Bridge Design Engineer in Portland, OR

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

Jacobs   •  

Portland, OR 97201

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


11 - 15 years

Posted 50 days ago

The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client's local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Our Bridge Design Engineer 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 Masters' Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering, a minimum of 10 years of bridge and transportation structures design experience, familiarity with bridge design software, and have a desire to grow personally, as well as professionally, with each Bridge Engineering project.

Our Bridge Engineers:

• Lead transportation and bridge teams in all aspects of bridge design, from conceptual and preliminary design to final design and construction.

• Work in all aspects of structural design for bridges and other transportation structures including retaining walls and drainage structures.

• Deliver calculations, drawings, specifications, cost estimates and reports.

• Train, direct and mentor junior level engineers and CADD staff.

• Coordinate design activities and meetings between Jacobs staff, subcontractors and clients.

• Perform quality reviews.

• Prepare budgets and schedules for bridge design tasks.

• Assist in business development activities and proposal efforts.

• Network with bridge and transportation engineers throughout Jacobs and the local community.



  • BSCE with structural emphasis from an accredited university
  • PE license in the state of Oregon or ability to obtain within six months
  • 10-15 years bridge design experience
  • Strong background in finite element modeling (SAP 2000, LARSA, CSi Bridge, or other)k
  • Knowledge of ODOT practice and procedures
  • Familiarity with other bridge design softwar
  • Strong background in design of highway structures, including prestressed concrete bridges, steel girder bridges, retaining structures and drainage structures
  • Strong analytical, conceptual, communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong focus on client service
  • Ability to assemble plan sets meeting client expectations
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills and experience:

  • MSCE with structural emphasis from an accredited university
  • Thorough knowledge of ODOT practice and procedures
  • Oregon Local Agency Experience
  • Experienced with the use of MicroStation and/or ACAD and ProjectWise
  • Familiarity with MathCAD

Valid Through: 2019-10-25