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Jacobs Associates Principal Structural Engineer (Underground) in New York, New York

02-Dec-2021 to 31-Jan-2022 (MST)
New York, NY, USA
Full Time

Full Benefits Program consisting of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, FSA, EAP, 401(k), ESOP, and stock program, 9 Paid Holidays, PTO, and Wellness Reimbursement

McMillen Jacobs Associates is looking for a Principal Engineer with 20+ years of experience in Structural Engineering design to perform design and design management of large-scale public works underground infrastructure and transit projects.

The successful candidate will have a strong skillset and familiarity with common methods for structural analysis and design of structures using relevant codes and standards. Experience in project management, client relations, and business development required.


Provide a combination of business development, client relationship management and project delivery work.

Identify and pursue new project opportunities and growth-related initiatives in conjunction with Regional Managers, Office Managers and marketing professionals within McMillen Jacobs Associates.

Demonstrate confidence, business acumen, negotiations, interpersonal and communications skills required to maintain effective relationships with clients and represent McMillen Jacobs Associates in critical business dealings, relationships, and negotiations with suppliers and business partners.

Plan, direct and coordinate activities of project teams to ensure compliance with contract agreements and exercise cost control to implement the approved design within established budget restraints.

Provide technical guidance to lead and manage multi-disciplined engineering teams including junior/graduate engineers.

Provide mentoring to support junior engineers career development.

Initiate and review qualification and pricing proposals. Lead interviews and presentations in pursuit of new projects.

Establish and maintain relationships with senior client management and staff.

Lead the preparation of technical reports, engineering specifications, drawings and perform calculations in support of engineering activities.

Accountable for QA/QC on projects.


Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering is required; Master's degree in structural engineering preferred.

At least 20+ years experience in tunnel and/or underground structure planning, design and construction. Experience should include technical oversight of design teams, project management and client relationship management.

Professional Engineering (PE) license is required.

Experience and proven track record delivering a wide range of project types and sizes with public and private clients.

Experience working with governmental, local agencies and contractors.

Experience developing contract documents, plans, details and specifications.

Experience working with Contractors on large scale Design-Build construction projects a plus.

Strong verbal and written communication skills. Presentations at key industry related conferences and seminars.

Must be willing to travel for assignments as needed.


McMillen Jacobs Associates is a multi-disciplined firm, with self-performing design-build capability. We are experts in underground/tunneling and water resources projects and deploy this expertise to serve water, dams, energy, wastewater, transportation, aquaculture, federal, private, and regulatory clients using a wide range of delivery methods. For 75 years we have worked closely with our clients at every stage of a project assisting them with planning, permits, designs, project management, construction, and start-up.

We want our employees to make a career doing what they love to do. We encourage an entrepreneurial spirit and help our team members forge their own path within the company. We support their efforts to stay on the cutting edge of technology while fostering a great work-life balance. In addition to working hard, we also have fun. We socialize and celebrate achievements at summer picnics, holiday parties, and company outings.

Benefits: Full Benefits Program consisting of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, FSA, EAP, 401(k), ESOP, and stock program, 9 Paid Holidays, PTO, and Wellness Reimbursement

Pay Rate: DOE


If you feel that you would be right for this position, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application so that we can review your information. We look forward to meeting you!

No Recruiters, Please.

McMillen Jacobs Associates

McMillen Jacobs Associates is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and will make all employment related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.