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Jacobs Structural Engineer in Hampton, Virginia

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An exciting opportunity for a talented structural engineer to support operations and maintenance at NASA Langley Research Center. The successful candidate must have the ability to work as part of a multi-discipline project team and interact with clients in a fast-paced team-oriented environment.


  • Independently perform structural and civil engineering assignments

  • Prepare studies, reports, design reviews, design specifications and construction cost estimates

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the latest ACI, AISC, AWS and ASCE codes

  • Perform engineering analysis of structural systems and components constructed of steel, concrete, masonry, and aluminum elements

  • Experience performing Finite Element Analysis

  • Experience with operating Autodesk AutoCAD

  • Experienced using Revit Building Information Modeling (BIM) software and BIM project execution is preferred

  • Must be able to effectively communicate both orally and written

Here’s what you’ll need :

U.S. Citizenship required. BS degree in engineering from an ABET accredited university or college and three (3) to five (5) years related engineering experience or MS degree and two (2) to three (3) years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. Professional Engineer (PE) License is preferred. Successful candidate without PE must obtain it within 2 years.

Essential Functions

Work Environment:

Office environment. (90%)

Test/Industrial Environment (5%) – May be exposed to areas of high noise levels, hazardous propellants, explosives, chemicals, and industrial facilities. Travel between various facilities and test sites is required. (5%)

Physical Requirements:

Must have sufficient mobility to enter all areas of test facilities. Must be able to walk, stand, bend, twist and sit for extended periods as well as climb, crawl, and lift up to 35 lbs. Appropriate PPE and training will be provided for all conditions.

Equipment and Machines:

Standard office equipment - PC, telephone, copier, etc. (50%)

Software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook (30%)

Safety and Personal Protective Equipment (20%)


Regular attendance mandatory (100%)

Overtime/work outside normal schedule required (20%)

Other Essential Functions:

U.S. Citizenship required. A valid driver’s license is required. Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety/risk hazard to the employee or others. Must be able to balance scope, schedule, and budget to ensure project success. The work environment requires the ability to cooperate and work with individuals at all levels of the company and the client. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance as required.


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