Jacobs Water EIT in Austin, Texas

Water EIT


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Fantastic opportunity to join Jacobs in Austin, Texas as an entry level Water, Wastewater, Hydraulics & Hydrology EIT. Ability to contribute immediately to projects of varying sizes and to be a part of a growing office is desired. Generally, must have an understanding of principles, theories, and concepts and desire to work on the planning, design and construction of water and wastewater conveyance and treatment projects. This individual will be responsible for performing all aspects of engineering. Initial responsibilities will be to learn and perform computer-aided design and drafting (CADD). Position works under supervision of project engineers and project manager. Work is reviewed for adequacy on completion. Ability and desire to use production tools, such as CADD systems, computer graphic and design programs, modeling software and computer equipment are a must.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and review reports, maps, construction drawings, aerial photography, and other topographical or geologic data to plan and perform CADD design work on waterlines, sewers, force mains, pump stations, storage tanks and treatment plant projects; visit routes and sites to take photographs and record field notes to choose routes and sites and facilitate design.

  • Learn and perform computer-aided design and drafting (CADD).

  • Assist in preparation of planning studies for water and wastewater facilities.

  • Compute pipeline capacity and grade requirements, hydraulic losses, and pump station total heads to determine design criteria and specifications.

  • Work as a team member to perform hydrologic and hydraulic studies, design calculations and prepare reports, construction plans and specifications as required by assignments

  • Participate in work prior to surveying to lay out installations and establish reference points, grades, and elevations facilitate design.

  • Estimate quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labor to determine project feasibility.

  • Plan and design projects, following company, construction, and government standards, using design software and drawing tools.

  • Attend project meetings, coordinate work with project team members, supervisor/client.

  • Create design-related drawings such as site plans, grading plans, erosion control plans, profile sheets, facility and equipment layouts and details utilizing CADD programs with supervision by project engineers, project manager and discipline specialists.

  • Prepare preliminary engineering reports including collecting and analyzing data, performing calculations, determining the best solution for the application and making recommendations in order to present and establish the basis of design for projects.

  • Interact with clients, staff and supervisor to gain information about projects.

  • Attend project meetings, coordinates work with project team members, supervisor/client.

  • Responsible for preparing drawings and specifications as well as changes to drawings based on engineering staff and supervisor markups, edits, QA/QC comments and/or suggestions.

  • Responsible for incorporating survey data into project drawings to create items such as pipelines alignments and profiles.

  • Conduct preliminary engineering by analyzing data, performing calculations and evaluating options to develop the best solution and make recommendation.

  • Communicate and coordinate information with other engineering disciplines and company offices.



  • Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering is required

  • Masters Degree is preferred

  • Should have an EIT certification

  • Familiarization with design software (i.e., AutoCAD, Microstation, etc.)

  • Knowledge of basic engineering principles and prescribed methods.

  • Ability to efficiently utilize time in executing assigned tasks accurately and on time.

  • Water System, Wastewater, and/or Drainage experience is preferred

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-Austin

Req ID: BIA0003U2