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Senior Project Engineer

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

(Hybrid Position)

JBCI is seeking a Senior Project Engineer to join our growing engineering team. The ideal candidate will have a general understanding of structural and/or architectural engineering principles and an interest in repair or restoration of existing structures.  The position requires the ability to perform field surveys at height; excellent writing skills; working knowledge of AutoCAD, and the ability to work in a fast-paced and exciting consulting environment. The position is hybrid and based in JBCI’s Philadelphia office with travel in the PA/NJ/DE area required.

Joseph B. Callaghan, Inc., established in 1967, is a consulting engineering firm serving institutions, corporations, government agencies, building owners, facility managers, legal, and other design professionals. We are committed to providing innovative solutions to Clients at every stage of the structure’s life, from the design of new construction to rehabilitating existing facilities. What sets us apart are our established relationships, reliability and responsiveness to our Clients. Our areas of expertise include:

Building Envelopes

Facade Assessment & Repair

Structural Engineering Design & Evaluation

Roofing and Waterproofing Assessment & Design

Parking Garage Restorations

Water Infiltration Investigations

Forensic Engineering

Mechanical Dunnage Steel Design, Assessment, & Repair

Drone Assessment

Infrared Thermography Investigations

Historic Restoration

Balcony Assessment & Repair

Qualified candidates must be willing to embrace our firm’s basic core values: adaptability, collaboration, accountability, respect, responsiveness, and being welcoming to all




Position Job Title: Senior Project Engineer

Position Type/Classification: Full-Time / Exempt

Reporting To: Project/Sr. Project Manager


The Senior Project Engineer will be assigned and assist with a variety of projects under the direct supervision of an experienced professional engineer. The Senior Project Engineer will also coordinate and monitor projects from initial conception to completion.

All work will be performed under the supervision of a licensed Professional Engineer.


Essential Functions:

Develop contract drawings using AutoCAD.

Develop project specifications.

Proficient in engineering analysis and design by hand and utilizing available software
with minimal supervision.

Perform field investigations and research to collect data; develop conclusions and
present to Project Managers and supervisors.

Write technical reports, field reports, and meeting minutes.

Make site visits to observe and document in-situ conditions and construction activity.

Interface directly with clients and contractors.

Direct interaction with Clients and Contractors.

Review Contractor RFIs, Application for Payments and Change Orders.

Develop probable construction costs.

Other duties as assigned.


Responsibilities Include:

Work closely with Project Managers and Principals to understand and refine skills
required to manage projects independently.

Accept training from senior staff, safety professionals, and industry experts.

Complete safety trainings chosen by the company.

Assist senior staff with preparation of technical reports and specifications

Work at height via fixed and suspended scaffolding, articulating boom lift, and other
access equipment. scaffolding with training

Attend company-wide and team meetings.

Attend project design and construction meetings.

Make site visits to observe in-situ conditions and construction progress.

Complete small-to-medium projects with minimal supervision.



Up to 50% of local travel during normal work hours expected for the position. Occasional overnight travel required.



Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Architectural Engineering (or a related field to be reviewed by the hiring committee) from an ABET accredited college or university.

2+ years’ relevant experience

Engineering in Training certification.


Preferred Education and Experience:

Experience with building or façade restoration, or in forensic engineering.

Master of Science in Civil or Architectural Engineering

3+ years related experience

Strong Interest in Structural and Façade Engineering.

Active involvement in relevant industry associations.



JBCI’s benefits package is beyond competitive.

Fully Paid Employee Medical Coverage (50% Company Contribution for Dependents)

Fully Paid Employee Dental Coverage

Fully Paid Employee Vision Insurance

Company Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance

Company Paid Life Insurance Benefits

Company Sponsored Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical & Dependent Care Available)

Maternity/Paternity Leave

10 Paid Holidays Per Calendar Year

Work/Life Balance & Generous Paid Time Off Benefits

Employer Matched 401k & Company Discretionary Profit-Sharing Contributions

Company Paid Certification/Licensure/Professional Organization Benefits

Reimbursed Conference Travel

Educational Assistance Program ($7,500 per year for graduate level coursework)

Company Sponsored Voluntary Supplemental Benefit Options Available

Social and team building outings throughout the year as well as management training

Office refreshments

Flexible Work Hours


Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid

Work Remotely: Partial


If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a cover letter and resume to with salary requirements.