Jacobs Structural Engineer IV in Tullahoma, Tennessee

Structural Engineer IV


JobPurpose : Design of structuralsystems for automotive, aerospace, and other advanced technical facilities.

Summary: The Jacobs Technology, Engineering andProjects Group, provides technical and managerial leadership in the design,construction, and commissioning of advanced test systems and facilities for avariety of clients around the world. Our clients are in the automotive,aerospace, aero-propulsion, and other advanced technology markets and representboth the private and government segments.

Jacobs is seeking a Structural Engineer with approx.10 to 15 years of experience in the design of complex structures. Thesuccessful candidate will work in a project team environment to develop customdesigns to satisfy client requirements. Typical projects include wind tunnelsand support equipment, rocket and jet engine test stands, automotive testcells, and other unique structural systems.


  • Provide a complete design solution from concept to final design and construction.

  • Apply design loading to structures utilizing applicable building codes and design codes.

  • Design and analyze structures to meet project specific and code requirements utilizing both hand and finite element analysis (STAAD and/or ANSYS preferred).

  • Develop engineering design calculation packages, which may include static, dynamic, blast, vibration, and thermal stresses, utilizing both hand analysis and finite element analysis. Evaluate life of structural components for low and high cycle fatigue.

  • Oversee detailed design and development of 3D models and 2D drawings.

  • Develop construction bid packages which typically include calculations, specifications, and drawings.

  • Perform post design activities which may include review of subcontractor submittals, RFI’s, and shop drawings. Perform site inspections at construction sites to ensure facility is construction to contract documents.

  • Provide leadership for junior engineers and drafter/designers.

  • Coordinate and communicate design solutions with clients and other engineering disciplines – including presentations, design review meetings, and training.

  • Assist with project planning, cost estimating, proposals, project management, and marketing.

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplined team to meet project budgets and schedules.


  1. Minimum of a BS degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, or related engineering field

  2. Minimum of 5 years of related engineering experience, but 10-15 years of experience preferred in the design and analysis of special structures

  3. PE license preferred

  4. Must be proficient in finite element modeling (STAAD and/or ANSYS software or equivalent)

  5. Must be proficient in the use of IBC Code, AISC Steel Code, ACI Code, and ASCE Minimum Design Loads

  6. Experience with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Div 1 & 2 is highly desirable

  7. Experience with dynamic loading and blast loading is highly desirable

  8. Demonstrated leadership leadership ability. Able to lead a small team of structural engineers and drafters on the structural design of small and large projects

  9. Ability to do Project Management or Marketing on small projects is a plus

  10. Must have strong time management skills

  11. Must be a US Citizen

Essential Functions

Unusual or SpecialPhysical Requirements of Position



% of Time

  • Must be able to sit at a desk for long periods of time (90%)

  • Must be able to work at a computer for long periods of time (90%)

  • Occasional site visits and travel may require lifting, climbing, crawling in an outdoor environment (15%)

  • Special clothing/equipment and other PPE may be required during site visits (15%)

Must be able to lift 50 lbs

Description of WorkEnvironment



% of Time

  • Work will mainly be performed in an inside office environment (90%)

  • Field work may be required including outside work (15%)

  • Travel may be required to perform field work at project sites or to attend customer meetings (15%)

Office Environment

Equipment and MachinesInvolved in Work Tasks



% of Time

  • Office equipment/machines

  • During travel to project sites handheld equipment such as tape measures, cameras, etc (10%)

Office equipment (Computers, fax, telephones, copiers etc.) 90 %

Criticality ofAttendance


  • Regular attendance is mandatory Monday thru Thur 7:30 am to 5:15 pm & Fri 7:30 to 11:30 am (100%).

  • Occasional overtime may be required to meet demanding project schedules (20%)

Other EssentialFunctions

List other essential functions here.

Must take and pass a pre-employment drug and background test.

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-Tennessee-Tullahoma

Req ID: PFO00019S