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Jacobs Senior Bridge Engineer in Bristol, United Kingdom

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

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:

About the opportunity:

Thriving communities. Healthy cities. A brighter future. What we do is more than building roads, we work every day to make the world better for everyone. If you want to join a company invested in you, your success and the global community, start your career with Jacobs.

Structure. That’s what is needed in order to form a solid foundation. To better plan and prepare for the future. If you are ready to bridge the gap between the world and its people, join Jacobs.  

Our Bristol bridges team takes pride in taking on technically complex and major schemes across the country and internationally. With a team of over 30 people it is ideally placed to give opportunities in every aspect of bridge engineering.

As a vital member of our Bristol team, you will utilise your highly developed technical engineering, interpersonal and organisational skills in supporting the technical delivery of highway and rail structures solutions.

You’ll join a team that has an enviable reputation in the UK Transportation consultancy sector as a result of a portfolio of high-profile projects with clients that include High Speed 2, Highways England (HE), Network Rail, Welsh Government, National Contractors and Local Authorities.

You will be responsible for project delivery and undertake the role of technical lead on a range of bridge and transportation related projects:

  • Lead and mentor bridge staff on tasks such as structural analysis, feasibility studies, tender designs, detailed designs and the production of contract documents and technical reports.

  • Use your knowledge and skills in working together with the team and other disciplines in providing an integrated service to clients

  • Help seek innovative solutions in achieving best value in delivering our services

  • Help development of the team through the delivery of projects and commissions, providing technical and administrative support and leadership where required

With UK centres in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stockton, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Worcester, Reading, Bristol and London, we can be flexible with regards to location and encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

Let’s build for a brighter future together. If you want to join a company invested in you, your success and the global community - join us as a Senior Bridge Engineer. 


Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • A degree in Civil or Structural Engineering;

  • Chartered or approaching Chartered status with ICE, IStructE or a similar organisation

  • Significant experience in the UK bridges/Transportation sector;

  • Excellent understanding of structural behaviour and detailed knowledge of current codes and standards, including Eurocodes, DMRB, SHW, and Network rail standards;

  • Experience of design analysis and assessment of structures using Structural analysis software such Midas or LUSAS;

  • Proven track record of delivery of bridge and highway related projects and an ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team;

*Ideally, here’s what you’ll also have: *

  • Experience in design of a range of bridge types;

  • Experience of Building Information Modelling (BIM);

  • Experience of undertaking client facing roles and an ability to attract new clients into the business

  • Experience in the delivery of ECI or design and build projects;

  • Experience of construction supervision.

Grow your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, flourish, and succeed.    

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.co.uk to view and access our roles.

As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

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.