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Jacobs Preconstruction Manager in Naples, Florida

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’re making our world better with every water and wastewater project we complete, and we know the importance of accurate estimates to the success of these projects. We’re looking for a skilled Preconstruction Manager to support complex water, wastewater, environmental, heavy civil, operations and maintenance, and military / government facility projects. You’ll review proposals, conceptual designs, detailed design documents (drawings and specifications), attend design development meetings and make sites visits to best define the scope of work and cost impacts required of the process.

You’ll be a key contributor and mentor to a knowledgeable and supportive team as you prepare estimates by developing project work breakdown structures, calculating complete scope of work take-offs, assisting contracts staff with statements of work for subcontractors and vendors, apply construction means and methods, prepare schedules, calculate indirect field and owner’s costs. Design teams will also collaborate with you on the quality and amount of input necessary to develop the required level of design build construction estimates. You’ll tap into both your creative and analytical sides in this role as you develop reports and presentations as well as analyze historical data.

Bring your attention to detail, extensive construction experience, and desire to grow, and we’ll help you pursue what drives you – so we can tackle challenging water and wastewater projects, together.

Here’s what you’ll need :

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management or similar, significant experience.

  • Proficient skills in the area of current technology (communications, estimating, scheduling, and database software). We typically use AutoCAD, Microstation, Bluebeam, Timberline, Microsoft Excel, Primavera P6, Smartsheet, and SQL-based databases.

  • Demonstrated understanding of estimating organizational structure and process, including quantity takeoff, crew development, productivity relationships, material quotations, contingency and risk model development, escalation model development, knowledge of markup structures and estimate documentation.

  • Proficient in quantitative risk analysis using software. We typically use Deltek Acumen for schedule and cost analyses.

  • Experience using industry estimating software, such as Timberline and HCSS Heavy Bid.

  • Understanding of project scheduling; ability to use Primavera P6 and / or Smartsheet.

  • Experience mentoring junior staff.

  • Able to travel to meet project needs. This position is based in the Naples, FL area. Travel is expected to be variable based on project needs, but generally infrequent.

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • Strong and effective written, oral and presentation skills. This position is frequently client-facing about sometimes difficult topics (scope, schedule, budget).

  • Adept at interpersonal relationship building and conflict resolution.

  • Able to complete tasks independently. You will have an independent role and responsibilities where expectations will be defined and guidance will be available, but the ultimate path to success will be yours.

  • Extensive background with water and wastewater construction including field experience.

The physical and environmental demands required to perform the essential duties of this position include standing, walking, sitting, coordination, balance and agility demands, which may include the ability to climb, stoop, kneel, squat, grasp, reach, perform repetitive hand movements. Additional demands may involve a specific level of dexterity, grip strength, climbing and cardiorespiratory demands. The work areas may be indoor, outdoor, have loud noise, active machinery that includes high pressure fluid systems, electrical equipment, some defined confined spaces, heights and depths, fumes, air borne particles, noxious gases, and chemicals as you would come to expect in the water and wastewater design build industry.

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.

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