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Jacobs Highway/Roadway Civil Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

Highway/Roadway Civil Engineer


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.

As a member of our highly qualified Highway/Roadway/Site Civil Design Team you will have the chance to work on significant transportation projects of varying size. Working with other team members, you will utilize your skills to support and lead design teams on transportation planning, design and construction reviews in connection with a wide range of multi-disciplined projects. In this position you will be exposed to a wide-range of projects involving safety studies, multi-modal roadway planning, highway design, transit design, site civil design, design review and construction oversight.

This position requires a technical design background in highway design and transportation engineering with additional experience in site civil design a plus. Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated professional with a minimum of 5 to 10 years of related experience in preparing preliminary design, final design plans, specifications, and cost estimates along with a BSCE. EIT certification required and registration as a PE is preferred. Knowledge of and experience using CADD/Design Software (MicroStation, InRoads, AutoCAD, Civil3D) is a must. Our ideal candidate is positive, and self-starter.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform engineering design tasks for roadway and site civil projects from conceptual design to final design. This includes having a good working knowledge of the entire project life cycle.

  • Develop specifications, cost estimates, and prepare final bid packages

  • Have a strong working knowledge of roadway design software tools

  • Mentor and develop junior staff while providing valuable input into design Best Practices.

  • Have a positive team-oriented attitude

  • Lead and coordinate design activities between staff, subcontractors, and clients

  • Identify schedule and cost variances and develop recommendations for corrective action

  • Participate in project decisions regarding technical approaches, cost and scheduling performance

  • Coordinate the planning, staffing, scheduling, budget management, quality control, safety and organization of subcontractors and internal technical and support staff

  • Maintain a close relationship with clients and track upcoming project opportunities and collaborate on project pursuits, if needed.



  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering required

  • Engineer in Training (EIT) certification required

  • At least 5 years minimum design experience required

  • Strong technical design background in highway design and transportation engineering

  • PE License or ability to obtain in 6 months

  • Experience with MassDOT, NHDOT, ConnDOT, RIDOT a plus.

  • Knowledge of and experience using CADD/Design Software such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D, MicroStation and InRoads

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-Massachusetts-Boston

Req ID: BI 000606