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Jacobs Water/Wastewater Design Engineer in Silver Spring, Maryland

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 challenge what is currently accepted, so we can shape innovative and lasting solutions for tomorrow. If you’re interested in a long and rewarding career working with a globally ranked water treatment engineering firm, and with the industry’s best and most innovative engineers, then Jacobs is where you belong. We are looking for a Design Engineer to support our water/wastewater treatment and conveyance team.

When you join us, you’ll utilize your expertise in assisting and leading the planning and design for water/wastewater projects. We’ll ask you to conduct engineering analysis through identifying the problem, developing and evaluating alternative and innovative solutions and preparing recommendations. Responsibilities will also include performing equipment selection and preparing technical specifications as well as providing review, quality assurance and quality control for designs developed by others.

As a Design Engineer, you’ll prepare models, technical reports, preliminary/detailed design documents, engineering specifications, and perform calculations in support of engineering activities. Additionally, you’ll conduct field investigations to identify project needs and to perform construction inspections.

You’ll have an opportunity to expand your skillsets through assisting senior engineers on larger more complex projects and helping to develop and mentor junior staff. We’ll ask you to provide quality guidance and assist with project management.

As a key member of the team, we’ll ask you to manage deliverables to scope, schedule, and budget. You’ll perform equipment selection and prepare technical specifications. Communicating effectively with clients and project teams to present alternatives, technical recommendations, and develop collaborative solutions will be a key part of your success in the role.

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:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or other related engineering discipline

• At least 5 years of experience delivering water/wastewater projects for municipalities

• Experience serving clients with a wide variety of services including planning, design and construction of water and wastewater projects

• Licensed professional engineer (PE)

• Working knowledge of Word and Excel

• Knowledge of AutoCAD and Microstation

• Strong analytical, conceptual, communication and organizational skills

• Ability to effectively interface with all levels of personnel and management

• Ability to work and thrive in a team environment

• Strong problem solving skills

• Ability to self-motivate and work productively without supervision

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ideally, you’ll also have:

• Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, or related engineering discipline

• Knowledge of AutoCAD and Microstation

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 $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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