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Jacobs Transportation Construction Project Engineer in Herndon, Virginia

Transportation Construction Project 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.

Reporting directly to the Construction Manager, this position is site based. Responsibilities include direct contact and overview of the General Contractor and their sub-contractors to ensure a high level of quality and safety is maintained as required by both Jacobs and our client. This is a client facing position. Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Oversee that the project is constructed and documented in accordance with the contract documents and good engineering practices

  • Provide technical support to Construction Managers

  • Attend client program meetings as needed

  • A safety leader through example, words, and compliance

  • Conduct site observation inspections and oversee construction quality assurance

  • Perform review of pre-construction asset condition surveys in advance of construction

  • Provide design review support, planning sessions, document and report development, research and coordination with the client, and submittal and plan reviews

  • Administrate the Independent Assurance/Independent Verification (IA/IV) engineering field support services program per client standards, including trip reports, technical review and report development, and resolution meetings

  • Review and comment on proposed Field Design Changes, including coordination with design staff and tracking of implementation

  • Monitor, review, resolve, and report IA/IV issues such as non-conformance reports, variance requests, and deficiency notices

  • Monitor, track, review and report shop drawing submissions.



  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or Construction Management is required

  • EIT certification preferred

  • Experience with road and bridge construction preferred

  • Experience on VDOT projects preferred

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite of tools and document management software such as SharePoint or ProjectWise preferred

  • Experience with mobile construction management software such as PlanGrid a plus

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 a collaborative environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Inclusive and Diverse culture as well as our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Note to Virginia Job Seekers: Jacobs ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact the Human Resources Director at our Arlington, VA office at 571-218-1000. Persons with hearing-and speech-impairments can contact Jacobs by using the Virginia Relay Service, a toll-free telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD). Call 711 for TTY/TDD.

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-Virginia-Herndon

Req ID: BI 0006M1