8 months ago
Jacobs is a global leader in consulting, design and programme management. We love to tackle complex challenges, and we know that our best solutions come out of close, trusted partnerships with our clients and the communities we touch.
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.
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Our Bridges Team in Swindon is seeking to grow its capability with a view to delivering its growing portfolio of major scheme for clients such as Highways England, Transport for Scotland, Welsh Government, Network Rail, local authorities, contractors and a variety of international clients. We 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, porject development & site audit
River Don Crossing, Scotland, detail design, site supervision
Wild Coast Bridges, South Africa detail design, site supervision
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.
You will be based at our Swindon office, with a busy team of bridge engineers and technicians, playing 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 a chartered Principal Bridge Engineer with experience of delivering projects involving new build analysis, detailed design, bridge 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
Working knowledge of Network Rail, London Underground and AASHTO standards and specifications
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 a broad range of bridge types and procurement models (e.g. design for Design & Build contracts) including some technically challenging bridges
Experience of Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Experience in the design of large post-tensioned concrete bridges and/or large (marine) foundations
Ability to undertake short-medium term overseas assignments
Experience in the delivery of design and build consulting commissions
Experience of stakeholder management
At Jacobs 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 work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.
When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.
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.
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