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Jacobs Senior Electrical / Instrumentation & Controls Design Engineer - Remote in St Thomas, Virgin Islands

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 share a common purpose – to make the world more connected and sustainable. And we’re excited about the innovative ways we can change the world. If you are also interested in turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good, then Jacobs is where you belong. We are looking for a passionate and dedicated Senior Instrumentation & Control Systems (I&CS) Design Engineer to support our California Region. As part of our team, you’ll have the chance to work on projects that bring innovative solutions to our municipal clients’ water challenges locally and worldwide.

You’ll get to work with a company that has been ranked #1 globally by Engineering News Record (ENR) in water/wastewater treatment and conveyance for decades. In 2022, ENR ranked Jacobs #1 again in its list of Top 500 Engineering Design Firms in the world for a fifth consecutive year.

You’ll get to work with our world-class Instrumentation and Control Systems team dedicated to protecting the most valuable asset in the world, water. You’ll get to work on projects on every aspect from design through onsite startup work. You will enjoy having the deepest technical resources in the industry to support you, access to international work, Design-Build projects, and conference participation opportunities too.

Using your experience, you'll lead the development of Process & Instrumentation Drawings (P&IDs), control narratives, specifications, network drawings, panel drawings, and select instrumentation. You’ll coordinate with other engineering disciplines for a cohesive design. You’ll also contribute to the development and growth of people (e.g. mentoring junior engineers) both domestically and globally. You’ll be able to develop control system software in Programmable Logic Controllers and Human Machine Interfaces and perform facility startups and commissioning activities. As well, you will be able to review constructions submittals, conduct site evaluations, make recommendations for control system upgrades, and communicate with clients and management.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline from an accredited university or college

  • Active Professional Engineer (P.E.) license, or open to getting one

  • Minimum of 12 years of experience in PLC, DCS, or HMI programming, development of control system architecture, and SCADA systems

  • I&C Systems Integration design experience

  • Ability to mentor, train, and delegate work to others domestically and abroad

  • Successful experience with working and managing remote domestic and international staff, and ability to work outside normal work hours at times to coordinate with global team members

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Development of Process & Instrumentation Drawings (P&ID’s) experience

  • Water infrastructure Instrumentation & Controls Systems design experience

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Typical benefits offered include flexible work schedules and opportunities to work remotely, educational reimbursement, retirement benefits, employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off and paid holidays, and parental leave.

Typical salary range for this position is $121,900 to $190,450, and is commensurate with experience relative to the position.


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.

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 and supplemental language.