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Jacobs Structural Engineer - Civil Works in Houston, Texas

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:

At Jacobs, we’re not just building structures, we’re helping our clients innovate and grow by designing, engineering, and executing the construction of state-of-the-art facilities that are changing our world. We push the limits of what’s possible to make the world smarter, more connected, and more sustainable.

Become part of our Houston, TX team as a Structural Engineer who is excited and passionate about diversifying their careers and performing civil work designs for a wide variety of clients including conventional designs for buildings, water, and wastewater infrastructure. Your work will include the design of pump stations, treatment facilities, conveyance and storage systems, locks and dams, tidal gates and barriers, and floodwalls. You’ll lead project teams through the design process and interact directly with clients, owners, and contractors.  You’ll be accountable for schedule, scope, budget, and technical quality of engineering tasks, calculations, and construction documents. The ideal candidate will build technical relationships within civil works staff across Jacobs and our various business lines associated with water clients and will coordinate civil works design activities and interface with waterfront ports and maritime engineers on coastal and inland waterways projects.

This position is an opportunity to be a part of a growing team focused primarily on Federal delivery yet expanding into private sector client space. Design your 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.

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 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 Structural Engineering or Civil Engineering with a Structural emphasis 

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) license 

  • At least 10 years relevant professional experience for civil works and buildings-related design projects

  • Federal design experience for USACE

  • Experience working in a multi-discipline environment 

  • Construction support services for civil works projects 

  • Experience with BIM 360 and Revit

  • Proficiency in structural finite element analysis software (e.g., ETABS, RISA, RAM, STAAD, SAP2000, Mathcad)

  • Knowledge of building codes & standards (International Building Code, ASCE 7, 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:

  • Structural Engineer (S.E.) license

  • 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 Navisworks and Bluebeam

  • 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.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.