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Jacobs Senior Structural (Bridge) Engineer in West Des Moines, Iowa

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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:

If you are ready to bridge the gap between our world and our people, join Jacobs. Let’s build for a brighter future together. Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company.

As a vital member of our West Des Moines, Iowa transportation team, our Senior Bridge Engineers serve a lead technical role on bridge design projects plus perform design for all structural aspects of transportation projects on local, state, regional and national projects. We are looking for a self-motivated professional with strong technical and business development skills with a desire to grow personally as well as professionally.

Bring your professional skills to: 1) lead/manage the technical execution of bridge design and study projects, 2) provide leadership and mentorship to junior structural staff, 3) work closely with client account managers and sales professionals to identify project opportunities and grow our bridge design services in Iowa, and 4) work closely with our National Bridge practice.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

If you want to join a company invested in you, your success and the global community - join us as a Senior Structural (Bridge) Engineer!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering

  • Demonstrated professional design experience predominantly in bridges with a focus on Iowa DOT projects

  • Iowa PE (Professional Engineer)

  • Solid understanding of Iowa DOT practice, procedures, and standards

  • Solid understanding of and practical experience applying the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • Masters degree in Civil/Structural Engineering

  • Existing Iowa DOT and/or local county/city/municipal relationships

  • Active professional involvement in local engineering societies

  • Project Management/Task Lead/Bridge Lead experience

  • Bridge Design-Build project experience

  • Strong experience in structural analysis and design software


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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.