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Current Job Openings:

Civil Engineer I - City of Des Moines

The City of Des Moines is accepting applications for Civil Engineer I.  Candidates need to have certificate in the State of Iowa as an Engineer-in-Training, with an Iowa Professional Engineer license preferred.  The position develops concepts, designs, plans and budgets for all types of civic projects undertaken by the City of Des Moines.  The position requires coordination with contractors, consulting engineers, surveyors, inspectors, utility representatives and other officials to gather and disseminate information and maintain records, assembles project information to create plans, specifications, and bidding documents for public improvement projects, and performs contract administration duties.

Please use the link below to view the detailed job announcement and to complete the online application by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

Engineering Technician - City of Marion

The City of Marion is now hiring for an Engineering Technician.  This is a technical position within the Engineering Department. Work involves technical engineering tasks associated with the planning, construction, and maintenance of public works.  Duties may include performing inspections of public works projects and/or repairs; computer assisted design engineering drawings, and operating survey instruments. Professional direction and supervision is received from the City Engineer. More information

Multiple Positions - Civil Design Advantage

Traffic Engineer

Civil Design Advantage (CDA) has an immediate need for Traffic Engineer.  This is a full-time position with benefits.  Responsibilities include the design and preparation of plans, specification and cost estimates for traffic engineering projects to control vehicular and pedestrian traffic.  Performs all phases of planning and design such as traffic signs, signals, and channelization and intersection layouts.  Prepares Traffic Studies to determine impact of proposed developments. Conducts accident studies and recommends measures for corrective action. Inspects and completes necessary documents for the installation of traffic signals and other traffic control devices.  Professional licensure in Iowa as a civil engineer is required.  Experience with AutoCAD and Civil3D is preferred.  Candidates should have the ability to work in a team environment. Contact Gary Reed at 515-369-4400 or [email protected] if interested.

Project Engineer

Civil Design Advantage, a progressive, multi-disciplined civil engineering firm, is seeking a project engineer for immediate hire.  Candidate will provide engineering services for civil design, plan/specification preparation and hydrology calculations.  Previous experience with site development engineering including paving, grading and drainage plans, storm sewer and sanitary sewer and due diligence studies for property development is desirable.  Civil Engineering graduate and engineering intern (EI) status required.  AutoCAD and Civil 3-D experience is desirable.  Contact Erin Ollendike at 515-369-4400 or [email protected] if interested.

Licensed Project Engineer

Civil Design Advantage (CDA) has an immediate need for a licensed project engineer.  This is a full-time position with benefits.  Responsibilities include civil design, plan/specification preparation, hydrology calculations, civil engineering support for CDA project managers and other general civil engineering support.  Professional licensure in Iowa as a civil engineer is required.   Experience with AutoCAD and Civil3D is preferred.  Candidates should have the ability to work in a team environment.  Contact Gary Reed at 515-369-4400 or [email protected] if interested.

City Engineer - City of Cedar Falls

The City of Cedar Falls is seeking a City Engineer to manage and oversee the programs and activities of the Engineering Division within the Community Development Department.  Duties include reviewing and approving plans, specifications and bids, coordinating infrastructure construction, public presentations and outreach on projects, directing inspection activities, and resolving highly sensitive issues with citizens, City officials, and other departments.  Position coordinates and manages assigned activities with other departments, divisions and outside agencies/organizations, boards/commissions, and the general public; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to and receives general direction from the Director of Community Development, and exercises direct supervision over professional and technical staff.


Ideal candidates will have the following successful management experiences to fulfill essential duties:  written and oral public communications; goal setting and  strategic planning, budgeting and financial planning; project management; staffing, training, supervision and related responsibilities; work plan review and monitoring; positive service delivery; strong interpersonal skills with the ability to provide sound solutions to sensitive and controversial issues and regulatory problems related to engineering and construction.    Position also includes: interpreting and advising City Council and Board members on applicable laws, codes, regulations and procedures and policies; attending, presenting to, and participating in City Council and board/commission meetings; researching, analyzing, and preparing written reports and presenting on comprehensive and long-range engineering matters.


Experience and education requirements include a minimum 4-5 years of increasingly responsible professional civil engineering experience including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.  Experience beyond the minimum is preferred. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or related field.  Position also requires the possession of (or ability to obtain) a valid Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer from the State of Iowa and a valid driver’s license. 


Salary range is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.  Post-offer pre-employment physical and drug screen may be required.   For consideration, submit a completed application (from Cedar Falls City Hall or ), resume, cover letter w/salary requirements, and State of Iowa engineering credentials to: City of Cedar Falls, Dep’t. of Finance & Business Operations, Attn: City Engineer, 220 Clay St., Cedar Falls, IA 50613.  Preferred deadline for application materials is May 12, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. but position will remain open until filled.


The City of Cedar Falls is an Equal Opportunity Employer.