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Jacobs Construction Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

Your Impact:

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

As a Construction Engineer, you’ll join our collaborative team providing our clients with award-winning engineering, construction management, and design-build project delivery. We are looking for a construction engineer with a background in highway, roadway and bridge construction. Responsibilities of this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Reports to and is responsible for supporting the Resident Engineer

  • Perform daily inspections to verify that the Contractor work is being completed in accordance with the contract documents

  • Prepare daily construction reports that identify the contractor workforce, equipment, and activities, site visitors, and includes daily progress photos

  • Prepare regular status reports and maintain current and accurate record drawings.

  • Keep Resident Engineer (RE) informed of the Contractor’s progress and activities.

  • Review contractor QC documentation and checklists

  • Review contract plans, specifications, submittals, and material information

  • Report and document any field conditions that deviate from the Contract

In this role, you'll communicate with all members of the Jacobs team, client, and contractor and work together to mitigate or eliminate project risks. You’ll be accountable for interacting with our construction sites, clients, and management to support the project team. Your keen ability to communicate effectively and maintain organized documentation records will be key to tackling project challenges. You’ll be surrounded by expert mentorship opportunities to help you thrive in your career.

Bring your curiosity, technical skill and desire to grow. Working together, we’ll help you design your career and pursue what fulfills you so that we can make impacts on the future – big and small, global and local.  

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in highway, roadway, bridge and/or transit construction engineering and inspection services

  • Ability to drive/commute to and from project locations in the greater Chicago area

  • Experience on Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (ISTHA), Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), and/or Cook County Department of Transportation & Highways projects

  • Training and experience using the IDOT Construction Materials Management System (CMMS)

  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications, including Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook

  • Excellent organizational and written and verbal communication skills

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Current IDOT Documentation of Contract Quantities certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering, Construction Management or related discipline

  • Engineer in Training-EIT certification, Professional Engineer (PE) license, or Certified Construction Manager (CCM)

  • Proficiency with eBuilder and Bluebeam

  • Working knowledge of MicroStation, AutoCAD, P6 or Microsoft Project

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.