Job Vacancy Project Manager-Buildings Jacobs

Job title: Project Manager-Buildings

Company: Jacobs

Job description: 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.

By joining us, you’ll have the opportunity to oversee multiple multi-discipline teams of employees, including: Architectural, MEP, Structural, Civil and others as needed by the project or program. The position requires a level of technical expertise to successfully manage large complex programs and projects, both renovation and new construction. Project scope may include rail and rail buildings, transit and transit buildings, operational, administrative, and training facilities, maintenance and industrial facilities, and mission critical facilities, among others. The effective candidate will eventually be placed as program manager of a major rail and transit program with sites across the United States, consisting of a number of projects as described above under a single contract.

In this client facing role, you will act as the company’s main point of contact for design coordination and construction administration. You will oversee design deliverables for design-bid-build projects (full plans, specifications, design analysis), design-build RFPs documents, engineering studies, feasibility reports and other engineering requirements. Multitasking ability is key in this role as you will oversee multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring they’re completed on time, within construction budget and in accordance with agreed scope.

As a Senior Project Manager, you’ll provide effective, skilled project management by assessing project requirements to help reduce the costs of delivering projects and adding value to Jacobs and the client by applying demonstrated project management techniques. You’ll be responsible for construction phase services as required by the scope of work. This typically includes services performed in office environment such as coordinating Jacobs’ responses to RFIs, shop drawing reviews, and construction modification documents.

We’ll look to you to lead the design team in the development of project documents by providing overall direction to the team, and coordinate with external project stakeholders, internal team members and subcontractors. Additionally, you’ll functions as a team leader for assigned projects serving as the primary point of contact with the client responsible for project deliverables that are compliant with the Scope of Work and all project requirements.

You will be ensure the overall quality of the project documents and adherence with Jacobs’ Quality Program by providing ideas and guidance to the team aimed at improving the effectiveness of their role and project delivery in general.

As a key member of the team, you’ll be responsible for initial development of the project fee proposal and coordination with discipline directors and design leads for specific budget input and plays a prominent role in fee negotiations with the client. We’ll look to you to facilitate the creation of communication plans, ensuring that appropriate information is exchanged among key stakeholders, and conducts status review meetings among project team members and clients through project implementation.

Your leadership skills will be utilized by planning, organizing and staffing key design positions for the project working with the Director of Projects and Operations Managers. You will also have the opportunity to mentor and train team members in project management methods, procedures and activities

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.


  • Bachelor’s in Engineering, Architecture, or Architectural Engineering.
  • Experience as a Project Manager or Project Architect with industrial building types including all phases of design and construction administration.
  • Excellent working knowledge of design and construction, building systems/components and technology, rail design criteria, Federal Design Criteria (e.g., Uniform Facilities Criteria), contract management, project delivery methods, team- building and client relationship building.
  • Experience in rail or transit projects.

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Professional Registration (P.E.) or Registered Architect (RA) is preferred, PMI Certification will be considered.
  • Demonstrated design and project management experience within Federal and/or DOD markets is preferred.

Expected salary:

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Job date: Thu, 09 Jun 2022 22:48:32 GMT

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