Jacobs Mid-Level Civil Structural Designer in Long Beach, California

Mid-Level Civil Structural Designer


With 2017 revenues of approximately $15 billion, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs) is one of the largest publicly traded (NYSE: JEC) and diverse providers of professional technical services in the world. Founded in 1947, the company now has nearly 74,000 employees that help us prosper in diverse industries by holding true to our values and culture. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, our global network spans more than 230 offices in countries across North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Africa and Asia.

The company’s service portfolio consists of a comprehensive range of business solutions related to engineering, architecture, construction, operations and maintenance and scientific and specialty consulting.


The Structural Designer will work closely under the direction of the Lead Structural Engineer. This role is responsible for preparing detailed construction drawings for steel and reinforced concrete structures using structural specifications, engineering calculations, sketches, detailed drawings, and design information according to project standards and procedures.

This position requires coordination with other discipline designers such as mechanical, electrical, piping and project team members to ensure a complete and timely production of drawing packages, spreadsheets, and databases to document information related to design.

Position Responsibilities

  • Work on a variety of projects pertaining to petrochemical clients ranging from plant modifications to new facilities.

  • Work alongside more experienced engineers and designers to perform 2D drafting and 3D modeling tasks. Design will be prepared using Office and Department standards and procedures.

  • Become familiar with project scopes, specifications and design criteria when assigned to a project team.

  • Participate in design reviews with other disciplines to evaluate design concepts and make recommendations.

  • Must be receptive to directions in the preparation of acceptable technical solutions. The Structural Designer must interact well with other disciplines in order to complete tasks.

  • Must be a self-starter who willingly accepts and seeks challenging responsibilities and takes ownership of results and performance.

  • Will work alongside engineers to develop conceptual layouts for cost studies as necessary to determine the simplest and most cost effective designs for clients.

  • May be expected to travel to job sites, client offices or other Jacob’s offices to perform their duties as required.

  • Other duties as required.


  • A minimum of 5 - 8 years of relevant experience in the drafting / design of steel and reinforced concrete.

  • Ideally 5 to 12 years of experience related to petrochemical facility design (e.g. refinery and/or chemical).

  • Must have solid conceptual and design process skills and good problem solving ability.

  • Must have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.


  • A working knowledge of Intergraph SmartPlant 3D is preferred.

  • Must be fluent in both of the following CAD software applications: AutoCad; PDS; Microstation.

  • Capable of using multiple CAD platforms interchangeably with similar drawing presentation styles and no productivity loss.

  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Mail.

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-Long Beach

Req ID: ECR0000ZD