Entry Level Water/Wastewater Engineer – Ames, Iowa

Entry Level Water/Wastewater Engineer – Ames, Iowa

WHKS has an opportunity for an Entry Level Water/Wastewater Engineer to use their knowledge and skills in the design of water/wastewater projects in Iowa and surrounding states.  The successful candidate will be technically proficient, personable, and value a collaborative work environment focused on creating solutions for our clients and communities.

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:

  • Perform modeling and design of wastewater treatment and collection, and water treatment, storage, and distribution systems
  • Prepare engineering plans, specifications, and other contract documents for the design of water/wastewater systems including distribution and collection mains, lift stations, siphons, and treatment facilities
  • Prepare design calculations and technical reports
  • Research issues related to wastewater that impact individual projects
  • Observe construction projects related to collection, distribution, storage, and treatment systems
  • Coordinate and collaborate with WHKS staff to solve challenging engineering tasks


  • A Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering
  • 0 – 5 years of experience in water/wastewater systems design
  • EI is required or willing to take FE exam within 6 months
  • Valid driver’s license

Desirable Qualifications (candidate need not have all to apply):

  • Experience or education in hydraulics and fluid mechanics
  • Experience or education in chemistry and process design for water and/or wastewater treatment facilities
  • Experience in field work and/or construction observation
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • SewerGEMS or InfoSWMM modeling
  • AutoCAD mechanical drafting, AutoCAD Civil 3D or MicroStation