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Jacobs Senior Structural (Bridge) Engineer in West Des Moines, Iowa

Senior Structural (Bridge) Engineer


If you are ready to bridge the gap between our world and our people, join Jacobs. Let’s build for a brighter future together. Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company.

As a vital member of our Des Moines, Iowa transportation team, our Senior Bridge Engineers serve a lead technical role on bridge design projects and perform design for all structural aspects of transportation projects on local, state, regional and national projects. We are looking for a self-motivated professional with strong technical and business development skills and have a desire to grow personally as well as professionally.

Applicants for this position would have four primary functions – 1) lead/manage the technical execution of bridge design and study projects, 2) provide leadership and mentorship to junior structural staff, 3) work closely with client account managers and sales professionals to identify project opportunities and grow our bridge design services in Iowa, and 4) work closely with our National Bridge practice.

This position will be based out of our Des Moines office and may include limited travel.

If you want to join a company invested in you, your success and the global community - join us as a Senior Structural (Bridge) Engineer.


Here's What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering, Masters’ preferred

  • At least 10 years bridge design experience (5 years minimum Iowa DOT experience)

  • Iowa Professional Engineer License (PE)

  • Solid understanding of Iowa DOT practice, procedures, and standards

  • Solid understanding of and practical experience applying the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • Existing Iowa DOT and/or local county/city/municipal relationships

  • Active involvement in local engineering societies

  • Project Management/Task Lead/Bridge Lead experience

  • Bridge Design-Build project experience

  • Strong experience in structural analysis and design software

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 Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: NOR0000YA