Bridge Engineer

Taylorsville, Utah, United States
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10 + Years Experience

Company: Jacobs
Skills: Civil Engineering
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Taylorsville, Utah, United States

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.

Start your Jacobs 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.

The challenge? Repairing or enhancing our nation's bridge infrastructure. Our Bridge Lead/Project Manager career path is your opportunity to work on exciting and engaging large-scale infrastructure transportation projects. Each day, you will provide technical expertise and lead a team in completing bridge and transportation structure design and construction projects. You should be a self-motivated professional, ideally with a Master's Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering, a minimum of 10 years of bridge and transportation structures design experience, strong technical skills in steel and concrete bridge design, Project Manager experience and have a desire to grow personally as well as professionally with each transportation project.

Our Bridge Leads/Project Managers:
  • Serve as Lead Bridge Engineer and/or Project Manager on variously sized bridge projects
  • Lead successful delivery of quality projects
  • Lead transportation and bridge teams in all aspects of bridge design, from conceptual and preliminary design to final design and construction
  • Lead project decisions regarding technical approaches, cost and scheduling performance
  • Manage on-call contracts and sub-consultants
  • Identify creative and innovative bridge engineering solutions based on client, project and site constraints
  • Provide technical guidance, oversight, and perform quality reviews
  • Commit to quality and continuous improvement individually and for rest of bridge team
  • Train, direct, and mentor junior engineers
  • Coordinate design activities and meetings between staff, subcontractors, and Jacobs
  • Coordinate the planning, staffing, scheduling, budget management, quality control, safety and organization of subcontractors and internal technical and support staff
  • Identify schedule and cost variances and develops and implement recommendations for corrective action
  • Participate in the growth of Project Manager resources in the firm through the coaching of others and participating in the development and delivery of learning events
  • Complete tasks within schedule and budget with teams comprised of different disciplines
  • Develop specifications, cost estimates, and prepare final bid packages
  • Assist in project pursuits to win work, coordinating with client account management leads
  • Assist in business development and proposal efforts
  • Interact with and support other Jacobs project teams and client program level directors
  • Lead and support project execution, quality management and safety plans
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills and a team-oriented attitude

This position will be based out of our Salt Lake office and may include limited travel.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Successful project management experience
  • 10 years minimum bridge design experience and knowledge of LRFD design code.
  • Thorough knowledge of UDOT practice and procedures

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Existing UDOT and/or local county relationships
  • Design-Build project experience
  • Strong analytical skills and career path goal as project manager or office bridge lead
  • Knowledge of MicroStation, LARSA, Midas, ConSpan/PGSuper, SpColumn and other structural software


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.