Careers at JHA

The spirit of JHA is about building for the long-term—about building to last. That’s what quality means to us. Quality and exceptional client service is the foundation of our company and that foundation is built by our people.
Below are our current positions available. However, JHA is always looking for career-minded, hard-working and client-focused individuals to help us build for the future.

“Quality and exceptional client service is the foundation of our company and that foundation is built by our people.”

Current Openings

Experienced Project Manager - Downers Grove

Jacob & Hefner Associates, Inc. is a Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Environmental Services firm with multiple offices in Illinois, California, and Georgia.
Our headquarters in Downers Grove, Illinois is looking for an experienced Civil Engineering Project Manager to begin immediately. This position will involve the management of a team of engineers in the design of infrastructure for land development projects. Project types include warehouse/distribution centers, school, office, retail, healthcare and recreation developments.
Work to be completed will include the design of pavement, watermain, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, stormwater management systems, roadways, grading/earthwork, erosion control and stormwater pollution prevention plans.
The qualified candidate will possess a bachelor degree in civil engineering and possess an Illinois Professional Engineer’s License at a minimum. The qualified individual must also have 6+ years of experience in land development related engineering design and project management. Proficiency in AutoCAD, strong verbal communication skills, detail orientation and flexibility are a must. Experience with Civil 3D is a plus.
Interested candidates should email their resume to:
hr@jacobandhefner.com

Experienced Project Engineer - Downers Grove

Jacob & Hefner Associates, Inc. is a Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Environmental Services firm with multiple offices in Illinois, California, and Georgia.
Our headquarters in Downers Grove, Illinois is looking for an experienced Civil Engineer to begin immediately. This position will involve the design of infrastructure for land development projects. Project types include warehouse/distribution centers, school, office, retail, healthcare and recreation developments.
Work to be completed will include the design of pavement, watermain, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, stormwater management systems, roadways, grading/earthwork, erosion control and stormwater pollution prevention plans.
The qualified candidate will possess a bachelor degree in civil engineering and possess the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) designation at a minimum (PE License a plus). The qualified individual must also have 3+ years of experience in land development related engineering design. Proficiency in AutoCAD, strong verbal communication skills, detail orientation and flexibility are a must. Experience with Civil 3D is a plus.
Interested candidates should email their resume to:
 hr@jacobandhefner.com

Entry Level Engineer - Downers Grove

Jacob & Hefner Associates, Inc. is a Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Environmental Remediation firm with multiple offices in Illinois, California, and Georgia.
Our headquarters in Downers Grove, Illinois is looking for an entry level Civil Engineering Technician to begin immediately. This position will ultimately involve the design of infrastructure for land development projects. Project types include warehouse/distribution centers, school, office, retail, healthcare and recreation developments.
Work to be completed will include the design of pavement, watermain, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, stormwater management systems, roadways, grading/earthwork, erosion control and stormwater pollution prevention plans.
The qualified candidate will possess a bachelor degree in civil engineering and poses the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) designation. Strong verbal communication skills, detail orientation and flexibility are a must. Proficiency in AutoCAD is a plus.
Interested candidates should email their resume to:
 hr@jacobandhefner.com

Survey Technician - Downers Grove

Jacob & Hefner Associates, Inc. is a Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Environmental Remediation firm with multiple offices in Illinois, California, and Georgia.
At our company headquarters in Downers Grove, IL, JHA is seeking a Survey Technician with experience performing Plat of Highways, Boundary, Topo, ALTA Surveys, and writing legal descriptions. The ideal candidate will have experience in preparing surveys for IDOT and the Illinois Toll Highway Authority. The ideal candidate will also be proficient using both Microstation and Autocad software. Having an S.I.T. license would be preferred, but is not required.
Jacob & Hefner Associates, Inc. offers a competitive salary and benefits, including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, and 401k program.
Interested candidates should send their resume to Carl Cook, PLS via email or by fax:
 hr@jacobandhefner.com
630-652-4601

Survey Crew Chief - Downers Grove

Jacob & Hefner Associates, Inc. is a Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Environmental Remediation firm with multiple offices in Illinois, California, and Georgia.
At our company headquarters in Downers Grove, IL, JHA is seeking a Survey Crew Chief with a minimum of 5 years of experience performing Boundary, Topo, Alta Surveys and Construction layout. Candidate must be able to operate Geodimeter, Leica and Trimble robotic instruments as a one person crew. Knowledge of Leica GPS equipment preferred. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license.
Jacob & Hefner Associates, Inc., offers a competitive salary and benefits, including medical, dental, life and disability insurance and 401(k) program.
Interested candidates should send their resume to Carl Cook, PLS via email or by fax:
 hr@jacobandhefner.com
630-652-4601

Land Surveyor - Downers Grove

Jacob & Hefner Associates, Inc. – Downers Grove, IL
Jacob and Hefner Associates, Inc. is seeking a Land Surveyor In Training or a newly Licensed Land Surveyor with experience preparing Boundary Surveys, Topographic Surveys, ALTA Surveys, Plats of Subdivision, Plats of Easement, Construction As-builts and Writing Legal Descriptions. The ideal candidate will also be proficient using AutoCAD Civil 3d software. Having experience preparing IDOT and Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Plat of Highways would be a plus. Knowledge of research and recording procedures at nearby County Recorder Offices would also be a plus. A valid driver’s license is required. Having an active Land Surveyor In Training or an active Land Surveying License is required.
Jacob & Hefner Associates, Inc., offers a competitive salary and benefits, including medical, dental, life and disability insurance and 401(k) program.
Interested candidates should send their resume to Carl Cook, PLS via email or by fax:
 hr@jacobandhefner.com
630-652-4601

Experienced Environmental Engineer (P.E.)

Jacob & Hefner Associates, Inc. is a civil engineering, land surveying, and environmental services firm with offices in Illinois, California, Georgia, and Washington.

We are seeking an experienced environmental engineer to further grow our environmental services division in our Downers Grove (suburban Chicago), Illinois office. As an experienced environmental engineer you will be involved with contaminated site assessment & remediation, in situ and ex situ remediation system design and operation, groundwater management, and Brownfield remediation and redevelopment, while further developing business skills needed for a successful consulting career. Additionally, you will be asked to support with business and client development, take on project management responsibilities, along with staff management and mentoring tasks.

Experience: 5 to 10 years of experience

Candidate Qualifications: The ideal candidate shall possess strong verbal and written communication skills, the ability to be flexible in relation to time management, and must be detail oriented. Key candidate qualifications for the experienced environmental engineer position include:

  • BS degree in environmental engineering, or civil or chemical engineering with an environmental focus. (required)
  • Advanced degree in the same. (preferred)
  • Five to 10 years of work experience. (required)
  • Licensed professional engineer certification (P.E.). (required)
  • Project experience involving environmental remediation system design, including in situ remediation (i.e., ISCO, SVE, thermal, ISS) and excavation/disposal, remediation system installation, operation and maintenance, and system optimization. (required)
  • Experience with environmental compliance (SPCC and air permitting). (preferred)
  • Current OSHA 40-hr HAZWOPER training and refreshers. (preferred)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (required), AutoCAD, fate and transport modeling, and GIS. (preferred)
  • Valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. (required)

Job Responsibilities: Some of the key responsibilities for the experienced environmental engineer position include:

  • Designing, managing, and drawing conclusions from remedial investigation projects involving contaminated media (soil, groundwater, surface water, soil gas, and indoor air); projects will include both traditional field and sampling techniques and high-resolution characterization techniques;
  • Developing feasibility studies, remedial alternative evaluations, remediation cost estimates, and remedial action plans for soil, vapor, and groundwater remediation projects;
  • Designing and overseeing the implementation of projects using in-situ and ex-situ remedial technologies;
  • Performing remediation system operation and maintenance services as necessary;
  • Developing monitoring plans, performance criteria, and optimization options for remedial approaches;
  • Managing tasks or projects, including tracking project budgets, tracking project schedules, etc.; and
  • Assisting in the development of proposals and other business development activities.
  • Fieldwork – Up to 30%
  • Overnight Travel – Up to 15%

Interested candidates should send their resume to David Kulczycki, P.G. via email:
hr@jacobandhefner.com
630-652-4640
Office address: 1333 Butterfield Road, Suite 300
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Experienced IT Manager

Jacob & Hefner Associates is seeking an experienced IT Manager. The IT Manager will play an essential role in managing the corporate network across all offices. The ideal IT Manager has a passion for technology, experience managing a company’s IT infrastructure, business mindset, strong communication skills, and ability to work well with end-users. A successful IT manager will be highly organized with a strong work ethic, and seeks to improve processes and procedures throughout the organization.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support and problem resolution to local and remote employees. Respond to incoming help desk requests. Responsible for troubleshooting workstations, networks, software applications, servers, phone system, copiers, infrastructure (switches/routers/firewalls) and other corporate technologies.
  • Manages network operations to include troubleshooting connectivity problems; installing & maintaining routers; Active Directory account creation; assigning rights and access; password assignments; Microsoft Exchange mailbox creation; assessing and reporting operational status; performing backups and restores; enterprise mobile administration, and telecommunications.
  • Performs routine preventive maintenance on hardware and software.
  • Monitor server and network infrastructure across all offices 24/7
  • Oversee and determine project plans for major IT projects including system updates, upgrades, migrations, and outages.
  • Implement and maintain business continuity and disaster recovery plans including periodic testing.
  • Automate repeatable tasks and continue to improve and streamline IT process and services.
  • Develop and maintain detailed records of equipment/assets and software licensing to ensure compliance with applicable licensing agreements.
  • Develop and report on allocation of IT budget.
  • Develop and implement IT policy and best practices for the organization.
  • Regularly audit internal systems and practices to meet performance, security and availability objectives.
  • Periodic travel to regional offices will be required.

Requirements:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, IT, Engineering or related
  • 10+ yrs of IT experience
  • 5+ yrs of proven experience as an IT team lead, System Administrator, Network Administrator or equivalent
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong project management and task prioritization skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Good interpersonal skills, communication and troubleshooting skills
  • Self-managed, highly motivated and a strong drive for results
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail is critical
  • High aptitude and willingness to learn new technologies
  • Will be required to work off hours and some weekends as needed

Interested candidates should send their resume to Bill Bohne via email:
hr@jacobandhefner.com
630-652-4600
Office address: 1333 Butterfield Road, Suite 300
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Experienced Project Manager - Moline

Jacob & Hefner Associates, Inc. is a Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Environmental Services firm with multiple offices in Illinois, California, and Georgia.
Our Moline office in Illinois is looking for an experienced Civil Engineering Project Manager to begin immediately. This position will involve the management of a team of engineers in the design of infrastructure for land development projects. Project types include warehouse/distribution centers, school, office, retail, healthcare and recreation developments.
Work to be completed will include the design of pavement, watermain, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, stormwater management systems, roadways, grading/earthwork, erosion control and stormwater pollution prevention plans.
The qualified candidate will possess a bachelor degree in civil engineering and possess an Illinois Professional Engineer’s License at a minimum. The qualified individual must also have 6+ years of experience in land development related engineering design and project management. Proficiency in AutoCAD, strong verbal communication skills, detail orientation and flexibility are a must. Experience with Civil 3D is a plus.
Interested candidates should email their resume to:
hr@jacobandhefner.com

Experienced Project Engineer - Moline

Jacob & Hefner Associates, Inc. is a Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Environmental Services firm with multiple offices in Illinois, California, and Georgia.
Our Moline office in Illinois is looking for an experienced Civil Engineer to begin immediately. This position will involve the design of infrastructure for land development projects. Project types include warehouse/distribution centers, school, office, retail, healthcare and recreation developments.
Work to be completed will include the design of pavement, watermain, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, stormwater management systems, roadways, grading/earthwork, erosion control and stormwater pollution prevention plans.
The qualified candidate will possess a bachelor degree in civil engineering and possess the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) designation at a minimum (PE License a plus). The qualified individual must also have 3+ years of experience in land development related engineering design. Proficiency in AutoCAD, strong verbal communication skills, detail orientation and flexibility are a must. Experience with Civil 3D is a plus.
Interested candidates should email their resume to:
 hr@jacobandhefner.com

Entry Level Engineer - Moline

Jacob & Hefner Associates, Inc. is a Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Environmental Remediation firm with multiple offices in Illinois, California, and Georgia.
Our Moline office in Illinois is looking for an entry level Civil Engineering Technician to begin immediately. This position will ultimately involve the design of infrastructure for land development projects. Project types include warehouse/distribution centers, school, office, retail, healthcare and recreation developments.
Work to be completed will include the design of pavement, watermain, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, stormwater management systems, roadways, grading/earthwork, erosion control and stormwater pollution prevention plans.
The qualified candidate will possess a bachelor degree in civil engineering and poses the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) designation. Strong verbal communication skills, detail orientation and flexibility are a must. Proficiency in AutoCAD is a plus.
Interested candidates should email their resume to:
 hr@jacobandhefner.com

Experienced Project Manager - Atlanta

Jacob & Hefner Associates, Inc. is a Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Environmental Services firm with multiple offices in Illinois, California, and Georgia.
Our Atlanta office in Georgia is looking for an experienced Civil Engineering Project Manager to begin immediately. This position will involve the management of a team of engineers in the design of infrastructure for land development projects. Project types include warehouse/distribution centers, school, office, retail, healthcare, residential subdivisions and recreation developments.
Work to be completed will include the design of pavement, watermain, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, stormwater management systems, roadways, grading/earthwork, erosion control and stormwater pollution prevention plans.
The qualified candidate will possess a bachelor degree in civil engineering and possess a Georgia Professional Engineer’s License at a minimum. The qualified individual must also have 6+ years of experience in land development related engineering design and project management. Proficiency in AutoCAD and Civil 3D, strong verbal communication skills, detail orientation and flexibility are a must.
Interested candidates should email their resume to:
hr@jacobandhefner.com

Experienced Project Engineer - Atlanta

Jacob & Hefner Associates, Inc. is a Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Environmental Services firm with multiple offices in Illinois, California, and Georgia.
Our Atlanta office in Georgia is looking for an experienced Civil Engineer to begin immediately. This position will involve the design of infrastructure for land development projects. Project types include warehouse/distribution centers, school, office, retail, healthcare, residential subdivisions and recreation developments.
Work to be completed will include the design of pavement, watermain, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, stormwater management systems, roadways, grading/earthwork, erosion control and stormwater pollution prevention plans.
The qualified candidate will possess a bachelor degree in civil engineering and possess the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) designation at a minimum (PE License a plus). The qualified individual must also have 2+ years of experience in land development related engineering design. Proficiency in AutoCAD and Civil 3D, strong verbal communication skills, detail orientation and flexibility are a must.
Interested candidates should email their resume to:
 hr@jacobandhefner.com

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