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Professional Transportation Schematic Engineer (Highway Planning and Design)

at Jacobs

Posted: 3/4/2019
Job Reference #: BIA0000OB

Job Description

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 Central Texas Transporatation team is seeking a new teammate! 

Our new Professional Transportation Schematic Engineer willl perform work involving the application of all conventional aspects of civil engineering to the functional area of the assignment.  Exercise judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Manages highway/roadway schematic and planning projects as the Project Manager for state, county, and city clients.   Reports routinely on project development and fiduciary soundness.   Directly responsible for developing strong client relationships.

Conceptualizes the initial civil design approach for major phases of large transportation (highway/roadway) related projects, experience in schematics and final design (PS&E).

Plans, schedules, conducts or coordinates civil engineering, transportation planning, and environmental work.  

Supervises the design and ongoing progress of a project, including the coordination of the project with City, State, and County officials, and other outside agencies.

Resolves a variety of complex problems, (i.e. conflicting design requirements, determining and meeting design criteria, difficult coordination requirements,).

Serves as a liaison between clients and agencies, subcontractors, and design teams.

Reviews plans, schedules and prepares or reviews technical specifications, contract documents, CPM schedules, technical reports, and estimates.

Participates in project pursuits.  Maintains client relationships.  Identifies teaming partners. 

Supervises the work of less experienced engineers and/or technical support personnel assigned to the project.

Performs other duties assigned by a Manager of Projects, Program/Project Manager, or Group Lead.

Strong organization and communication skills.

Work in a collaborative manner.  Serves on a project team.

Willingness to cross train and learn other disciplines

Exercises quality control procedures

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering is required
Registration as a Professional Engineer is required, Texas PE registration required within six months of hire date.
Minimum of 8 years of progressive highway design experience is required.
Experience in roadway is preferred. Experience in multiple disciplines a plus.
Experience with MicroStation and GEOPAK is required.  OpenRoads is preferred.
Experience with project collaboration software is preferred (e.g. ProjectWise)
Technical ability to prepare feasibility studies, schematics, proposals (Project Approach) and reports is required. 
Ability to coordinate all phases of a project is preferred. 
Working knowledge of traffic projections is preferred. 
Experience with Public Involvement and Stakeholder Coordination is preferred. 
Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skill 
TxDOT project experience preferred (other DOT is acceptable)
TxDOT pre-certification is preferred. 

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.