Entry Level Civil Engineer – West Des Moines, Iowa

Entry Level Civil Engineer – West Des Moines, Iowa

WHKS is seeking an Entry Level Civil Engineer interested in working with a wide variety of challenging engineering projects in both the office and the field.  The candidate will work directly with licensed Civil and Senior Civil Engineers to develop knowledge and skill in the design of municipal, transportation, and other infrastructure projects.  Some construction observation work is expected allowing an entry level engineer to learn about construction of various types of projects.

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
  • 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

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering
  • EI or ability to take FE exam within 6 months
  • 0-5 years of experience in Municipal or Transportation design
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Excellent computer and communication skills
  • Experience with Autocad Civil 3D and/or MicroStation