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Jacobs INC/SCADA Field Engineer in Washington, District Of Columbia

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:

The challenge? Helping our clients accomplish their automation projects cost effectively, on time and with the top quality they have expected of us for over 70 years. Our INC/SCADA Field Engineer opportunity will provide you the chance to work on exciting municipal and industrial projects. Our SCADA services group offers a comprehensive suite of products and services. We are a full-service provider of systems automation services that span the full life cycle of SCADA implementation, from conceptual planning, design, configuration, installation, testing, startup, and post commissioning services.

Each day you will be an important part of the team as you complete a variety of technical tasks in the design and operation of SCADA systems for water / wastewater treatment facilities. You should be able to think on your feet, work well independently and in a team environment, and multi-task effectively. Our work frequently requires strong technical skills as well as excellent communication skills. You should be a self-motivated professional with HMI programming experience and have a desire to grow personally as well as professionally with each new SCADA project.

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.

We’ll ask you to:

• Provide HMI programming and testing for water and wastewater clients, initially primarily supporting a large project in Fairfax County, Virginia. Additional work will include assignments serving clients in the VA/MD/DC area. Work will be conducted in Jacobs’ offices and at client sites.

• Develop HMI databases, HMI graphics, and HMI configurations.

• Work as part of a team to evaluate, select and apply standard engineering techniques and procedures.

• Conduct site testing to prove PLC and HMI Software functionality and reliability.

• Display strong communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work in a fast-paced team environment.

• Travel as needed to support projects in DC/MD/VA area.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science, or a specialized degree that focuses on facility automation is required

• Previous experience programming with a major brand HMI such as WinCC, Wonderware, FactoryTalk

• SCADA software testing and troubleshooting experience

• Ethernet networking experience

• Exposure to programming a major brand of PLC is a plus such as Allen Bradley

• Proficient with MS Word, MS Excel

Ideally, you'll also have:

• Experience in Water or Wastewater process automation

• I&C or Electrical design experience

• Field experience with inspection and troubleshooting of SCADA system hardware


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.