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Staff / Project Engineer

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

(Hybrid Position)

JBCI is seeking a Staff/Project Engineer to join our growing engineering team. The ideal candidate will have a basic 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: Staff/Project Engineer

Position Type/Classification: Full-Time / Exempt

Reporting To: Project/Sr. Project Manager


The Project Engineer’s primary responsiblity is to support projects under the direction of Project Managers.  Duties include surveying, inspections, design, drafting, client relations, and construction administration services.

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


Essential Functions:

Develop contract drawings using AutoCAD.

Develop project specifications.

Perform engineering analysis and design by hand and utilizing available software

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.

Direct interaction with Client and Contractors.

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

Assist in other construction administration services.

Assist in quantity takeoffs and developing probable construction costs.

Other duties as assigned.


Responsibilities Include:

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.

Attend ocmpany wide and team meetings.

Attend project design and construction meetings

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

Complete small projects with minimal supervision



Up to 50% of local travel during normal work hours expected for the position. Very infrequent 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.

0-2+ years’ relevant experience

Engineering in Training certification.


Preferred Education and Experience:

Experience with building façade restoration, or in forensic engineering.

Structural Engineering emphasis in Bachelor’s degree program.

Relevant internship or co-op in related engineering or construction fields.

Strong interest in structural and facade engineering.

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.