Jacobs Structural Engineer - Transportation in Bellevue, Washington

Structural Engineer - Transportation


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.

Position Summary

In this role, the Structural Bridge Engineer will assist the team by performing the routine aspects of structural engineering assignments; subsequently providing familiarity with the programs, staff, and operating procedures of the company. The Structural Bridge Engineer will design various bridge types, as well as miscellaneous transportation structures, and develop related plans and specifications, all under the supervision of a Senior Engineer.

  • Planning and design of structural projects including bridges, retaining walls, foundations, as well as other structures. General understanding of geotechnical engineering evaluations is a plus.

  • Acts as part of a team of professionals on multiple projects. Ability to identify and solve design and construction challenges is required.

  • Interacts with team members and assists in the coordination of work among engineers and detailers.

  • Develop preliminary and detailed construction cost estimates.

  • Provide cost related input during the selection of bridge and other structural systems.

  • Assists with feasibility studies and analysis of complex structures.

  • Researches code issues and works with City, State, and County officials.

  • Researches design options and documents findings for Project Engineers and/or Project Managers.

  • Works collaboratively with the CAD technician team

  • Performs other duties as required.

  • May attend design review meetings, and interact with clients as his or her level of experience progresses


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is required

  • Masters of Science in Civil Engineering is preferred

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in engineering related to transportation structures or seismic design is required

  • PE registration or ability is to obtain PE within 6 months is required

  • Proficient knowledge of SAP2000, CSi Bridge or other structural design/analyses programs is preferred

  • Working knowledge of MicroStation and/or AutoCAD is required

  • Experience with AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design and WSDOT BDM is preferred

  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills required

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

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-Washington-Bellevue

Req ID: BI 000429