Water Resources/Resilience (Engineer, Geologist or Scientist) in Florida-Tampa, United States

at Jacobs
Location Florida-Tampa, United States
Date Posted January 6, 2019
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of 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 clients 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 Tampa, FL office is looking for someone to help support ongoing resilience related projects in areas including (but not limited to) St. Pete, TNC, JEA, Pinellas County, Lee County and Collier County with increasing responsibility including project manager duties.  Day to day responsibilities for the water resources/resilience candidate hired into the role include:  Support the development,  pursuit and delivery of planning and design projects associated with flood  risk management and resilience related to sea level rise, coastal storm  surge and rainfall flood risk.  Support all stages of  project, from climate scenario development, hazard analysis,  vulnerability/risk assessments, alternatives analysis and prioritization  through conceptual design including hardened engineered structures,  natural-based solutions, and other non-structural approaches (e.g. land  development codes, design criteria, comprehensive plans, policy, etc.).  Support/lead GIS spatial  analysis and flood mapping of large infrastructure systems related to  flood risk.   Support hydrologic  modeling and analysis of flood risk using various software platforms which  may include ArcHydro, ICPR, and SWMM software suites.   Support alternatives  analysis, conceptual project design and costing of flood mitigation  improvements including triple bottom line and life cycle cost analysis.The successful candidate will:Maintain a strong  local/regional industry working knowledge in the flood risk management  and resilience space including environmental/ecological permitting.Maintain strong  technical writing skills, detailed oriented data analysis and GIS  analysis and mapping skills.Work well with  multi-disciplinary teams across large geographical regions.
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Hydro-geologist, Coastal Scientist, or related fieldsIf a degreed civil engineer, hold an EIT certification or PE licenseAt least 3 years of experience in civil infrastructure planning, design and implementation (3 -6 years of experience preferred)Strong communications skillsUnderstanding of climate science and related risks preferredArcGIS mapping and analysis proficiency preferredStrong technical writing skills#BIA At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities. 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.About Jacobs Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With $15.0 billion in combined revenue and a talent force more than 77,000 strong, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit

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