Jacobs VP, Corporate Development in Dallas, Texas

VP, Corporate Development


The VP – Corporate Development will work directly with the Company’s executive leadership to develop and evaluate potential acquisition and divestiture opportunities, execute transactions, work with senior business leaders from the lines of business to drive effective integration, and maintain Jacobs’ M&A playbook. The candidate will report directly to the Senior Vice President – Corporate Development and will be based in the Corporate Headquarters in Dallas, TX. Candidates should expect extensive travel to perform overall scope and responsibilities of this position.

Essential Functions:

  • Work directly with line of business leadership to evaluate potential acquisition and divestiture opportunities against the company’s strategic goals.

  • Develop, drive and execute deals independently

  • Financial analysis and modelling for potential acquisition targets and portfolio analysis

  • Support company’s diligence efforts and coordinate with relevant business leaders and functional roles.

  • Draft memos and/or presentations for board approval of transactions.

  • Assist with all aspects of integration, including strategic planning, development of timelines and tracking action items against plan.

  • Maintain Jacobs’ M&A Playbook, incorporating lessons learned and best practices.

  • Monitor deal performance of acquired companies against initial strategy, plans, and expectations.

  • Develop and grow essential business connections internally and externally.

  • Develop, train, and lead others in the Corporate Development team and Business Lines.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • At least 10 years of Mergers and Acquisitions related experience

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, executing against both individual projects as well as broader strategic initiatives.

  • Familiarity with all phases of an acquisition or divestiture process.

  • Ability to work well under pressure and follow through on items to completion while maintaining a professional demeanor.

  • Strategic thinker

  • Possess strong characteristics of project ownership and accountability

  • Demonstrated success working both independently and in highly collaborative environments.

  • Embody a servant-leadership approach to others and a team-first attitude in all interactions as a Jacobs employee

  • Strong communication skills; ability to interact with executive leaders of Jacobs and other companies.

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

Primary Location United States-Texas-Dallas

Travel Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: COR0000FE