Geographic Operations Manager

Jacobs - Bellevue, WA4.0

As Geographic Operations Manager in our Operations & Maintenance group you will be responsible for leadership in our Pacific Northwest Region for multiple water and wastewater project teams, including responsibility for the profitable and sustainable financial performance, safety, compliance programs, and contractual and technical management. Leading project teams you will provide primary client relationships with client management and technical personnel and report regularly as to client confidence, satisfaction, and/or problems; review monthly contract service reports for each installation, advise management as to project status, regulatory agency permit compliance and technical/plant management status; maintain established project cost levels to ensure profitability ratios and work to actively increase margins; and develop new work and/or expand existing work and report on all competitive contract services sales efforts, advise marketing personnel of these efforts, and prepare reports and presentations as required. You will also bring thorough knowledge of industry trends, lead recruiting, mentoring, development and retention of talent, including leading human resources regional succession planning, development and training of future leaders. The location for this position is open to Pacific Northwest locations. Candidate must live near a major airport. Position will require up to 50% travel. If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone like you.


  • Bachelor’s degree and Ten (10) plus years of water, wastewater or industrial experience; Or Fifteen (15) plus years of water, wastewater or industrial experience in lieu of degree
  • Eight (8) plus years of experience in a supervisory capacity
  • Experience with industry contracting mechanisms and contract negotiation activities
  • Experience in project management for multiple locations with responsibility for technical support and financial accountability
  • Ability to write proposals, prepare and make presentations
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to travel approximately 50% of the time
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and 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
  • Strong leadership skills including the knowledge of personnel selection, mentoring, succession planning and development and training in all aspects of plant operations
  • 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
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.