Market & Location(s)

Civil Engineering & Water Resources

Des Moines preferred; open to Denver, Iowa City, Omaha or St Louis 

A day in the life of an RDG Civil Engineer isn't like a typical day in the life of any other civil engineer. That's because we aren’t your typical engineering firm — we're a diverse group of individuals united in our pursuit to create meaning together. And we're searching for a mid-level engineer to join our water resources team.

As an RDG Water Resources Engineer, you'll have the opportunity to work closely with experienced professionals who've had a direct hand in writing and updating local design standards. In this role, you'll focus on a variety of project types, including work for our College & University, Healthcare and Parks & Open Space Markets, and projects related to urban infrastructure and development. Along the way, you'll hone your skills and contribute to work that enhances communities across the country.

Ready to have a not-so-typical career? Let's pull on some waders and get our hands dirty.

Essential Job Functions

  • Civil engineering site design (utilities, paving, grading)

  • Watershed planning and analysis

  • Planning and designing stormwater management practices

  • Stream condition evaluation and restoration

  • Recreational and water trail planning and design

  • Design calculation support

  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD)

  • Project management, oversight and quality control

  • Enhance communities through stormwater enhancements, recreational areas, flood reduction, water quality improvements

  • Be outdoors for field assessments, site visits and other evaluations.

Skills & Strengths

  • Organized and detail-oriented

  • Ingenuity and creativity

  • Able to stay on task and supervise others’ work

  • Ability to teach skills and pass on knowledge

  • Ability to work within multi-disciplinary teams

  • Communication skills (writing, verbal and slide presentations)

  • Expertise with hydraulic and hydrologic computational methods

  • Experience with design drawings and specifications

  • Proficient in AutoCAD (Civil3D preferred) and Microsoft Office

  • Experience with hydrologic modeling software

  • Experience with ArcGIS and/or ArcMap software systems (preferred)

  • Expertise with Iowa Stormwater Management Manual or similar design standards (preferred)

  • Expertise with Iowa SUDAS Design Manual or other similar design standards (preferred)

  • Experience with Bluebeam Revu or other PDF modification software (optional)

  • Familiarity with Microstation or Revit (optional)

Education & Experience

  • BSE in Civil, Environmental or Agricultural Engineering (or a related engineering field)

  • 5-12 years direct experience

  • Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

  • Intends to pursue, or has obtained, licensure as a Professional Engineer in any state

  • Has obtained or is interested in pursuing Iowa River Restoration Toolbox Training certifications

Electronic cover letter, resume and portfolio submission only: APPLY ONLINE

RDG is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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