Force Account Manager
Company: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Jacobs, as a partner within the CTR Joint Venture, provides
program management, engineering and construction management
services to the Chicago Department of Water Management (CDWM) in
Chicago, Illinois. As part of the CTR Program team supporting the
CDWM Capital Improvement Program, CTR manages force account work
related to managing impacts of external projects (other City
agencies, utilities, developers, etc.) to existing CDWM facilities.
The primary responsibility of the Force Account Manager position is
to manage operations of CTR's Force Account group, overseeing a
staff of approximately 30 engineers and construction management
professionals that are responsible for coordinating permit review,
construction, and closeout processes to enforce CDWM policies
regarding impact to City's water facilities. The Force Account
Manager will be the central point of communication between CDWM and
CTR staff with regard to resolution of issues and direction on
Force Account projects.
Since a significant portion of the position involves
communication with internal and external team members and
stakeholders, excellent written and verbal communication skills are
critical to success. Additionally, the position requires a high
level of organizational ability to simultaneously oversee, drive
action on, maintain documentation for, and report status on many
active and pending projects.
Responsibilities, some which may be delegated to direct
- Lead CTR's Force Account group for delivery of force account
related services in accordance with CTR's contract with CDWM.
- Track and coordinate all Force Account projects including those
under engineering review, in construction, and undergoing
- Organize and assign new projects received from the Office of
Underground Coordination - Existing Facility Protection process,
for review and coordination by Force Account team members.
- Assure that that project engineering reviews, permit
determinations and construction observation conform to CDWM
policies and standards.
- Enforce conformance to applicable CDWM policies and standards
for all Force Account related water main designs.
- Provide technical support to the CDWM-Bureau of Engineering
Services on water facility related matters.
- Prepare professional correspondences on behalf of the CTR and
- Support design, pre-construction and construction activities
through meetings, communications, engineering review, etc., to best
enable success of the project to all stakeholders.
- Provide timely consideration and response to questions and
issues raised by office/field CTR team members, CDWM, other City
agencies, design professionals, contractors, and developers.
- Evaluate and support timely resolution of project technical
conflicts, during engineering and construction.
- Review and validate submittals/shop drawings and as-built
documents used for construction and record.
B.S. Civil Engineering
Illinois Professional Engineer (PE) license
At least 10 years of experience in water/wastewater or
transportation engineering, land development design, utility
engineering and project management, and/or general civil
engineering for public infrastructure design and construction
Ability to envision, manage and drive change for process
Ability to lead staff in order to maintain a high level of
Detail-orientation to assure group deliverables are of high
quality and appropriately enforce applicable City policies and
Strong organization skills to simultaneously oversee many
Ability to work under pressure to meet project and task
- Proficiency with Microsoft applications, including Windows,
Word, Outlook, Excel, SharePoint and Access
Ideally You'll Also Have:
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.
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