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Jacobs Junior Structural Engineer in Kitchener, Ontario

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 transforming intangible ideas into innovative solutions designing the future - today. As an Junior Structural Engineer, you will too.

You'll impact the world around you by helping us solve real-life challenges. You are the future of our company. We’ll rely on you to provide support to our teams on critical projects while fostering a culture of continuous learning and inclusion as you bring fresh ideas to the table. You’ll work alongside professional engineers and designers, gaining exposure to project coordination, relevant computer-assisted engineering software, data collection and so much more.

Pave the way for 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.

We’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design and digital technology. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Jacobs is searching for a Junior Structural Engineer to join our growing Ontario Transportation Business. This individual needs to be highly personal and a quick learner. Your initial role will be to undertake field reviews, field inspections, and structural calculations on a variety of road and transit structures. Following an initial training period your role will progressively grow to include supporting our business development and project delivery teams. The incumbent should be willing to work in a team environment, interact with clients and approval agencies, and assist project/lead engineers in their deliverables.


Report to Project/Lead Engineer and perform design and inspection tasks including:

  • Undertake structural site investigations to support design.

  • Undertake bridge, culvert, dam and retaining wall inspections.

  • Perform miscellaneous field reviews during construction.

  • Perform miscellaneous design calculation and calculation checks.

  • Perform structural evaluations.

  • Review local standards and develop site specific non-standard specifications.

  • Produce technical reports and memos to support design.

  • Works closely with Project/Lead Engineer during all phases of project planning, execution, and closeout.

  • Develop engineering sketches.

  • Work with technologist to develop drawings.

  • Other duties as required.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 0-3 years of experience in road/bridge construction and design.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university.

  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering specializing in structures/bridges from an accredited university is an asset.

  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and Microstation an asset.

  • Knowledge of structural analysis software (such as SAP2000, CSiBridge, MIDAS Civil) is an asset.

  • Knowledge of the CHBDC an asset.

  • Knowledge of OSIM an asset.

  • Excellent communication skills, time management and organizational skills.

  • Excellent report and proposal writing skills.

  • Committed team player.

  • Experience with site inspections during construction an asset.

  • Experience with pre design site review an asset.

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 $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, 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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