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Jacobs Civil Engineer - Civil Works in Houston, Texas

Your Impact:

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.

Thriving communities. Healthy cities. A brighter future. What we do is more than just building our nation’s vital infrastructure, we work every day to make the world a better place for everyone. Join a company invested in you, your success, and the global community. We are looking for a driven and curious Civil Engineer to support our Civil Works team.

As a key member of our team, you’ll join our collaborative process providing our clients with award-winning planning, engineering, construction management, and design-build project delivery. You’ll be performing civil design calculations, writing specifications, developing cost estimates, and preparing site and utility layouts while conforming to design standards for a variety of Federal projects.

You’ll lead civil work designs for a wide variety of clients including conventional sites for buildings, water, and wastewater infrastructure. Your work will include the site designs for pump stations, treatment facilities, conveyance and storage systems, locks and dams, tidal gates and barriers, and floodwalls. Responsibilities will also include storm water drainage designs, small and large-scale hydrology and hydraulic modeling in support of conveyance systems. You’ll have the opportunity to coordinate project assignments with other engineers and technicians in and out of your discipline group to review and recommend required changes to drawings supplied by contractors, clients, and other engineers. You will attend multi-discipline design meetings, interact with clients, and lead a team of EITs.

This is an incredible opportunity for a passionate candidate to explore a rigorous discipline and immerse themselves in the next chapter of their career. Join us and we will assist in continuing the development of your skills and exploring all that you can do across our global company, with opportunities to share your knowledge along the way. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform non-routine and complex assignments from verbal instructions

  • Work closely with design originator and Project Managers

  • Inform Project Manager(s) of progress on assigned projects and request work or additional resources when needed

  • Recommend design changes requiring sound judgment and discretion

  • Flexible in work assignments and team assignments

  • Research and implement regulatory requirements and design standards

  • Review drawings for completeness

  • Analyze sketches, notes, and other input material to determine and plan the best approach to develop designs with minimal supervision

  • Some travel may be required, including international

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.


Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Conveyance Engineering

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) license 

  • At least 10 years relevant professional experience for civil works design projects

  • Federal design experience for USACE

  • Experience working in a multi-discipline environment 

  • Construction support services for civil works projects 

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Civil 3D software

  • Knowledge of design codes & standards (International Building Code, UFC’s etc.)

  • Proactive attitude of taking independent initiative, exhibiting creative problem-solving, eagerness to learn, while remaining dedicated to teamwork

  • Experience with office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Teams) and review software (Bluebeam)

  • United States Citizenship

Ideally you'll also have:

  • Experience leading project teams and mentoring junior staff

  • Federal design experience for DoD, Federal Civilian and/or Defense Contractor project experience

  • Heavy civil works experience with onsite participation in construction activities.

  • Experience with MicroStation

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including presentations

  • United States Security Clearance or the ability to obtain

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 $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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