Jacobs Transit Project Engineer in Los Angeles, California

Transit Project Engineer


Rated #2 in the world for transportation engineering design by Engineering News Record. Our 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:

Performs work involving of all aspects of transit engineering on major transit projects. Works as part of a team developing and delivering large light rail projects. This position is located in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Supports a team responsible for the development of technical requirements for a light rail project; participating as part of the team through the development, design and construction phases

  • Participates in the initial design approach for major phases of projects, experience in final design

  • Plans, schedules, conducts or coordinates engineering work. Also, coordinates the design and ongoing progress of a project, including the coordination of the project with City, State, and County officials, and other outside agencies.

  • Reviews plans, schedules and prepares or reviews technical specifications, contract documents, and estimates.

  • Performs other duties assigned by the Project Manager



  • Bachelor’s Degree in related engineering discipline is required

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer; California PE registration preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive transit design experience is required including performing design of various aspects of rail infrastructure such as track, bridges, stations, ADA pedestrian facilities design, traffic control, storm drainage design, and utility

  • Technical ability to participate in the design and creation of design (PS&E) submittal packages

  • Familiar with MS Office 2010 projects (Word, Excel, Project)

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-Los Angeles

Req ID: BIA0001AX