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Jacobs Utility Manager in The Villages, Florida

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 don’t settle – always looking beyond to raise the bar and deliver with excellence. We apply our expertise and knowledge as we look into the future with great optimism and focus. We don’t settle until we give our best and know that we’re making a difference. 

Are you an experienced Utility Manager and want to join Jacobs’ collaborative team in The Villages, FL? You’ll oversee the daily operation of water plants, wastewater plants, collection and distribution and equipment maintenance.

In this role you’ll:

  • Supervise personnel, build teams, address personnel issues, and champion safety for all employees.

  • Utilize software programs, CMMS (MC / Cityworks), HACWIMS, as well as Microsoft Office products.

  • Ensure a safe water supply following federal and state guidelines.

  • Participate in preparing and managing utility budgets, which includes labor, staffing expenses, equipment, and supplies necessary to maintain utilities and infrastructure.

  • Work with officials to create policies for the safe use of public utilities.

  • Prepare and present reports to the client on the operations of utilities.

  • Collect and present data as required by state and federal agencies.

Bring your team-focus, adaptability, and commitment to excellence, and we’ll help you grow what drives you – and deliver the world’s most challenging Operations Management projects, together.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, and advanced experience in the operation and maintenance of a water or wastewater facility

  • 10 plus years in a supervisor or management position related to utility management

  • Must reside within 15 miles of The Villages, FL and respond to emergency situations when needed

  • Ability to obtain Florida State certification in water and wastewater within 12 months of hire

  • Ability to operate SCADA systems and other computerized equipment

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

  • Valid driver’s license

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • BA/BS degree

  • Self-motivation, team-oriented work practices, strong technical problem-solving skills

  • Capable of working independently and maintaining an orderly schedule

  • Understanding of the technical aspects of the facility to be managed

  • Demonstrated interpersonal relations and personnel management skills

  • Experience developing and working within an approved budget. Specifically tracking costs, adjusting activities to stay on budget, and optimizing labor and materials

  • Proficient with financial budgeting and reports, specifically experience preparing operational reports for both internal and external clients

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.