Market/Service & Location(s)

Civil Engineering & Water Resources

Des Moines preferred; open to Omaha

A day in the life of an RDG Water Resources Engineer isn't like a typical day in the life of any other water resources engineer. That's because RDG isn'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 an entry-level engineer to join our team. As an RDG Water Resources Engineer, this individual will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced professionals who have 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 RDG’s College and University, Healthcare and Parks and Recreation Markets, and projects related to urban infrastructure and development. Along the way, you'll develop skills and strategies that will not only help you work towards passing your PE exam but will also help enhance 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)

  • 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

  • Ability to work within multi-disciplinary teams

  • Communication skills (writing, verbal presentations

  • Knowledge of hydraulic and hydrologic computational methods

  • Basic understanding of design drawings and specifications

  • Familiarity with AutoCAD (Civil3D preferred) and Microsoft Office

  • Experience with hydrologic modeling software (preferred)

  • Familiarity with Microstation or Revit (optional)

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

  • Familiarity with Iowa Stormwater Management Manual or similar design standards (optional)

  • Familiarity with Iowa SUDAS Design Manual or other similar design standards (optional)

Education & Experience

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

  • 0-4 years of direct experience

  • Planning to take or has passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam

  • Intends to pursue licensure as a Professional Engineer

  • Interest 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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