Program Director - Water

at Jacobs in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Your Impact:

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.

At Jacobs, we don’t settle – we’re 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 work together and give our best to make a difference in our world.

As global water supply shrinks and demand intensifies, solving the world’s most complex water challenges requires innovative thinking – and that’s where we come in.?

We’re seeking a Program Director to support delivering world-class water and wastewater programs for our varied clients across the Americas, with focus in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City.

As a Program Director, you’ll be charged with leading and mentoring a team of highly qualified and motivated engineers and other technical staff, interacting directly with clients to develop and deliver technical water conveyance, wastewater, and water resourcing programs.

You’ll join a team of experts in water, and wastewater treatment technologies, conveyance, and pumping plant design, and will deliver challenging programs while serving clients and communities. You will help provide and sustain clean water resources for our clients around the world and have a hand in challenging today and reinventing tomorrow.

You’ll also be instrumental in the growth and development of our water business strategy and contribute immediately to our success. We’ll ask you to leverage your expertise to help us continue building our skills, knowledge, and resources to win and deliver complex programs. Your client and industry relationships will help us serve new clients, win new work, and position for upcoming opportunities. You’ll effectively lead and manage program teams throughout all phases of planning, execution, and closeout; consistent with both innovative and established program delivery models to meet the scope, schedule, budget, and other contractual requirements.

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 serving our communities with the clean water they need through modern and efficient systems.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can continue to evolve, grow, and succeed.??

On Specific Programs, We’ll Also Ask You To:

+ Clarify the program’s vision and strategy, and ensure efforts are prioritized to support them

+ Manage external client and stakeholders, as well as internal staff, to complete work on-time and within budget, including interfacing with teams working on other related programs/projects

+ Coordinate and/or oversee design, construction, and readiness activities with clients, consultants, and stakeholders

+ Oversee interdisciplinary teams and provide review and guidance during development of deliverables

+ When necessary, coordinate with regulatory agencies and serve as a liaison between clients and other agencies

+ Mentor and lead other staff while creating an environment in which innovation and differences are openly shared, embraced, and incorporated into the team’s activities

+ Assist with proposal development and participate in interviews and presentations

+ Participate in the Jacobs growth process and work collaboratively with Sales teams

+ Take an active role and participate in industry trade organizations, including presentation of papers, publications, and serving on select committees

+ Partner with the global Program Management team on leadership best practices


Here’s what you’ll need :

+ Relevant degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Business or related field; Master’s degree a plus

+ Strong leadership skills with ability to relate to technical staff and external clients

+ Ability to articulate a clear vision and build cohesive teams, and provide excellent social, networking, and presentation skills

+ Experience managing consultants, contractors, and senior managers

+ Experience with planning/scheduling, budgeting, and risk management concepts and tools

+ Ability to help market and win work for private and public clients

+ Demonstrated track record of delivering multiple related water or wastewater programs

+ Proven ability to manage and motivate a multi-disciplinary team

+ Ability to articulate complex concepts and demonstrate extensive experience in partnership-building, agency coordination planning, and program experience

+ Flexibility to serve large and complex programs and clients across the United States and Canada

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

+ Registered Professional Engineer, PMP, PgMP and/or equivalent

+ A Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, or a related engineering discipline

+ Experience serving various clients involving a wide variety of fields including conveyance pipeline design, project management, water/ wastewater pump station design OR demonstrated professional experience in water resources?related engineering fields, such as surface water and groundwater hydrology, hydraulics, stream restoration, coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics, dams, master planning, resilience plans, stormwater, watershed protection, drainage/flood control, water quality, design, and services during construction

+ Ability to serve as the leader/liaison between the client, partners, constructors, and design teams

+ Experience with program governance and a variety of program management organizational models

+ Previous work experience navigating local, state, and federal permitting agencies and requirements

+ Experience collaborating with stakeholders and regulators and communities

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.

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. Eligible employees and their dependents may elect medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan, and if eligible, a deferred compensation plan, and Executive Deferral Plan. We have an unlimited U.S. Personalized Paid Time Off (PPTO) policy for eligible full-time exempt employees, seven paid holidays, one floating holiday, and caregiver leave. Hired applicants will be able to purchase company stock and have the opportunity to receive a performance discretionary bonus.

The base salary range for this position is $275k to $350k and may fluctuate depending upon skills, experience, work location and additional factors, including relevant education and training.

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 manufact

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Job Posting: JC257283664

Posted On: Mar 25, 2024

Updated On: May 27, 2024

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