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Jacobs Structural Design Engineer-Ports and Maritime in Knoxville, Tennessee

Structural Design Engineer-Ports and Maritime


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.

As a Structural Design Engineer, you will have the chance working with other members of the structural team to deliver projects of varying complexity and size. If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress.

Responsible for daily tasks involved in design of facilities and structures. Under general supervision, perform all aspects of design on facility and infrastructure design projects. This includes performing actual design tasks (conceptual, layout, and detail) and/or coordinating design and construction activities, studies, planning, programming, and various analyses. Develop design criteria such as gravity loads, wind and seismic. Performs calculations for design of structural members of steel, concrete and masonry. Possesses a thorough knowledge of statics, strength of materials, finite element modeling, and building/structure systems. Able to provide technical guidance to designers/drafters and less experienced engineers. Possesses thorough knowledge of multiple subject areas and other design disciplines, and understands how own discipline integrates with and impacts other disciplines.


  • BS graduate Civil Engineering with Structural emphasis, from ABET accredited school required

  • Experience with structural analysis software (i.e., STAAD, RAM, Structural Point, etc)

  • PE Registration required

  • 7 years experience including ports, marine and heavy industrial structures

  • US citizen with current Driver’s License (US State) required

  • MS graduate Civil Engineering with Structural emphasis, from ABET accredited school preferred

  • Experience in 2D AutoCAD drafting and 3D/BIM modeling. Experience with Autodesk REVIT preferred

  • Knowledge of applicable codes and standards

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and written communication skills

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-Tennessee-Knoxville

Other Locations United States-South Carolina-Greenville

Req ID: BIA0005N8