Bridge Engineer

Croydon, United Kingdom Countrywide
02 Sep 2016
23 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services to industrial, commercial and government clients. With revenues approaching $11billion and approximately 50,000 employees across the globe, we are continuing to grow our business every year.

We are looking for talented people to join us across the UK and Ireland to continue our focus on building relationships and delighting our clients (90% of our business is repeat business). In return we have opportunities to work on unique and exciting projects, and a stable platform upon which to develop your career.

Jacobs has an enviable reputation in the Highways UK consultancy sector as a result of a portfolio of high profile projects with clients that include Highways England (HE), Transport Scotland, Welsh Government, National Contractors and numerous Local Authorities. Our plans to add to this portfolio continue apace regionally and nationally.

Position Summary

As a Bridge Engineer you will be working on a variety of project types, sizes and complexities. Responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation of bridge and related structural scheme designs at feasibility, option selection and detailed design stages.
  • Undertaking design or assessment calculations and preparing outline drawings of engineering solutions.
  • Supervising the production of design drawings or other project-related deliverables.
  • You will be responsible for resolving technical issues as they occur and for the monitoring and reporting of progress of your areas of responsibility.
  • Organising and carrying out General, Principal & Special Bridge Inspections and preparing condition reports.
  • Preparation of Technical Approval and contract documents.


Essential Criteria

  • A degree in Civil or Structural Engineering.
  • Graduate Member of the Institution of Civil or Structural Engineers with demonstrable evidence of progression towards CEng qualification.
  • Minimum three years' experience in the highway bridges or railway bridges sector.
  • Experience of design analysis and assessment of structures using SuperSTRESS, Archie, MEXE, etc.
  • Experience of designing bridges to the current codes and standards, including Eurocodes, BS5400 and DMRB.
  • Good working knowledge of the Specification for Highway Works.
  • Able to produce well-presented and accurate drawings and reports.
  • Capability to manage own tasks, costs and meet deadlines.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to produce high quality work with limited supervision.
  • Good communication and written English skills.

Desirable Criteria

Experience of ECI or design and build projects

Good working knowledge of different contract types and procurement options.

Health and Safety training in the Bridges Sector

Proficient with use of AutoCAD


We offer a competitive package which includes a Pension and Life Assurance Scheme and the opportunity to participate in our Flexible Benefits programme.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all