Jacobs Federal Project Manager in Englewood, Colorado

Federal Project Manager


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.

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Buildings Director of Federal Projects, this position manages multi-discipline teams of employees, including: Architectural, MEP, Structural, Civil and others as required by the particular project. The position requires a level of technical expertise to successfully manage large complex projects, both renovation and new construction. Project scope may include military billeting, vehicle maintenance, aviation facilities, headquarters & administrative buildings, medical, research, and mission critical facilities. This position is also client facing and would act as the company’s main point of contact on assigned projects.

  • The Federal Project Manager is responsible for design deliverables for design-bid-build projects (full plans, specifications, design analysis), design-build RFPs documents, engineering studies, feasibility reports and other engineering requirements. The position requires the ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously, completed on time, within construction budget and in accordance with agreed scope.

  • Provides effective, skilled project management to help reduce the costs of delivering projects and adding value to Jacobs and the client by applying proven project management techniques.

  • Also responsible for construction phase services as required by the scope of work. This typically includes services performed in office environment such as coordinating Jacobs’ responses to RFIs, shop drawing reviews, and construction modification documents, and also includes periodic consultation visits to projects sites during construction.

  • The Federal PM leads the design team in the development of project documents by providing overall direction to the team, and coordinates with external project stakeholders, internal team members and subcontractors.

  • Functions as a team leader for assigned projects serving as the primary point of contact with the client Responsible for project deliverables that are compliant with the Scope of Work and all project requirements.

  • Responsible for the overall quality of the project documents and adherence with Jacobs Quality Program. Manages and enhances project quality by providing ideas and guidance to the team aimed at improving the effectiveness of their role and project delivery in general Assesses project requirements, and develops and executes a sound project management approach to meet the needs of the project and client.

  • Responsible for initial development of the project fee proposal and coordination with discipline directors and design leads for specific budget input, and plays a prominent role in fee negotiations with the client.

  • Facilitates the creation of communication plans, ensuring that appropriate information is exchanged among key stakeholders, and conducts status review meetings among project team members and clients through project execution.

  • Determines, monitors and reviews internal costs, operational budgets, schedules and staffing requirements for project teams Plan, organize and staff key design positions for the project working with the Director of Projects and Operations Managers.


  • Bachelors in Engineering or Architecture is required

  • Professional Registration (P.E.) or Registered Architect (RA) is required

  • At least 5 years of experience as a Design Project Manager in an Architectural or Engineering organization is required with demonstrated design and project management experience within Federal and/or DOD markets is required

  • Strong working knowledge of pre-design and pre-construction, building systems/components and technology, Federal Design Criteria (e.g., Uniform Facilities Criteria), contract management, project delivery methods, team building and client relationship building is required

  • US Citizenship is required

  • Mentors and trains team members in project management methods, procedures and activities

  • At least 12 years of overall experience in architecture, engineering or a project related technical field is preferred

  • PMI certification is desired

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.




Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Colorado-Englewood

Req ID: BIA0002QY