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Jacobs Transportation Engineer in West Des Moines, Iowa

Transportation Engineer


Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

At Jacobs, we’re not just building structures, we’re powering them, too. We’re transforming intangible ideas into innovative solutions designing the future – today.

Thriving communities. Healthy cities. A brighter future. What we do is more than building roads, we work everyday to make the world better for everyone. If you want to join a company invested in you and your success, join us as a Transportation Engineer.

Based in West Des Moines, you will have the chance to work on exciting and engaging large-scale infrastructure projects and utilize your transportation design expertise (roadway, drainage, and sitework layout, preliminary and final design, utility/coordination and client coordination) to serve as a lead engineer and task manager on transportation related projects.

You will interpret internal or external business issues and recommend best practices. You will solve complex problems; take a broad perspective to identify different solutions; and guide others in solving complex issues. You’ll work with the best Engineers and Project Managers in the business, as well as gain experience working directly with our clients.

We want you to be empowered to deliver the boldest solutions for everyday living.


What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university with an emphasis in civil engineering (roadway, site or drainage, and land development)

  • Professional Engineer License (PE) or ability to become registered

  • At least 10 years related experience in transportation work with an emphasis on infrastructure projects

  • Previous relationships with Iowa DOT, local City/County agencies, engineers and contractors, and developers to help identify future project opportunities and grow business within Iowa

  • Experience in working with inter-related engineering disciplines

  • Strong Civil 3D or MicroStation OpenRoad background

  • Strong mathematical, analytical, time management skills

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Experience with multi-discipline infrastructure engineering design and construction projects

  • Experience leading functional teams or projects

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, 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 and supplemental language.

Job Civil/Structural

Primary Location United States-Iowa-West Des Moines-US IA West Des Moines - 4601 Westown Parkway

Job Type Experienced

Travel No

Req ID: NOR0000XJ