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Jacobs Senior Watershed Scientist in Taylorsville, Utah

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:

As global supply and demand for water intensifies, solving the world’s most complex water challenges demands different thinking – and that’s where we come in. At Jacobs, we are driven by our passion for making the world a better place by providing our clients with sustainable and meaningful solutions.

We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our Utah water resources team. An ideal candidate will be someone who can use their experience in watersheds/water resources and apply it to today’s challenges, while reinventing tomorrow. The candidate will have a strong network of trusted professional relationships and will be able to demonstrate success building and executing exciting watershed-focused projects. As a senior leader, you will have solid leadership and team management skills in addition to a demonstrated expertise in technical consulting and/or environmental problem solving. These experiences should demonstrate solid collaboration with private/public clients, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders.

As a valued Jacobs employee, you will work with multi-disciplinary teams to build upon an existing portfolio of projects related to watershed/water resources planning, water quality, surface water monitoring programs, permitting and compliance, and regulatory strategy development. You will provide professional consulting services for public and private clients related to watershed and water resources management, provide practical client representation with regulatory agencies, and work with diverse groups of stakeholders to develop lasting solutions. You will oversee investigations to assure the correct scientific procedures and equipment are appropriately and safely implemented and results are accurate, clear, and defensible.

Every member of our team supports business development efforts and helps in the pursuit of new projects by ensuring effective client communication and maintaining and developing long-term relationships with clients. You will work directly with clients on the projects and tasks that you are leading and oversee team members to execute critical studies and field programs. At Jacobs you can design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow, and succeed.  

If you want to become an expert in your discipline, look no further. Opportunities abound to learn from our senior technologists, who are experts in the industry, with the intent that one day you will assist with team building and mentoring of younger engineers as you grow in your own career.

Jacobs is supportive of the new future of work following the COVID pandemic, with flexibility to work remotely while still working closely with your team. You are expected to be located in Utah.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Bachelor’s Degree in Hydrology, Environmental Science, Ecology, Environmental engineering, or another related field.

• At least 8 years of progressive experience related to watershed science and water resources problem solving and project management

• Ability to lead a multi-disciplined team of engineers, scientists, geologists, and other professionals to implement complex programs

• Demonstrated ability to formulate strategies and solutions to complex problems related to watersheds and water resources

• Possess the knowledge and technical skills to direct water quality and ecological investigations related to TMDLs, MS4, UPDES and other monitoring programs.

• Demonstrated experience with NEPA studies, Section 404 permitting and mitigation plans

• Experience developing, implementing and overseeing field monitoring and sampling, and laboratory analyses

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to communicate your ideas clearly and concisely.

• Highly self-motivated, self-teaching, initiator; which could be demonstrated through professional society involvements or related activities.

• Excellent time management skills, being able to keep track of multiple projects and dozens of tasks simultaneously.

• Desire to live locally in Utah. This position does not provide relocation.

Ideally, You’ll Also Have: 

• Advanced degree in hydrology, or natural resources science with emphasis on watershed science, water resources or closely related discipline

• Experience in Utah watersheds and water resources planning efforts

• Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative solutions among diverse stakeholders addressing potentially contentious challenges

• Experience leading business development efforts related to watershed and water resources planning and project implementation

• A desire to develop and train younger staff as a mentor and leader in the Water Resources group.

• In addition to experience in watershed science and water resources, experience would ideally include a basic understanding of geomorphology, stormwater, water quality, cost estimating, and hydrologic modeling.

• Entrepreneurial drive for excellence in project delivery and personal growth.

• Experience with some or many of the following programs: ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, Microsoft Office, Visual Basic or Python.

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 (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

U.S. Government Executive Order on ensuring adequate COVID safety protocols:

As a federal contractor of the U.S. government, Jacobs is subject to the Executive Order requiring companies who support U.S. government contracts to ensure their covered employees are fully COVID-19 vaccinated or approved for a legally-entitled medical or religious accommodation.

Full vaccination is NOT required at this time for positions that are not covered by the federal contractor Executive Order, that do not require performance of work in a Jacobs office, and that do not have full vaccination as a client requirement where work is performed at a client site.

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.