Asset Management Group (AMG) Manager of Projects (MOP)

Arlington, Virginia
18 Nov 2016
30 Nov 2016
BI 000178
Contract Type
Full Time
The Buildings & Infrastructure (B&I) Line of Business is a global network of approximately 11,500 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.

The AMG practice focuses on providing executive level leadership to public and private sector organizations that allows them to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the management of the built environment. Typical engagements range from nationwide studies inclusive of condition assessments and equipment inventories and implementation of strategic asset management programs to business process re-engineering and portfolio optimization.

The role of the Manager of Projects (MOP) is a key leadership role in Jacobs responsible for the project delivery process and ensuring that we optimize the Gross Margin to Jacobs through flawless project execution and delivery. The MOP has overall responsibility for the success and delivery of projects and as-sold GM within a specific line of business/sector of a PU. The MOP can also be the DPE on projects or programs.

At times this individual may serve as a Program Manager responsible for directing Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Subject Matter Experts, and Marketing staff in the overall execution of multiple and/or large projects or contracts.

The ideal candidate is a senior level individual with recognized credentials and expertise in the Asset Management Consulting services and the organization structure and requirements of federal clients. This individual will have demonstrated experience and expertise in developing successful approaches to public and private sector clients that are consistent with the capabilities, services, and expertise within the Jacobs' Buildings & Infrastructure Americas Consultancy Practice.

The individual's breadth of experience will include previous assignments or relationships at very senior levels within a consulting organization focused on both public and private sector clients, a demonstrated capability to identify opportunities, and develop successful pursuit and capture strategies for service types commensurate with those currently provided and envisioned by Jacobs.


Group Manager (GM)


Operations Manager (OM)

Designated Project Executives (DPE)

Regional Director of Projects (RDOP)

Other MOPs

Project Managers (PM)

Group Managers (GM)

Project Controls Lead


For projects within the line of business/sector for which they are MOP:

  • Ensure that all projects have been correctly reviewed by Legal/CMG and that all contractual matters are understood correctly by the project team
  • Ensure that all projects in their portfolio are set up and executed in a manner consistent with company expectations, policies and procedures and that all appropriate quality assurance (QA) requirements are in place
  • Ensure that all projects in their portfolio achieve or exceed their as-sold GM from each project. Minimize write-downs and GM erosion
  • Support, develop, mentor, assign and aid in the certification of Project Managers and Designated Project Executives
  • Ensure that all projects are reviewed in a monthly operational project review (OPR) or other agreed basis in order to identify current and anticipated problems
  • Minimize Unbilled and AR
  • Maximize client satisfaction with work done
  • Initiate and implement work process improvements
  • Identify, capture and share Best Practices and Lessons Learned


  • Review project variances on a weekly to monthly basis. Ensure possible problems are suitably mitigated/addressed and that invoices are issued
  • Review AR on a weekly basis to ensure collection of outstanding monies
  • Report cashflow at Administrative Project Review (APR)
  • Report project performance at Administrative Project Review (APR)
  • Keep the Manager of Operations and Director of Projects informed of all critical project issues and developments
  • Ensure suitable projects are regularly audited and audit actions recorded/completed (PINs)
  • Ensure client satisfaction surveys are undertaken by line of business/sector and any necessary corrective/improvement items are addressed
  • Provide overall leadership to the PMs


  • Deliver GM to plan
  • DSO
  • Total Unbilled/AR
  • Client satisfaction survey results
  • Project variances (negative and positive)
  • Claims against the Company

  • The individual's breadth of experience will include previous assignments or relationships at senior levels within the federal government and/or a consulting organization focused on public sector clients.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer or AIA
  • A minimum of 15 years of experience
  • PMP or PgMP Certification preferred
  • Proven and dynamic leadership capabilities
  • Demonstrated business and personnel management abilities
  • Ability to travel as necessary to meet business requirements
  • Functional expertise in the use of basic automation systems (Microsoft Office or equivalent)
  • Ability to pass background checks and related due diligence for security clearance
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and be self-directed
  • Proven ability to work within a collaborative, team environment and coordinate activities between program components
  • Previous experience providing consulting services to similar clients
  • Ability to direct junior and senior personnel and effectively manage and supervise a staff.

Applicant must demonstrate actual leadership of a consulting team that has performed similar services for large public sector clients. This position is not a general management position with oversight of consulting personnel. Candidates experience and demeanor will demonstrate the ability to effectively interact and build long-term relationships with selected clients and provide them the capability to accurately represent the full breadth and depth of Jacobs.

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.