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Jacobs Regional Technical Specialist in Portland, Oregon

Regional Technical Specialist


At Jacobs, we don’t settle – always looking beyond to raise the bar and deliver with excellence. 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. 

As part of Jacob’s Operations Management & Facilities Services (OMFS) Group the Regional Technical Specialist will assume a leading role on special projects performing Project Development Evaluations and Full Contract Operation (FCO) reviews. You’ll provide client and business development support, evaluate facilities and suggest improvements to operations personnel and/or design engineers, assist with the startup, development of operational guides and perform training and performance evaluations for new facilities. You’ll also analyze process control procedures and recommend changes where needed; prepare monthly reports to the Director of Technical Specialists on utilization, work summaries and work projections; review designs for operability; perform project follow up reviews to determine client satisfaction with past service and develop recommendations on the need for future service; and prepare or assist in the preparation of proposals. While the location is flexible, the candidate should preferably be based in the Northwestern U.S. and reside near a major airport. Position will require 50% travel.

Bring your team-focus, adaptability, and commitment to excellence, and we’ll help you grow what drives you – and deliver the world’s most challenging Operations Management projects, together.


Here's what you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and ten (10) years of experience in operation and maintenance of water/wastewater treatment plant facilities; Or fifteen (15) years of experience in operation and maintenance of water/wastewater treatment plant facilities in lieu of degree

  • Water/Wastewater Operator Certification at the highest level required by resident State, or ability to obtain within one year of employment

  • Experience in budget preparation and financial accountability

  • Four (4) years of experience in a supervisory capacity

  • Ability to write proposals, prepare and make presentations

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to travel 50% of the time

  • Valid State Driver’s License with no major infractions

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • International work experience

  • Extensive knowledge of methods to reduce operating costs of a treatment plant through efficiency in energy consumption, chemical addition, staffing strategies and solids disposal

  • Previous successful experience providing staff leadership, communication, staff assignments, and developing staff capabilities

  • Excellent oral and written communications, self-motivation, team-oriented work practices, and strong technical problem-solving skills

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. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language .

Job Operations & Maintenance

Primary Location United States-Oregon-Portland-US OR Portland - NE Sandy Boulevard

Job Type Experienced

Travel Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: BI 000AMD