Systems Engineer (Mid Level)

Boston, Massachusetts
16 Oct 2016
07 Jun 2017
BI 00011L
Contract Type
Full Time
The Buildings & Infrastructure (B&I) Line of Business is a global network of approximately 11,500 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.

Position Summary

The Jacobs Systems and Technology Group works on the system-level design and installation of a broad range of applied systems and technologies with a focus on the transportation and security industries. We are seeking an entry level engineer for the Boston, MA office.

  • This person independently applies engineering techniques and analysis to a broad range of problems and works with the team to develop innovative solutions to clients requirements.
  • Works with a moderate level of supervision; has considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments.
  • Researches, develops, designs, and tests a variety of equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial and industrial purposes. Evaluates the desired goals of the system and selects the required equipment, power controls to achieve these goals:
  • Calculates and evaluates system for industrial and commercial applications: Participates in planning, cost development and management, and scheduling for assigned projects: Directs activities to ensure that construction, installation, and operational testing conform to functional specifications, recognized codes and standards, and customer requirements: Maintains effective communication with project team members and with the customer: Provide field service maintenance of existing control, security and network systems diagnosis and repair of equipment and systems in field installations.
  • Candidate will be required to be on call on a 24/7/365 alternating weekly schedule to support existing maintenance contracts.
  • May use CAD software to perform engineering tasks.
  • Maintains files of both hard and soft copies of engineering records and project correspondence.
  • Will work with other transportation and systems engineers to support larger projects by designing communications and control systems.
  • This will include analyzing and defining system requirements and developing final plans/specifications/estimates for the project. At times, may provide systems integration support including some software development and testing.


• BS or MS degree in Electronics, Electrical or Mechanical engineering or Computer Engineering 3-5 years related experience is required

• Strong knowledge of and experience with communications technologies and protocols and their applications

• Ability to troubleshoot and maintain new and existing control, security and network based systems

• Knowledge of IP-based networks, including computer/device setup, configuration and troubleshooting.

• Knowledge of and working experience with Microsoft Office productivity suite including Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint.

• Knowledge of CAD software (AutoCAD or Microstation) a strong plus.

• Knowledge of physical security design a plus

• Strong written and oral presentations skills.

• Must have valid driver's license and their own vehicle to travel within the New England region.

US Citizenship required

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.