Cary, North Carolina

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:

At Jacobs, we’re not just building structures. We’re helping our clients innovate and grow by designing, engineering, and managing the construction of their advanced facilities that are changing our world.   

As a Manager of Construction (MOC) Professional, you’ll join our collaborative team providing our clients with award-winning planning, engineering, architectural design, construction management, and design-build project delivery. We’re looking for a passionate Construction Professional in Cary, NC who is inspired by collaboration, exceeding expectations, and challenging the status quo.   

The MOC will be responsible for the Project Delivery for the Life Sciences business unit providing the interface between projects and the business.  This is a business-critical role that ensures successful Integrated Project Delivery of EPCM projects. The MOC ensures early engagement with the business in the sales process to bring the “construction-driven” project delivery approach to the team, and then leads this approach through to implementation and closeout of the project. 

The MOC reports to the Business Unit (BU) Operations Leader with dotted line responsibility to the VP of Construction. The MOC is assigned to represent a series of projects/geographies within a specific LOB/business unit.  


Sales support: The MOC is the interface between New Opportunities/Top Prospects and Engineering and Construction teams. Will support sales and proposal efforts with the identification of candidates as needed.  Will work with VP of Construction Management and HR to ensure best-fit resources are utilized for sales opportunities. Will make sales presentations on construction services to key clients. The MOC, in conjunction with Sales and VP of Construction, will assist with negotiating contracts, commercial terms and rates.  Will bring expertise to the team in order to guide the most effective implementation approaches (Design Assist / Design Build / Design Bid Build) for the work. 

People, Staffing: The MOC has administrative responsibility (Performance Reviews, Timesheets, etc.) for their team of Construction Managers and their staff.  As agreed with the LoB, the projects may take on some of these responsibilities (e.g. time sheets). Responsible for training and coaching, as well as career development for CMs.  Will work with the VP of Construction in strategic placement of CM staff for both professional development and ensuring high caliber delivery staff are assigned to key projects. 

Forecasting: The MOC works closely with the other BUs during forecasting to capture prospects where margin will be shared based on corporate policy.  The owning BU will need to ensure that we haven’t double-counted the margin forecast. The MOC will coordinate this effort in concert with Finance and ensure he/she has overall understanding of the forecasted opportunities. (Schedule 3) 

Project Performance: The MOC will work closely with the BU Operations Team to ensure proper set up of the job –including staffing, processes, tools and procedures are in place. Will have oversight for the safety of the CM projects and will work closely with the safety team members to ensure correct reporting, assignment of staff, leadership, etc. Will ensure CRRs are conducted at appropriate times and that OPRs are conducted monthly.  Will report back to the business on actions/critical activities including cost, schedule, quality and client issues. May be involved in Gate Reviews as necessary to ensure progress of the work. Ensures appropriate technology is utilized on the construction projects, through coordination with the BU.   

You have purpose. And at Jacobs, you can live it. No matter what drives you, you’ll discover how you can cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals –all at a single global company. 

Here’s What You’ll Need:

•          Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management or related field, preferred
•          At least 15 years’ of experience in positions with progressive accountability 
•          Experienced with multiple project execution and contracting strategies  
•          Breadth of experience in Life Sciences
•          Local and regional travel is required to support projects.
Ideally, you’ll also have: 

•          Master’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business or related field preferred 
•          Working Knowledge with direct hire construction delivery, with lump-sum EPC work preferred 
•          Working knowledge of the sales process – including developing a value proposition, written proposal development and client presentations 

#LifeSciences, #Bio/Pharma, #EPCMV, #globallifescience   

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

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.

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Cary, North Carolina

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