Jacobs Senior Transportation Project Manager in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Senior Transportation Project Manager


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Our team is experiencing exciting growth within our established practice and we have a need for a strong civil engineering Project Management professional in the Hampton Roads area. This opportunity is your chance to lead multi-disciplined transportation projects that focus on highway, roadway, and interchange projects and pursuits. You will be a Senior Project Manager on large transportation projects throughout the Virginia geography and will be responsible for managing project teams to pursue work, perform preliminary and final design engineering and prepare documentation to satisfy the requirements for local and State roadway projects. In this position, you will have the opportunity to provide senior transportation engineering expertise, negotiate hours, develop and maintain schedules and budgets, direct and mentor project staff, and ensure quality reviews are completed. You will manage external client relationships as well as lead and participate in business development initiatives. Our office is comprised of a comprehensive group of professionals who are industry leaders with the ability to work on a variety of projects. Project types range from large design/build infrastructure projects to traditional projects within the government and commercial sector.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical leadership and oversee all aspects of highway design projects including design-build transportation project and assist with business development opportunities.

  • Have overall responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a project.

  • Be responsible for communication, status reporting, decision making regarding technical approaches, risk management, and escalation of issues that cannot be resolved by the team.

  • Lead the planning, staffing, scheduling, budget management, quality control, safety, and organization of internal technical and support staff, and subcontractors for the project.

  • Focus on client service and satisfaction that leads to repeat business.

  • Maintain a close relationship with clients, track upcoming project opportunities, and collaborate on project pursuits.

  • Responsible for the quality of project work performed, client service, utilization of staff, marketing, contract management, billing collection, and project profitability for transportation projects.

  • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of transportation projects to ensure that goals and objectives of these projects are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

  • Assists in the development and execution of local marketing and business development, researches and tracks future project opportunities, initiates and reviews proposals and participates in interviews and presentations.

  • Represents Jacobs at meetings, presentations, and public hearings relative to assigned projects.

  • Must thoroughly understand and implement the JACOBS Quality Management Systems requirements, processes, and procedures.



  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is required

  • Masters of Science in Engineering is preferred

  • At least 15 years experience in the highways engineering design, design management and highways project management is required

  • Registration as a P.E. in the State of Virginia is required

  • Must be able to demonstrate leadership abilities and possess written and oral communication skills is required.

  • Previous experience working on alternative delivery (Design-Build and PPP) major transportation projects is preferred.

  • Strong technical design background in traffic engineering, highway design, and highway drainage, as well as familiarity with VDOT, AASHTO, FHWA and MUTCD standards.

  • Knowledge of and prior experience of using CADD/Design Software (MicroStation, InRoads, Geopak, OpenRoads, AutoCAD, Civil3D) is desirable.

  • Established local client relationships along with an understanding of policies and procedures of these agencies is required.

  • Actively engaged in professional organizations.

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Virginia Beach

Req ID: BIA0003FI