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Jacobs Structural Engineering Supervisor in Tullahoma, Tennessee

Critical Mission Solutions

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Structural Section Supervisor

Jacobs Technology Group is a performance unit of the Jacobs Critical Mission Solutions (CMS) Line of Business. The Jacobs CMS Technology Group specializes in the design, construction, and operation of unique and complex research and development facilities, including, as examples, wind tunnels (aerospace, automotive, and motorsports), rocket test stands, climatic chambers, jet engine test cells, acoustic chambers, altitude test facilities, captive trajectory systems, and nuclear facilities. Our projects span the automotive, motorsports, defense, nuclear, and aerospace markets. Recent clients include Audi, Boeing, BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Honda, General Motors, NASA, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Energy, Volkswagen, and many others in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Our capabilities and some recent project photos and videos can be found in the downloadable zip file at https://jtftp.jacobstechnology.com/ . Use “anontg” as both the user name and password.

In this role you will be responsible for planning, organizing, and leading a group of structural engineers and designer/drafters. You will serve as a mentor to your employees and provide crucial individual feedback to each one on an ongoing basis. With each new project assignment, you will ensure that your employees are not only challenged but are also the right fit, relative to aptitude and career aspirations, for the project team. You will have opportunities to support large multi-disciplinary proposal efforts, and to actively seek out, capture, and then lead single-discipline projects for your group.

The structural section currently includes approximately 20 to 25 talented engineers and designers working on many unique and challenging projects ranging from quick turn-around projects lasting a few hours to large multi-year projects. The structural group typically works between 12 to 20 projects concurrently and several dozen projects during any year.


  • Promote a culture of caring and safety both at work and away from work

  • Business development efforts – actively sell work for your section

  • Make employee work assignments and engage with staff to counsel, mentor, and monitor progress

  • Help staff validate the technical approach including checking your team’s work when necessary

  • Track career growth path for employees

  • Promotions/adjustments

  • Voluntary training for professional growth

  • Identify and groom future leaders

  • Identify technical training needs and obtain funding

  • Manage/balance workflow in section

  • Conduct 1-on-1 meetings with your employees (at least quarterly)

  • Conduct annual performance reviews

  • Administer employee disciplinary actions and/or terminations

  • Review and approve employee timecards (weekly)

  • Attend monthly staff meetings (Director and Branch level)

  • Host section staff meetings (monthly or as needed)

  • Participate in long term planning for your section – including recruiting/hiring

  • Coordinate Co-op & Summer Internship opportunities

  • Attend monthly project reviews for projects that include support from your section

  • Monitor your Lead Engineers’ work plan in accordance with deliverables required, budget, and schedule (at least monthly)

  • Elicit feedback from project managers and clients on individual and team performance and product quality

  • Track/assign mandatory training for employees

  • Travel between Jacobs offices and client sites as needed

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  1. Due to federal requirements for large portions of the assigned work, US Citizenship is required for this position.

  2. BS or MS Degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, or related engineering field.

  3. BS degree requires a minimum of eleven (11) years related experience. MS degree requires a minimum of nine (9) years related experience.

  4. Requires demonstrated leadership skills as evidenced by prior supervisory experience. Must be able to effectively communicate with others.

  5. PE license is preferred but not required.

  6. Must be knowledgeable of the entire design and construction process including marketing, planning, estimating, budgeting, execution, delivering, post design, and construction.

  7. Experience with dynamic loading, blast loading, building and design codes such as IBC, AISC, ACI, UFC, and ASCE, and the use and knowledge of finite element modeling is highly desirable.

  8. Demonstrated leadership ability. Able to oversee a team of structural engineers and designer/drafters working on multiple small and large projects concurrently.

  9. Must have strong time management and organizational skills.


Unusual or Special Physical 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 Work Environment



% 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 Machines Involved 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 of Attendance


  • 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 Essential Functions

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, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

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.