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Jacobs Field Operations Project Engineer 2 - Utilities in Topeka, Kansas

Your Impact:

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.

Provides overall project engineering involving Data Collection Unit's (DCU's) for gas pipeline. Reports to Project Manager, providing planning, scheduling, supervision and technical support for contractors providing Data Collection Unit (DCU) Network construction activities. This includes assessing telecommunications site acquisition, performing land use analysis in Public Rights of Way, as well as developing and submitting Wireless Telecommunications ministerial and conditional use permits. Collaborates with various internal company departments and external clients (various municipalities and other utility companies in obtaining construction permits and approves standard contracts for site acquisition and DCU construction. Administers technical field support, assists with DCU construction budget oversight.


  • Supports team in the project execution to accomplish project commitments and timing.

  • Ensures that project deliverables satisfy project requirements.

  • Assesses project requirements, while developing and recommending a sound approach or application to meet the needs of the project and 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.

  • Assists Project Manager in responding to all issues that arise on job site during construction. Solves problems in a timely and decisive manner to ensure quality, safety and compliance on the worksite and to ensure project success. Documents and reports on job progress, labor, equipment and material used. Acts as on-site Company representative and liaison with all state and local government officials as applicable.

  • Assists Project Manager in developing project plans, scope of work, budget, schedule and required resources for DCU Network construction projects (approx. 10 to 15 per year) that average $30K to $60K each. Works with city to appropriately interpret ordinances and coordinates projects with engineering, public affairs and city government. Provides oversight and support to vendors, contractors and project team including Architect-Engineering firms on the development of CAD drawings, photo simulations, telecommunications studies, and environmental reports as required by the various municipalities.

  • Assesses viability of telecommunications site, through field review of actual site

  • Acts a liaison between project team and internal stakeholders for the completion of easement, attachment, license, and building attachment agreements with various private property owners, entities, and jurisdictions. Collaborates with Legal and Gas Engineering Land & Right-of-Way to perform due diligence and to ensure that agreements coincide with Company policies.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Will be required to travel extensively within the Southern California utility service territory.

  • May be required to stand on site for multiple hours

  • Hybrid position: In office or on site 3 days a week

  • Required to lift 25 lbs #epjobs #naepjobs #remote

Here’s what you’ll need :


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Functional working knowledge and understanding of utility franchise right agreements and Utility Easement process

Strong organizational skills

Strong communication skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with business partners

Must have knowledge of MS Office.

Strong functional knowledge of operating and maintaining budget


Bachelor's Degree Business, Engineering or related field or equivalent experience.


  • Includes 5 years of Field Construction & Operations experience (e.g. Transmission, Distribution, Storage, Telecommunications, etc.), DCU Construction or other relevant experience.

  • Also includes 5 years as a Team Lead/Supervisor, on-site project manager or construction manager/supervisor role.


  • Experience in wireless telecommunication facility Easement/License Agreement negotiations, Land Use and Public Right of Way permitting process, Coastal Commissioning process, telecommunications DCU site acquisition and presenting in public hearings and forums.

Jacobs’ health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Employees have access to medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance, a 401(k) plan, and the ability to purchase company stock at a discount. Eligible employees may also enroll in a deferred compensation plan or the Executive Deferral Plan. Jacobs has an unlimited U.S. Personalized Paid Time Off (PPTO) policy for full-time salaried/exempt employees, seven paid holidays, one floating holiday, and caregiver leave. And certain roles may be eligible for additional rewards, including merit increases, performance discretionary bonus, and stock.

The base salary range for this position is $85,000-$100,000. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

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 $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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.