Entry Level Structural Engineer – Ames, Iowa

Entry Level Structural Engineer – Ames, Iowa

WHKS is seeking a design engineer to use their knowledge and skills in the design of structural and related civil engineering projects in Iowa and surrounding states.  This is a great opportunity to join a flexible, supportive, and collaborative workplace that seeks to develop and utilize the strengths of each individual.  WHKS offers excellent compensation and benefits, as well as work schedule flexibility.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Analyze and design various types of transportation-related structures including bridges, box culverts, and retaining walls
  • Prepare construction plans and contract documents as well as perform the observation of projects under construction
  • Perform other design-related tasks, such as cost estimates, quantity calculations, and geometric calculations.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with WHKS staff to solve challenging engineering tasks


  • Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering is preferred
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering is required
  • EI is required or willing to take FE exam within 6 months
  • 0-5+ years of experience in related field
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Excellent computer and communication skills are required
  • Experience with Microstation, Excel, MathCad, RCPier, STAAD or MDX would be an advantage