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8 months ago
Location: Swindon
Job type: Permanent
Category: Bridges Jobs

SwindonUnited KingdomEurope

Jacobs is one of the worlds largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years. We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

Jacobs has an enviable reputation in the UK consultancy sector as a result of a portfolio of high profile projects with clients that include Highways England, Transport for Scotland, Welsh Government, Network Rail, local authorities, contractors and a variety of international clients.

Our Bridges team also work with developers in realising their bridge related projects, achieved through a fully integrated approach to project delivery; drawing on the services of all Jacobs skill groups from locations throughout the region.

We are a centre for excellence for bridge and structural design, in particular specialising in major crossings such as:

Izmit Bay, Turkey, Independent design check

Mersey Gateway Crossing, UK, project development & site audit

River Don Crossing, Scotland, detail design

Wild Coast Bridges, South Africa detail design

We have an impressive scope of work to deliver on a diverse range of bridge, railway and highway projects such as:

Bridge replacement designs for the M4 and M6 Smart Motorways Projects

Feasibility studies, designs and checking for pedestrian/cyclist bridges

Design of elevated viaducts for the extension of Dubai Metro in the UAE

Lower Thames Crossing

In addition to these projects we anticipate securing a number of significant and iconic bridge projects in the near future.

The Swindon office, with a busy team of some 30 bridge engineers and technicians, plays a key role in expanding the bridges business for the company, both regionally and internationally. With recent increase in the portfolio of projects that we need to deliver, we are now looking to expand the team.

We are looking for an Associate Director with significant experience of delivering bridge projects involving new build analysis, detailed design, inspection, assessment and rehabilitation schemes. You will be passionate about bridge design, have a desire to succeed and be part of a winning team.

A talented and experienced bridge engineer looking to lead a project team that is responsible for the delivery of a range of challenging and ultimately rewarding projects. This role will provide you with first class career development opportunities and enable you to become involved in career defining, technically challenging projects both locally and internationally. As such, we are looking for individuals seeking to take their career to the next level and work on projects that will become the highlight of their career to date.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

Responsible for project delivery and undertake the role of technical lead on a range of bridge and highway related projects.

Lead and mentor bridge staff on tasks such as structural analysis, feasibility studies, tenders 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

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

Chartered bridge engineer with extensive relevant work experience within a bridge design office. Specifically of the following areas Bridge design Bridge analysis Bridge assessment & inspection

Full membership of an appropriate professional body such as the ICE or IStructE

Desire to mentor and coach those around you to ensure project delivery and advance the technical abilities of others

Proven track record of delivery of bridge and highway related projects and an ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team

Working knowledge of Eurocodes in the field of bridge design

Experience of undertaking client facing roles and an ability to attract new clients into the business

Experience of project financial management and bidding to deliver continued workload

Relevant accredited engineering degree, Minimum 2:1 (Masters Degree level)

Computer literate with previous experience of using a structural engineering package

Excellent written and spoken ability in English as you will be expected to discuss project requirements with clients, and produce quality reports and technical papers for review.

Excellent numerical, analytical skills

Ability to deliver presentations


The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

Experience of using a range of analysis and drawing/modelling packages

Experience in the design and construction of long-span and technically challenging major crossings and bridges

Experience of Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Experience in the design of large post-tensioned concrete bridges and/or large (marine) foundations

Working knowledge of Highways England PCF products. Working knowledge of Network Rail, London Underground and AASHTO standards and specifications

Ability to undertake short-medium term overseas assignments

Experience in the delivery of design and build consulting commissions

Experience of stakeholder management

Our Culture

At Jacobs we have celebrated over 10 years of our culture of caring - BeyondZero. We see safety differently - we strive to go BeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do. We are committed to equality across our business and we promote STEM and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) initiatives. When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity.

To find out more about our networks, check out our website: javascript:void(0);

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours contracts.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected. JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

Job Location
CH2M, Swindon

Swindon, GB

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