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Jacobs Intermediate Bridge Engineer in Toronto, Ontario

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Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we’re transforming intangible ideas into innovative solutions designing the future - today. As an Intermediate Bridge Engineer, you will too.

You'll impact the world around you by helping us solve real-life challenges. You are the future of our company. We’ll rely on you to provide support to our teams on critical projects while fostering a culture of continuous learning and inclusion as you bring fresh ideas to the table.

Pave the way for your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

We’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design and digital technology. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Jacobs is searching for an Intermediate Bridge Engineer to join our growing Ontario Transportation Business. This individual needs to be highly personable and a quick learner. Your initial role will be to produce, supervise and manage small and medium scale bridge projects including field reviews, field inspections, structural calculations, and drawing production on a variety of structures. Following an initial integration period your role will progressively grow to include supporting our business development and project delivery teams. The incumbent should be willing to work in a team environment, interact with clients and approval agencies, and assist other engineers and project managers in their deliverables.


  • Perform and supervise bridge, culvert and retaining wall rehabilitations and new designs including: technical reports, structural analysis, design calculations, quantities, specifications, and calculation checks.

  • Produce technical reports and memos to support design.

  • Providing input and guidance to CAD Drafters, EIT’s, and less experienced Engineers working on projects.

  • Work closely with Project/Lead Engineers during all phases of project planning, execution, and closeout.

  • Providing technical engineering services during construction, including the review of contractor submissions.

  • Prepare proposals, project schedules and budget estimates for project pursuits.

  • Perform design and inspection tasks including: site investigations to support design and OSIM bridge, culvert and retaining wall inspections.

  • Work independently and as part of a team.

  • Act as a mentor for junior staff and promote continual development.

  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with clients.

  • Other duties as required.

  • You’ll be working mainly from home (unless you prefer coming into the office), with the expectation to travel for client /site meetings and occasional team meetings.

You’ll be working mainly from home (unless you prefer coming into the office), with the expectation to travel for client /site meetings and occasional team meetings.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university.

  • Master’s degree (M. Eng, or M.A.Sc.) in Civil Engineering specializing in structures/bridges from an accredited university.

  • Must currently hold a Professional Engineers License with PEO in Ontario or be eligible to obtain Professional Engineers License with PEO within 12 months.

Work Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ design experience working on Transportation Structures including: bridges, structural culverts and retaining walls.

  • Practical experiences developing and writing structural design and structure planning reports.

  • Practical working knowledge of structural analysis software (such as CSiBridge or MIDAS Civil).

  • Practical working knowledge of the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code CSA S6-19 and the MTO Structural Manual.

  • Practical working knowledge of other applicable MTO design guidelines: Semi Integral Abutment Manual, Integral Abutment Manual, Concrete Culvert Design Detailing Manual, Structure Rehabilitation Manual, RSS Design Guide, Ontario Structure Inspection Manual, etc.

  • Practical working knowledge of MTO standard drawings and specifications.

Additional Requirements:

  • Experience working closely with drafting professionals to effectively develop drawing packages for transportation structures. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential for this role and experience working with digital markup software, such as Bluebeam, is considered an asset.

  • Ability to effectively coordinate with other disciplines and proactively address project requirements.

  • Provide career guidance (mentoring), direction and support on project work, and support to structural designers (EIT’s). Mentorship is a key aspect of this this role and the successful candidate should expect to dedicate 15 % of their time to passing on knowledge and experiences to others.

  • A key to success in our projects is effective quality assurance and quality control. All Transportation Structure projects within Jacobs are reviewed by senior engineers and the successful candidate must be able to utilize constructive criticism and feedback to improve current and future deliverables.

The following items would be considered an asset:

  • PHD in Civil Engineering specializing in structures/bridges from an accredited university would be considered an asset.

  • Additional relevant training specializing in bridge structures would be considered an asset: CISC-Canadian Institute for Steel Construction, CPCI-Canadian Precast prestressed Concrete Institute, CAC-Cement Association of Canada, CSA Canadian Standards Association.

  • Knowledge of AutoCAD is considered an asset.

  • Experience collaborating with highway engineers, geotechnical engineers, hydraulic engineers, utility companies, environmental agencies, sub consultants, etc, is considered an asset.

  • Working knowledge of project scheduling software such as MS Project is considered an asset.

  • Experience performing OSIM bridge and culvert inspections is considered an asset.

  • Fully bilingual in English and French is considered an asset.

We ask applicants to provide in addition the their Cover Letter and Resume a project sheet for their most recognized bridge/culvert/retaining wall project from their career detailing the following:

  • bridge / culvert / retaining wall located in Canada

  • Project start and completion date

  • Contract Type (Lump Sum or T&M)

  • Your role in the project

  • Construction value

  • Engineering value, hours worked and deliverables

  • Photo of completed structure

  • Year of construction

  • Value add to client

  • Client reference

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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