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Jacobs Water Market Design Manager in Corvallis, Oregon

Water Market Design Manager


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.

Our Design Manager (DM) is the leader/manager of the design team for a design projects, and is supported by design discipline task leaders and other design managers as needed. The DM is a partner to the Project Manager (PM) whose specific responsibilities include leadership in the application of our Project Delivery System, and the design delivery processes to achieve the following project delivery strategic objectives:

  • Health, safety, environmental responsibility

  • Help manage and exceed Client expectations for quality, schedule, and budget

  • Direct cost performance for design project specific targets

  • Design team expectations

  • Operational performance and business unit expectations

  • Quality

Specific duties include:

  • Planning the design project (scope, fee, resources and schedule)

  • Building, chartering and leading the design team

  • Facilitating effective communication between team members

  • Developing and implementing health and safety plans

  • Focusing on PM and client satisfaction

  • Managing assigned resources

  • Statusing the project and managing change

  • Managing senior consultants for conformance to quality plan

  • Meeting direct cost budget goals

The DM's primary responsibility is to ensure that all aspects of an assigned design project are completed successfully. They will also manage contract compliance with respect to the design effort, be available as a key point of contact with the client, and ensure that the PM and design team clearly understand the client’s requests; and that the client and PM clearly understand the ramifications of those requests on the engineering and construction budgets and schedules.

The purpose of the DM position is to ensure that the design portion of the assigned project is completed successfully, designed to cost, and facilitates the one team approach with procurement and construction. The DM achieves success by supporting, listening to, and managing the design team (including design staff, sub consultants/ subcontractors, and staff in the exporting office and in any other supporting offices).

The DM is a participant in project decisions regarding technical approaches, cost and scheduling, and performance. Additionally, the DM is responsible for the identification of schedule and cost variances, and the development and implementation of recommendations for corrective action for negative variances. The DM is also responsible for monitoring and control of the design scope and proactive change management.


Qualified candidate will have:

  • BS or MS Degree in Mechanical or Environmental Engineering, or other engineering discipline with a focus on water/wastewater systems

  • Minimum 10 years engineering experience, with at least 2 years managing multidiscipline design teams

  • PE License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • In addition to the basic qualifications, the ideal candidate would meet the following preferred qualifications in terms of key duties:

  • Experience with Design-Build and/or EPC projects.

  • International project experience.

  • Resident Engineer or field start-up services experience.

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 and supplemental language.

Job Water

Primary Location United States-Oregon-Corvallis-US OR Corvallis - Ne Circle Blvd

Job Type Experienced

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: WES0000A8