Project Manager - Rail

at Jacobs in Boise, Idaho, United States

Job Description

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.

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we challenge today to reinvent tomorrow. It is our response to the increasing complexity our world is experiencing. It calls on us to join forces, putting our knowledge and imagination together to reinvent the way we solve problems and shape the next generation of innovative solutions.

Reinventing tomorrow is our promise and an invitation to raise the bar in everything we do.

From the brilliant solutions we create with our clients, to the open and inclusive culture we create for our people. From the positive difference we make in our communities, to the added value we deliver to our shareholders. Being a part of Jacobs is embracing our world and the opportunities it brings to each and every one of us.

We are looking for a?Project Manager – Rail to join our team of dedicated professionals in Southern or Northern California. As a Rail PM, you’ll have the chance to work on exciting and engaging impactful infrastructure projects with a focus on planning and advanced conceptual engineering, final design, construction procurement and support services during construction. You will have the opportunity to take on the responsibility of supporting our entire team from the initial pursuit of new work with our key clients through the development of project budgets and work plans, establishing project priorities, developing staffing forecasts, and overseeing the technical quality of our deliverables. All along the way, you’ll demonstrate your business acumen to both our internal team and our external clients.???

Your most impactful mission in this role is to embrace living inclusion every day and enabling diversity and quality globally. For us, this means creating a culture of belonging where we all thrive by embracing all perspectives. An inclusive culture with many perspectives through diverse backgrounds allows us to leverage knowledge, key team members, and connection to bring forth opportunity, creativity, and growth.

Working together, we’ll help you grow and pursue what fulfills you so that we can make impacts on the future – big and small, global, and local.?? ?

If you’re interested in joining a company invested in, you and your success- explore Jacobs!?

Here’s What You’ll Need:

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field

+ Professional Engineering License in the State of California or the ability to obtain one quickly upon employment

+ General and specific understanding of the A&E industry and the project delivery life-cycle from planning and programming through design, procurement, construction and closeout. Emphasis on planning, design and the public agency procurement process is critical to the success of this project manager role.

+ Experience and understanding of project management including planning and budgeting, fee development, writing scopes of work for design and related services, creating work breakdown structures and project delivery schedules for design and related services.

+ Experience with civil engineering design of transportation projects with a focus on rail projects (commuter, freight, light rail)

+ Design software user (AutoCAD with Civil 3d, MicroStation with OpenRoads/Rail)

+ Strong User of Microsoft suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project desired )

+ 5-10 years’ experience.

More specific duties may include coordinating and planning the assembly of plans, specifications and construction estimate (PS&E) packages, design report and technical memoranda, analyses, investigations (including field investigations), and railroad operations and safety elements.

Additionally, this person will be viewed as a key point of contact between the client and Jacobs. Travel within SoCal areas between offices and client offices will be required. The person should be comfortable with being viewed as a technical expert with recognized authority in an area of specialization that resolves problems of greater scope and complexity while planning and developing projects or design/construction activities which have significant impact on major company programs. You must also be able to plan, organize, and supervise work of medium to large numbers of professional staff and technicians both in the office and in the field.

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. Typical benefits offered include flexible work schedules and opportunities to work remotely, educational reimbursement, retirement benefits, employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off and paid holidays, and parental leave.

Typical salary range for this position is $117,400 to $183,500, and is commensurate with experience relative to the position.


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 manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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.

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Job Posting: JC245612146

Posted On: Aug 12, 2023

Updated On: Dec 03, 2023

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