Jacobs Structural Designer in Metairie, Louisiana

Structural Designer


Recognized as a leader in the EPC industry and ranked as the #2 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine for the second consecutive year, we provide planning, design, build, and maintenance of upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities and infrastructure. With over 5,000 employees across North America, we service exploration, production, storage, and transportation of crude oil and natural gas to end users, both offshore and onshore. We bring together many different aspects including Pipeline and Facilities groups, onshore and offshore offices, and engineering services to help meet the demands of our clients.

Position Summary

Designs components or portions of systems, and modifies existing designs to develop or improve them. Complete understanding and application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines. Provides solutions to a wide range of complex problems under general direction. Determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.

  • Responsible for 3D modeling, preparing 2D drawings and drafting checking of process structures and modules, process and electrical equipment foundations, industrial buildings, pipe racks, process trenches, and sumps

  • Coordinate with other disciplines to develop design deliverables

  • Perform material take-off as directed by Lead Engineer and Lead Designer

  • Travel to project sites required for walk downs during design phase and construction support during construction phase

  • Have understanding of AutoCAD, Bentley ProStructures, and/or CadWorx Steel

  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision


  • Minimum of 10 years' of experience in structural drafting and design of offshore production facilities required

  • Associate's Degree or 2 years related course work or equivalent required

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in modeling and drafting of process equipment foundations and steel and reinforced concrete industrial structures required

  • 10 years minimum creating extracted drawings in Microstation preferred

  • Minimum of 10 years' experience drafting in AutoCAD required

  • MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills required

  • 5 years minimum experience with Documentum or similar software used to manage project documents and deliverables preferred

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-Louisiana-Metairie

Req ID: ECR000065