Civil Engineer – Rochester, Minnesota

Civil Engineer – Rochester, Minnesota

WHKS has a great opportunity available for a Civil Engineer with 5+ years of experience who is interested in working with a wide variety of challenging engineering projects in both the office and the field.  The candidate will use their knowledge and expertise in the design and management of municipal, transportation, and other infrastructure type projects.  Work will include municipal utility and roadway design, site design, quantity estimates, and other engineering support functions.

WHKS strives to provide a flexible, supportive, and collaborative workplace where individuals can utilize and develop their strengths and pursue their interests in Civil Engineering.  WHKS offers excellent compensation and benefits, as well as work schedule flexibility.

Responsibilities include:

  • Municipal utility and roadway design, site design, quantity estimates, and other engineering support functions
  • Coordinate with engineers and technicians on a variety of challenging engineering tasks in a collaborative team environment
  • Perform Project Management to include effective communication with clients to develop strong relationships, review project needs, and secure contracts
  • Design and prepare roadway construction drawings, typical/cross sections, erosion and sediment control plans, maintenance and protection of traffic plans, storm water management, drainage design, signing and pavement marking plans, and right-of-way (ROW) plans
  • Perform other design-related tasks, such as quantity calculations, geometric calculations, roadway layout, grading plans, utility layouts, and subdivision layout
  • Develop 3-D models using GEOPAK or Civil 3D
  • Provide oversight of CADD technicians to ensure work is done properly and accurately
  • Perform construction observation which may include:
    • Physically performing field-required concrete or asphalt testing
    • Preparing and documenting material reports, test results and material sources
    • Maintaining daily logs of inspections and reviewing any discrepancies with the appropriate parties
    • Preparing and reviewing pay reports


  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering
  • Minnesota P.E. or ability to obtain within 6 months
  • 5+ years of experience in Municipal or Transportation design
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must have the ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks at a time
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively and confidently with clients, contractors and peers
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Experience with Autocad Civil 3D and/or MicroStation