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Waste Transfer and Processing Facility Project Manager

at Jacobs

Posted: 9/24/2019
Job Reference #: GES000065

Job Description

Support our solid waste management clients across the western U.S. market and have a hand in transforming solid waste practices throughout the region.As a Project Manager in our Integrated Waste Solutions group, you will have the chance to deliver solid waste management client projects that include providing project planning, permitting, engineering; develop business through proposals and networking the western U.S. market to grow Jacobs' presence; and work with municipal and private waste management clients in California and throughout the western U.S. regional market. During your time with us, you will also have the opportunity use your knowledge of the solid waste management stream to apply the right tools and systems to organize and successfully deliver projects. If you're up for the challenge, we've been looking for someone just like you. 

General Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Acts as the company's prime contact with the client and is responsible for overall work progress and technical performance on the project. 
  • Leads and manages the project team through all phases of project planning, execution, and closeout, consistent with established project delivery processes to meet the scope, schedule, budget as stated in the contract. 
  • Completes the scope of work to the satisfaction of the client, while simultaneously ensuring that Jacobs's Health, Safety, and Environment, quality, financial, risk management, business and policy expectations are met. 
  • Works closely with project delivery leadership and other senior project manager/operations leaders who provide support and mentoring. 
  • Support business development activities related to transfer stations, material recovery facilities, and waste processing facilities across the U.S., leading to the award of waste management contracts. This would include client relationship development, project-specific positioning activities, proposal preparation, and oral presentations consistent with established business development processes.

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.


  • BS degree in an engineering or architecture discipline, preferably mechanical, structural, civil or environmental engineering or industrial architecture 
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience, including 10 years in the waste management industry 
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license or Licensed Architect, as applicable 
  • Project management experience, preferably including management of projects of average to difficult complexity 
  • Experience in account management, and in positioning for, preparing proposals, and winning solid waste projects 
  • Experience leading the design of transfer stations, composting, waste processing, and material recovery facilities 
In addition to the minimum requirements, the preferred candidate will also have: 
  • MS degree in an engineering, architecture or relevant discipline 
  • 15-20 years of experience in the waste management industry