Structural Discipline Lead- Transit And Rail

Jacobs Engineering Arlington , TX 76004

Posted 6 months ago

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.

Jacobs Engineering Group is seeking an experienced Structural Discipline Lead for Transit and Rail design build (DDB) opportunities and projects in the Mid-Atlantic region with a focus on the Baltimore-Washington area. Projects frequently involve major rehabilitation to existing rail stations and supporting facilities including but not limited to platform work, architectural finishes, building electrical and mechanical systems, and miscellaneous structural repairs. Similar work at rail yard maintenance and administrative facilities can also be expected

This Transit Design Structural Lead manages and directs the structural engineering design for transit Design -Build (DB) teams. This individual must gain a thorough understanding of the Scope of Work, the Owner's requirements of the contract, the design submittal process, the project's organizational structure, and the integrated design-build project schedule. The Transit Design Structural Lead must demonstrate experience working with contractors and managing work with diverse and remote design teams to deliver products on a tight schedule. The Structural Discipline Lead needs to be familiar with all pertinent transit and rail design standards.

The Transit Design Manager's work is to ensure a cooperative and collaborative transfer of all design information; the organization and storage of all relevant design documents and as-built information; and facilitate the timely completion of the design work, so that the DB contract proceeds in a timely manner, without unduly holding up the DB contractors' progress.

The Transit and Rail Structural Discipline Lead is responsible for the following:

  • Manage the structural design aspects of complex transit and rail projects. Providing overall technical direction to structural design team and flagging cross-discipline issues that arise. Coordinate design activities and decisions with the DB Project Manager.

  • Collaborate with other DB Team leaders to ensure the critical design components and related submittal documents are properly prioritized and delivered;

  • Ensure that the Safety & Quality issues for both design and construction are understood and properly integrated into the design team's operations; coordinate audit activities of the Design Quality Assurance Manager and promptly address any issues that are identified;

  • Collaborate with DB Team members in risk management and ensure that risk mitigation measures are in place and are being followed. Work with the Project Manager and Project Sponsor to identify risks and develop risk mitigation measures;

  • Be knowledgeable on Project Control processes and procedures, and ensure accurate reporting of structural design progress as the work progresses throughout design and construction. Develop and manage metrics against the design budget for early detection of budget overruns. Understand quantity tracking, unit costs of labor and budgeted man hours, sheet counts and all relative metrics associated with managing a design effort from a budget standpoint. Understand Critical Path method (CPM) scheduling and be able to meet critical project milestones for deliverables. Be able to work with other DB Discipline leads and the DB Project Manager to mitigate the impact of design delays if they arise during the design process.

  • Drive innovation thoughts and ideas throughout the structural design staff. Motivate "Value Engineering" and group collaboration amongst structural engineers. Bring latest design innovations and technologies into the design.

  • Ensure that the structural design documents for testing, startup and commissioning are produced timely and in adequate detail;

  • Manage Changes to the contract scope as requested by either the Owner or DB Contractor in coordination with the DB Project Manager. Be able to identify what is contract scope, and what is a change, under the auspices of a Design Build contract. Be able to challenge / cajole / negotiate equitable changes to the design contract, as needed, to protect designer's financial position within the design build contract in coordination with the DB Project Manager.

  • Manage the "Design Services during Construction" phase of the contract. This requires making reductions to staff to critical minimal levels while being able to answer contractor RFI's and resolve all structural design issues which arise during construction.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university is required

  • Master's Degree in Engineering is preferable.

  • At least 15 years of experience in the field of Structural Engineering Design, and design management experience on at least two major Transit Design Build projects with a value over $500 million TIC. US citizenship preferred for projects in North America.

  • Professional Engineering license is required in a Major engineering discipline, with the ability to obtain specific state licensure as required by the specific opportunity.

  • The Transit and Rail Structural Discipline Lead must bring a thorough knowledge and expertise in working with large design teams; be able to timely integrate remote resources and diverse engineering staff into a single well-coordinated structural design package; have a good knowledge of contracts and risk avoidance and mitigation; knowledgeable of project controls and change processes.

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..

Note to Virginia Job Seekers: Jacobs ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact the Human Resources Director at our Arlington, VA office at 571-218-1000. Persons with hearing-and speech-impairments can contact Jacobs by using the Virginia Relay Service, a toll-free telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD). Call 711 for TTY/TDD.

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Structural Discipline Lead- Transit And Rail

Jacobs Engineering