Entry Level Structural Engineer

Greenville, South Carolina
07 Sep 2016
02 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
The Specialty Chemicals & Manufacturing (SC&M) Line of Business within Jacobs Engineering is a global network of approximately nine offices and 1,318 employees serving the manufacturing sector. Our Business Line primarily supports Pulp & Paper as well as Chemical clients. Our employees work to provide design and construction management services for world-class projects that support the needs of these industrial clients. We provide our clients with award-winning planning, engineering and architectural design, construction and program management to support their 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 projects. We perform projects in-house as well as coordinate in work-share opportunities with other Jacobs's offices either U.S. based or overseas.

Jacobs has an exciting opportunity for a New Graduate level Structural Engineer 1 located in our Greenville, SC office.

In this role, the Structural Engineer will assist other Engineers by performing standard aspects of structural engineering assignments, subsequently gaining familiarity with the technical software, programs, staff, and operating procedures of the company and Department.

The engineer will become familiar with work processes for the Office and the Department.

The engineer will also learn the structural engineering software used within this Department.

The Structural Engineer will work on a variety of projects pertaining to industrial clients ranging from plant modifications to new facilities.

All work will be performed under the general supervision of the Lead Engineer.

The Structural Engineer will work alongside experienced engineers and designers to perform a variety of analysis and other support tasks such as creating computer models for structures, performing calculations of section properties and weight take-offs, preparation of calculations, assisting with estimates, etc.

The Structural Engineer will become familiar with project scopes, specifications and design criteria when assigned to a project team.

The Structural Engineer will perform analysis of structures of various degrees of complexity commensurate with their level of experience.

The Structural Engineer will prepare plans, designs and calculations under the supervision of experienced engineers. The engineer will learn design and drafting standards as part of their efforts.

The Structural Engineer will research code issues as they pertain to project related issues.

The Structural Engineer will research design options and documents findings for Project Lead Engineers

The Structural Engineer will work collaboratively with the CAD designers to provide build-able detailing for the project.

The Structural Engineer will contribute to the preparation of engineering/analysis reports and other technically related documents.

The Structural Engineer will liaise with other internal professionals and departments to gather information for projects.

The Structural Engineer will coordinate with and provide information to the Department checker to help insure quality designs.

The Structural Engineer will be expected to travel to job sites, client offices or other Jacobs offices to perform their duties as required.

The Structural Engineer will be expected to perform all work to the best of their ability in an efficient manner without unnecessary errors.

Working within client facilities and at times within sister offices may be required. As such the Structural Engineer will be expected to travel to job sites, client offices or other Jacob's offices to perform their duties as necessary.

The Structural Engineer will perform other duties as required.

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is required
  • Masters of Science in Civil Engineering is preferred
  • EIT certificate is preferred (to be obtained within 6 months of hire date if not currently possessed)
  • At least one previous summer design internship on structural design for industrial clients is preferred
  • One previous summer internship experience with AutoCAD and/or Microstation is preferred
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel and Mail
  • Working knowledge of CAD software such as AutoCad or Microstation
  • Good listening, writing and communication skills
  • Knowledge and application of ACI, AISC, and ASCE design standards and codes
  • Knowledge and application of the International Building Code
  • Theoretical knowledge of structural engineering
  • Theoretical knowledge of structural engineering computer programs such as Staad, Enercalc, PCA, etc.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the USA for any employer other than your current employer.

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.