedule and technical quality of challenging engineering tasks, as you gain familiarity with the client’s expectations, scope, budget, and schedule. Your multi-discipline, highly interactive team will establish a process design basis, develop process options and optimizations of the selected design, and calculate and organize data for process flow sheets. You’ll be surrounded by expert mentorship opportunities to help you thrive in your new career.

Process Engineers at Jacobs:

  • Perform conceptual and detailed designs for the Microelectronics and Solar Industries.

  • Design ultrapure and high purity water systems; specialty gas and chemical storage and delivery systems; solvent recovery systems; wastewater and off-gas treatment systems.

  • Interface with other disciplines, project management, and the client to provide fully-coordinated projects.

  • Support field construction efforts, including reviewing submittals, responding to questions from clients and contractors, and performing field walks.

  • Perform technical and business presentations with clients and employees.

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.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here's what you'll need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering

  • Engineer in Training (EIT)

  • At least two years of experience in engineering design

Ideally, you'll also have

  • Working knowledge of PipeFlo (Professional and Compressible) and SmartPlant preferred

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills  

  • Forward-thinking, eager to learn best practices, and contribute with innovative ideas 

  • Displayed ability to learn quickly and driven to broaden your knowledge base 

  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively in a variety of teams, including multi-disciplinary teams 

  • Basic understanding of 3D modeling used in design

  • Willingness to travel

  • Passion for buildings and construction 


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.