Jacobs Energy & Power Project Manager in Austin, Texas

Energy & Power 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.

Position Summary

Our Austin, Texas Energy and Power Solutions group is searching for a Project Manager to join their team.

The ideal candidate for this position will be responsible for Energy and Power related work for industrial, higher education, institutional and utility clients for project types including combined heat and power, central utility plants, plant upgrades, utility transmission and distribution design as well as planning and feasibility studies, on one or multiple projects of various sizes. The individual would be the company’s prime contact with the client and as such is responsible for promoting quality services and continuing positive relations. The individual would also be responsible for design phase services, management of subcontracting, leading major technical, cost, scheduling and performance decisions as well as field construction oversight during project implementation.

In this position you will have the opportunity for:

  • Leading and coordinating multi-discipline engineering production teams

  • Managing engineering production budgets and staff workloads

  • Growing Client relations

  • Preparing fee proposals and project/production schedules

  • Overseeing engineering design, analysis, production and quality control for discrete projects

Main Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Control and administer the flow of data and information within the Company and between the Company, the Client and other organizations such sub consultants, government agencies and any local and statutory authorities.

  • Exercise change control in respect of the Agreement ensuring Client approval (when applicable) before additional expenditure of time and/or costs. Authorize internal changes when necessary for achievement of project objectives.

  • Ensure that all Company’s contractual and legal obligations are met, to the satisfaction of the Client.

  • Keep Company management advised of any problems with the Client’s perception of the Company’s performance.

  • Support sales by providing information, input to proposals and assistance with presentations as required.

  • Organize and manage the assigned project team to successfully complete the project ensuring that all project team members are fully conversant with the project objectives.

Prepare, issue and ensure compliance with projects plans including:

  • Health & Safety Plan (HASAP)

  • Quality Plan (PPM/PEP & PSQP)

  • Deliverables based program/schedule such that statutory and corporate requirements are met

  • Prepare any necessary work instructions and guidance detailing special project precautions and instructions, protective clothing and prerequisites including training and qualifications. Ensure that any necessary PPE is provided to staff. Maintain records of site visits by project team staff.

  • Issue task instructions to the project team.

  • Organize project review meetings at regular intervals to review actual progress, identify problem areas and agree remedial actions.

  • Ensure that expenditures of labor and expenses are properly monitored, controlled and reported to MOP and Company management and to the Client as appropriate.

  • Identify adverse trends which may influence the schedule and/or cost forecasts and take necessary action to minimize them.

  • Attend and report to monthly Operational Project Review (OPR) meeting, on the overall status of the project.

  • Where relevant, visit the job site at regular intervals to review at first hand safety actual progress any potential problems and the proposed solutions to any potential problems.


  • B.S. in Engineering, Mechanical, Chemical, or Electrical Engineering preferred

  • Professional Registration (P.E.) is required; CEM is a plus

  • Minimum of ten years’ experience on energy or utility infrastructure projects, with at least three years in project management preferred

  • Experience including energy and power engineering services preferred, including central plants (district energy), power generation, utility distribution and infrastructure, energy studies and utility master plans

  • Some travel required

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-Texas-Austin

Req ID: BI 000360