Career Opportunity: Civil Engineer (Water Resources)

Do you enjoy determining the best way to manage stormwater on a build site? Do you speak Hydraflow, HydroCAD or TR-55? Have you seen the value of thoughtful watershed management plans in your community? Do you spend your days walking creeks in waders? Then you just must might be the water resource-based Civil Engineer our team is looking for!

RDG Planning & Design is looking to hire an organized individual with a knowledge of hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, a solid understanding of design drawings and specifications and the ability to multi-task and coordinate with clients for our Water Resources Team. This individual will contribute as an engineer on a variety of different types of project around the Midwest and across the nation.

Essential Job Functions

  • Watershed planning and analysis
  • Stormwater management and understanding of Best Management Practices
  • Stream Restoration and Stabilization
  • Permit Assistance
  • Quality Control

Skill Requirements

  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Coordination with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Report writing
  • Knowledge of hydraulic and hydrologic computational methods
  • Experience with design drawings and specifications
  • Proficient in AutoCAD (Civil3D preferred) and Microsoft Office


  • BSE in Civil, Environmental or Agricultural Engineering (or a related engineering field)
  • 2-10 years’ direct experience
  • Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
  • Intends to pursue, or has obtained, licensure as a Professional Engineer
  • Preferred experience with hydrologic modeling software and Bluebeam Revu
  • Familiarity with Iowa Stormwater Management Manual or similar design standards
  • Familiarity with Iowa SUDAS Design Manual or other similar design standards

Location: Des Moines, Iowa


Electronic resume and portfolio submission only: APPLY ONLINE

RDG is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.