Jacobs Senior Highway/Roadway Civil Engineer in Irvine, California

Senior Highway/Roadway Civil 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.

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Position Summary

Jacobs is seeking an experienced and motivated Senior Roadway Engineer in our Irvine, CA office with experience on transportation projects. This position will provide engineering on various transportation projects for Caltrans, local agencies, and alternative delivery projects, including design-build.

Work will be performed under direct supervision of a Senior Project Manager with the goal of developing into an independent team member capable of leading design for projects with minimal supervision.

Flexibility in work assignments is required and may include other facets of Civil Engineering such as roadway, freeway, and light rail transit projects (LRT), and alternative delivery including design-build projects. This position includes opportunities to work on large-scale, high-profile transportation projects throughout the United States.

  • Performs civil design calculations for a variety of projects, sketches, technical comparisons and similar technical work as required by assignment

  • Coordinates project assignments with those of other engineers and technicians in his/her discipline group.

  • Reviews drawings supplied by contractors, clients, and engineers then recommends necessary changes.

  • Researches code issues and works with City, State, and County officials.

  • Researches design options and documents findings for Project Engineers and/or Project Managers.

  • Provides project cost estimating.

  • Attends design review meetings, and interacts with clients as his or her level of experience progresses

  • Assists with other duties assigned by Project Engineers and/or Project Managers.

  • Perform engineering design tasks for roadway projects from conceptual design to final design. This includes having a good working knowledge of the entire project life cycle.

  • Develop specifications, cost estimates, and prepare final bid packages

  • Have a strong working knowledge of roadway design software tools

  • Mentor and develop junior staff while providing valuable input into design Best Practices.

  • Have a positive team-oriented attitude

  • Lead and coordinate design activities between staff, subcontractors, and clients

  • Identify schedule and cost variances and develop recommendations for corrective action

  • Participate in project decisions regarding technical approaches, cost and scheduling performance

  • Coordinate the planning, staffing, scheduling, budget management, quality control, safety and organization of subcontractors and internal technical and support staff

  • Maintain a close relationship with clients and track upcoming project opportunities and collaborate on project pursuits, if needed.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering is required

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive transportation design experience is desired

  • Registration as a CA Professional Engineer (PE) is required

  • Knowledge of and experience using CADD/Design Software (MicroStation, InRoads, AutoCAD)

  • Proficient with MS office products (MS Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Word)

  • Perform highway/roadway design including horizontal and vertical alignment, drainage, and cross sections

  • Prepare associated calculations, reports and spreadsheets

  • Assist in the preparation of engineering and construction cost estimates

  • Prepare preliminary / concept studies and reports

  • Working knowledge with Caltrans, AASHTO, MUTCD, and FHWA design manuals and standards

  • Previous work experience with highway geometrics and/or maintenance-of-traffic is desired

  • Technical ability to lead the roadway design and create design (PS&E) submittal packages

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with colleagues in team environment, and build relationships with internal and external clients

  • Attend meetings and interacts with clients

  • May supervise the work of less experienced engineers and/or technical support personnel assigned to the project

  • Occasional travel may be required

  • Opportunity for advancement is available based on performance

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-California-Irvine

Req ID: BIA0001N3