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Principal Bridge Engineer

Location: Leeds
Company: Jacobs
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About the opportunity:
Thriving communities. Healthy cities. A brighter future. What we do is more than building roads, we work?every day?to make the world better for everyone. If you want to join a company invested in you, your success and the global community,?start your career with Jacobs.
Structure. That's what is needed in order to form a solid foundation. To better plan and prepare for the future. If you are ready to bridge the gap between the world and its people, join Jacobs.??
As a vital member of our Leeds?team, you will utilise your highly developed technical engineering, interpersonal and organisational skills in supporting the technical delivery of highway and rail structures solutions.
You'll join a team that has an enviable reputation in the UK Transportation consultancy sector as a result of a portfolio of high-profile projects with clients that include National Highways, Transport Scotland, Network Rail, Welsh Government, National Contractors and numerous Local Authorities.
You will be responsible for project delivery and undertake the role of technical lead on a range of bridge and transportation related projects:
- Lead and mentor bridge staff on tasks such as structural analysis, feasibility studies, tender designs, detailed designs and the production of contract documents and technical reports.
- Use your knowledge and skills in working together with the team and other disciplines in providing an integrated service to clients
- Help seek innovative solutions in achieving best value in delivering our services
- Help development of the team through the delivery of projects and commissions, providing technical and administrative support and leadership where required
With UK centres in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stockton, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Worcester, Reading, Bristol and London, we can be flexible with regards to location and encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours' contracts.
Let's build for a brighter future together. If you want to join a company invested in you, your success and the global community - join us as a Principal Bridge Engineer.
At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.
People are Jacobs' greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.
In addition to the benefits you'd expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.
Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We're happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.
Here's What You'll Need:
- A degree in Civil or Structural Engineering;
- Chartered or approaching Chartered status with ICE, IStructE or a similar organisation
- Significant experience in the UK bridges/Transportation sector;
- Excellent understanding of structural behaviour and detailed knowledge of current codes and standards, including Eurocodes, DMRB, SHW, and Network rail standards;
- Experience of design analysis and assessment of structures using Structural analysis software such Midas or LUSAS;
- Proven track record of delivery of bridge and highway related projects and an ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team;
Ideally, here's what you'll also have:?
- Experience in design of a range of bridge types;
- Experience of Building Information Modelling (BIM);
- Experience of undertaking client facing roles and an ability to attract new clients into the business
- Experience in the delivery of ECI or design and build projects;
- Experience of construction supervision.
Grow?your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve,?flourish, and succeed.????
Why Jacobs?
We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.
We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.
Our Culture:
Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (
We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you're pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity - ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women's - find out more about our employee networks here. (
Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role
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