Group Manager- Transportation (Highway) Design

Houston, Texas
02 Sep 2016
27 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
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.

Responsible for design and direction in the overall execution of multiple projects or contracts for Transportation (Highway) projects in the Houston area. Administers contracts, meets client requirements and company commitments. Lead important business development activity by presenting the organization's project capabilities, establishing client relationships, and procuring work.

Responsible directly or through staff for the quality of services performed, client satisfaction, utilization of staff, marketing, reputation of the office and the company in the marketplace, contract management, billing and collection, and project delivery.

Coordinate work share with other offices in Jacobs to deliver projects. Build relationships within Jacobs to determine unique technical skills that can be delivered to the market.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

• Receives general operational guidance from the local office management.

• Plans, directs and coordinates activities of projects to ensure the goals or objectives of these projects are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

• Establishes and maintains relationships for future on potential projects.

• Provides operational supervision and technical guidance to Project Manager(s), Project Engineers and Designers

• Maintains contact with senior client management, office management and managers of applicable departments within Jacobs and other engineering firms engaged in projects relating to the transportation services program.

• Establishes and implements staffing plans to permit effective handling of current and projected workloads

• Regularly monitors the progress of projects or tasks through project management reviews

• Directs/guides responsible Project Managers to take appropriate corrective actions in a timely manner.

• Directs and supervises the activities of assigned personnel and provides for and enforces proper delegation of management authority, responsibility and accountability.

• Establishes and maintains relationships with clients.

• Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of projects to ensure that goals or objectives of these projects are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

• Establishes work plan and multi-disciplinary staffing for each phase of project, and arranges for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.

• Directs and coordinates activities of Project Engineers, Engineers, and Technicians to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.

• Initiates and reviews price proposals. Participate in interviews and presentations as applicable.

• Maintains positive relationships with current and past clients as assigned. Informs Operations Manager of potential opportunities to market services.

• Serves as a representative of Jacobs at meetings, presentations, and public hearings/reviews relative to assigned projects.

• Develops reviews and obtains confirmation of financial and project delivery schedule activities of design and construction as they relate to all disciplines involved.

• Assures that the project team complies with the contract agreement and exercises cost control to implement the approved design within established budget restraints.

• Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering is required.
  • At least 15 years experience on transportation/highway projects is required
  • At least 8 years as a project manager on transportation/highway projects is required
  • Experience with MSProject, Microsoft Office, is required.
  • Must have developed the following skills; engineering knowledge, leadership, oral and written communication skills, planning, teamwork, decision making, judgment and problem solving.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in Texas is 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.