Meet Larry Schimmoller
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Larry Schimmoller has spent most of his 30+ year career at Jacobs advancing water reuse practices in the global water sector and helping clients respond to the impacts of climate change.
As our Global Principal for Water Reuse, Larry helps our clients to plan, design and implement potable and non-potable water reuse projects that provide communities with sustainable and resilient water supplies.
Larry received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Clarkson University in upstate New York and a master’s degree in civil & environmental engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During college, Larry was first intrigued by the water industry because of a water and wastewater treatment class that featured a highly energetic and passionate professor from Australia.
After college, Larry began working for CH2M HILL (now Jacobs) in northern Virginia on water and wastewater projects. One of the first projects that he worked on as a young engineer was for the Upper Occoquan Services Authority (UOSA), which operates one of the largest and most iconic potable reuse plants in the world. That experience set the stage for many of the future water reuse projects that Larry would work on for the rest of his career.
In 1996, Larry moved out west to Denver where water scarcity is more prevalent and began working on other water reuse projects. This eventually led to his current role as Global Principal for Water Reuse, where he focuses on helping Jacobs’ clients deliver water reuse projects throughout North America and abroad.
“Water is precious resource that is becoming more scarce to many of our communities, and helping address that problem while also protecting our environment is very rewarding.”
Get to know Larry
What is your favorite part of your role?
The favorite part of my role is working with amazing people (both internal and external) on some of the most exciting and interesting water projects in the world. Water is precious resource that is becoming more scarce to many of our communities, and helping address that problem while also protecting our environment is very rewarding.
What do you enjoy most about being part of #OurJacobs?
Our team of professionals at Jacobs is amazing and diverse and a joy to work with. It is wonderful to have access to work with the best and brightest in a multitude of specialties that help deliver our projects with passion.
What advice would you give to young professionals?
Identify senior professionals that you admire and are working on projects and tasks that you find exciting. Develop relationships with those people and work hard to help them in delivering their work to establish their trust. This will often provide you opportunities to work on new and exciting projects.
If you aren’t working, what are we most likely to find you doing?
My wife and I have three kids that we love spending time with. Because they live in different parts of the country, we need to travel to visit them, which we greatly enjoy doing. I also love to spend time outside hiking, backpacking, biking, and gardening.