Jacobs Energy Program Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Energy Program Manager


The Buildings & Infrastructure (B&I) Line of Business is a global network of approximately 11,500 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

Our Energy & Power practice group specializes in projects involving the analysis and design of building, campus energy and district utility infrastructure systems. This group provides design and consulting expertise in a variety of energy projects, with specialization in Utility Master Planning, Energy Management, District Energy and Combined Heat and Power.

Our Chicago office is searching for an Energy and Power practice Program Manager to join their team. In this position you will have the opportunity for:

  • Business development within and around Chicago area

  • Client relationship management

  • Practice group portfolio management

  • Leadership and mentoring of engineering design production team

  • Preparing fee proposals and project execution strategies

  • Training, quality control, engineering design and energy analysis

The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong connection to Chicago and the local area, this person will be responsible for developing and leading Energy and Power related projects including power generation, central utility plants, electrical substations and distribution improvements for higher education, institutional, industrial and utility clients. The individual would be the company’s prime contact with the client and as such be responsible for promoting continuing relations and developing new work. They are also responsible for coordinating project staffing, overseeing the execution of professional services, as well as participating in major technical, cost, scheduling and performance decisions with clients.


  • BS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering is required

  • Professional Registration (P.E.) is required, or ability to obtain within one year; CEM is a plus

  • Minimum of 15 years experience on energy or utility projects, with 10 years in project management preferred

  • Experience including energy and power engineering preferred, including central plants (heating and cooling), power generation, utility distribution and infrastructure, energy studies, energy management and utility master plans

  • Some travel required

  • Strong local community involvement and connections preferred.

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-Illinois-Chicago

Req ID: BI 00034H