Watershed Project Manager

Austin, TX, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
10+ Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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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.

Your Impact:

Here at Jacobs, we apply our expertise and knowledge as we look into the future with great optimism and focus. We don’t settle until we give our best and know that we’re making a difference.  Our solutions in water help communities thrive.  If you want to join a company invested in you, your success and the global community, join us as a Watershed Project Manager.  


As a vital member of our Austin team, you’ll work on challenging projects where we’ll depend on your expertise, intuition, and leadership with planning, directing, and monitoring all aspects of projects for our public and private clients. You’ll grow professionally with us because we’ll rise together on impactful projects with a high degree of technical complexity from the concept stage through detailed design and construction services.  You’ll be leading a multidiscipline team in the Austin and Central Texas area by coordinating project assignments to complete tasks within established schedules and budgets and help establish and maintain relationships with clients having related needs, interests, requirements and processes along with building our business development strategies. 


As the Watershed Project Manager, you’ll review hydrologic and hydraulic design calculations and prepare reports, construction plans and specifications as required by client assignments.  You’ll lead watershed scale planning efforts as well as neighborhood and site level planning and design projects.  In addition, you’ll drive compliance and conduct research on local, state and federal code requirements.  To maintain Jacobs high standards, you’ll regularly monitor the progress of active projects or tasks through project management reviews, and directs/guides responsible project engineers to take appropriate corrective actions on a timely basis.  


Bring your curiosity, talent for multi-tasking and collaboration, and extreme organizational skills and we’ll help you grow, pursue and fulfill what drives you – so we can make big impacts on the world, together.




Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s What You’ll Need:

• Bachelor of Science in Civil, Environmental, or Water Resources Engineering

• Texas Professional Engineer (P.E.), or ability to obtain within 6 months

• At least 12 years of experience in hydrology, hydraulics, and general water resources engineering with progressively increasing responsibilities in design and management 

• Extensive experience with HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, XP-SWMM and other standard 1D and 2D hydrologic and hydraulic modeling platform is preferred 

• Experience in preparing study reports

• Experience in preparing construction plans and specifications

• Must have strong relationships with local municipal clients and a proven track record in sales and winning of major projects or demonstrate a proven track record of developing strong relationships

• Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Experience with water quality and stormwater best management practices 

• Experienced in managing projects including management of staff, budget and timelines

• Knowledgeable in the principles of fluvial geomorphology and its applications to stream restoration and channel stabilization projects


Ideally, here’s what you’ll also have: 

• Experience with USACE and other federal entities 

• Experience with the following computer programs considered a plus: ESRI Arc GIS, AutoCAD, LDD, Civil 3D, Microstation with GeoPack 

• Experience with water quality modelling with QUAL-2E, TexTox, LOAD ESTimator 

• Experience in large channel modeling, analysis, and plan production related to flood control or river engineering 

• Rosgen stream classification system experience 

• Active in local, state, and national professional societies



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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 $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.