Group Manager- Land Development

Houston, Texas
30 Nov 2016
07 Jun 2017
BI 00018W
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.

Our Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business in Houston is comprised of approximately 150 professionals and our team is seeking a world class leader to join the team as the Group Manager of our Land Development staff!

Our new leader will be responsible for the quality of civil engineering work performed, client service, utilization of staff, marketing, contract management, billing collection, and project profitability for civil engineering projects. Such projects include, but are not limited to land/site development for single-family residential, commercial/retail and industrial projects.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

• Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of civil engineering projects to ensure that goals or objectives of these projects are accomplished within 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 Designers to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.

• Initiates and reviews proposals. Participates in interviews and presentations as applicable.

• Maintains positive relationships with current and past clients as assigned. Informs Operations Manager of potential opportunities to market Jacobs's civil engineering 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.

• Identifies causes for revisions to projects and whether such changes are billable to the client.

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

• Other duties as assigned .

• Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering is required

• Minimum of 15 years of experience on land development projects

• Minimum of 10 years as a project manager on land development projects

• Land Development project management in the Houston market is required

• Experience with residential, commercial, and community or master planning projects is required. Experience with multiple types of projects highly desirable.

• Experience with representing municipal utility districts as the district engineer

• Must have local Houston industry contacts

• Must have developed the following skills; civil engineering knowledge, leadership, oral and written communication skills, planning, team work, decision making, judgment and problem solving

• Registration as a Texas Professional Engineer 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.