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Jacobs Senior Terminal Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois

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:

Do you enjoy positively impacting air traveler experience by innovating more connected and sustainable solutions? At Jacobs, we do as well and are seeking a Senior Aviation Terminal Project Manager to join our team with a purpose.

Based at our Chicago O’Hare Project office, you’ll have the chance to work on an exciting and engaging large-scale aviation project. Our team is looking for a Senior Terminal Project Manager in support of a multi-billion-dollar airport capital redevelopment program. The redevelopment will occur in the middle of an active airport. The existing terminal and concourses will remain operational while the new facility is built in place in a phased approach. You'll have the opportunity to be a major contributor to the growth of one of the busiest airports in the world as part of the program management team.

You’ll grow your skills and join our collaborative team providing our clients with award-winning planning, engineering, architectural design and project management. You’ll also direct and coordinate the activities of 3rd party designers, other consultants, assistant project managers, engineers, and technicians to ensure project progresses safely, on schedule and within prescribed budget, maintaining expected quality and customer service level outcomes.

The position will be as part of a joint venture team and the selected candidate may be hired by one of the JV partners.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher degree in an architecture, aviation or program management related field.

  • 15 or more years of progressive management experience in Aviation Projects with a focus on terminals

  • Knowledge and experience in design and or construction of terminals, airport facilities, airside works, landside works, and or airport planning with an emphasis on previous terminal management experience

  • Specific knowledge of major terminal components and their functionality including optimal configuration of terminal elements, understanding of major systems, security requirements (TSA & CBP), passenger processing, gate & holdroom configurations, baggage systems, concessions, APM’s, etc.

  • General design and construction knowledge, leadership, oral and written communication skills, planning, team work, decision making, judgment, and problem solving

  • Experience with large aviation capital programs from a program management, design, construction, and operational perspective

  • Significant experience planning, directing, and coordinating the activities of projects from design thru construction to ensure that goals or objectives of these projects are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

  • Ability to practically apply extensive knowledge to complex problems

  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Strong organizational, planning and time management skills

*Ideally, you’ll also have: *

  • Licensure as an architect

  • Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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 ( and supplemental language. (

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.