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Jacobs Lead Transportation Drainage Engineer in Tempe, Arizona

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We are seeking to hire a senior level Lead Transportation Drainage Engineer with 10 years of experience in our Tempe, AZ office to support our highway, bridge, and transit projects throughout the State of Arizona. Using your experience, you’ll work in a team, collaborative, and fast paced environment.

As a Lead Transportation Drainage Engineer, you will lead our drainage discipline teams on our transportation projects. Your typical work assignments may include: onsite storm drainage analysis and design, offsite cross drainage and floodplain hydraulic impacts analysis and design, erosion control, preparation of technical reports and memorandum, and preparation of construction plans, estimates, and specifications (PS&E), and participating in business development efforts as required.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to exercise judgment and make recommendations in the development and creation of storm drainage studies and plans for complex, multidisciplinary traditional PS&E, schematics and feasibility, and/or Design-Build projects with ADOT and other transportation / public works agencies.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top ENR Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

In this role you’ll:

  • Provides technical leadership and oversight for drainage studies and detailed drainage design aspects in a multidiscipline fast track design-build and/or traditional delivery transportation related projects.

  • Identification of solutions for a variety of engineering and drainage design challenges.

  • Manage drainage design PS&E packages and H&H floodplain impacts studies.

  • Assigns tasks and provides guidance to drainage design team members, and coordinates QC reviews for project key milestone deliverables.

  • Makes decisions on significant design and engineering procedures as well as decisions on technical direction on the project as needed or requested.

  • Participate in design review and coordination meetings internally and externally.

  • Working with other Jacobs offices in a multi projects delivery environment.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and coordinate all drainage design phases of a project with other team disciplines.


Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering is required from a U.S. ABET accredited school or equivalent.

  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from a U.S. ABET accredited school is preferred but not required.

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Arizona.

  • NCEES Records is preferred.

  • 10 years of experience in detailed onsite drainage design and H&H offsite modeling and studies working on mid-scale large-scale transportation projects is required.

  • Experience working ADOT projects is a must.

  • Previous experience working on alternative delivery (Design-Build and PPP) transportation projects in excess of $500M construction cost is strongly preferred.

  • Experience with MicroStation, ORD DU and Civil 3D storm drain system analysis is a plus.

  • Experience with hydrologic and hydraulic modeling programs: HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, XP-SWMM, 2D modeling tools, etc. is essential.

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