Jacobs Senior Structural (Bridge) PE in Chicago, Illinois

Senior Structural (Bridge) PE


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.

This Senior Structural (Bridge) PE will serve in a lead technical role on bridge design projects and perform complex structural analysis and design for all structural aspects of transportation (highway and rail) projects in local and international projects. This engineer may serve in the role of project manager for transportation projects and serve as a representative of Jacobs at meetings, presentations, and public hearings/reviews relative to assigned projects.

The successful candidate will possess knowledge and experience in:

  • Planning, analysis, design, plan preparation, specification development, bridge inspections, and report writing.

  • Must have strong background in structural engineering analysis and design, and have a proven background of technical leadership on structural transportation projects.

  • Should be active in technical societies and be available to attend meetings or events outside normal working hours.


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is Required.

  • MSCE or Masters of Structural Engineering preferred. A structural emphasis is preferred with coursework to include structural analysis, foundations, and design with structural steel, reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete materials.

  • Minimum 10 years of demonstrated experience on various types of bridges, to include analysis, design and plan development of new and rehabilitation projects is required

  • Previously demonstrated project experience with Illinois Tollway, Chicago DOT, Class I Railroad, CTA and IDOT preferred

  • Illinois PE required and Illinois SE is preferred

  • Demonstrated proficient knowledge of SAP2000, CSiBridge, Larsa, Midas, Lusas or other structural design/analyses programs strongly desirable.

  • Must have a solid understanding of and practical experience applying the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications to transportation structures.

  • Bridge inspection experience and FHWA-NHI-130055 Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges certification preferred

  • Rail Bridge experience is preferred

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-Illinois-Chicago

Req ID: BIA00014S