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Project Engineer - FYRA Engineering

FYRA Engineering is a growing water resources consulting firm with expertise in watershed, stormwater, and floodplain management; lake and water quality improvement; river and stream restoration; dam rehabilitation and design, and levee design and certification. We are seeking a Project Engineer with a minimum of five years of experience to join our Des Moines, Iowa or Omaha, Nebraska locations. Preference will be given to Professional Civil or Environmental Engineers already licensed in Iowa and/or Nebraska. We provide a fast-paced and growth-oriented company culture, a casual and comfortable office and work environment, and close collaboration across diverse project teams that include immediate and frequent access to company leadership. We also offer a competitive total compensation and benefits package that includes performance incentives and career development and leadership opportunities. 


This position will be a key team member in the execution of a variety of water resources projects. Responsibilities may include data collection/analysis, hydrologic, hydraulic, and water quality modeling, design of stormwater best management practices, stream restoration and stabilization, lake and reservoir planning and restoration, levee improvement projects, and more. The Project Engineer is expected to play a lead role in the development of plans/reports, conceptual designs, and construction plans and specifications. Field work may include site investigations, data collection, water sampling/monitoring, surveying, and construction observation. The split between office and field work will vary with company workload and project schedules. Ideally applicants will be team-oriented, communicate well with colleagues and clients, and have experience with development of water resource project design plans and specifications. Applicants should have a general understanding of consulting engineering, including project budgets, schedules, and deliverables. Depending on interests and experience, the position may offer opportunities to assist with the preparation of project proposals and to develop client relationships and business development opportunities.

Job Experience Requirements:

Prerequisites include a minimum of five years of experience and the ability to obtain a PE license in Iowa and/or Nebraska within six months of hire. Strong preference will be given to applicants with proficiency in AutoCAD/Civil 3D and/or MicroStation. Familiarity with one or more of the following software platforms is also desirable: ESRI ArcGIS, Global Mapper, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, SWMM, other hydrology/hydraulics models. Experience with technical specifications, construction oversight, and/or field surveying will also be viewed favorably.

Degree Requirements:

Bachelors of Science in engineering or equivalent from an accredited college or university. Water resources or environmental emphasis preferred.

Additional Requirements:

This position requires adequate written and oral skills in the English language, working knowledge of computers, and familiarity with relevant software. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and car insurance; occasional use of personal vehicles may be required.

Travel: None _____ Up to 25% __x___ Up to 50% _____ Up to 75% _____ Up to 100%_____

How to Apply: Send inquiries and application materials to:

Charles Ikenberry, P.E., Ph.D.
100 Court Avenue, Suite 202 | Des Moines, IA  50309

Direct: 515-444-5394

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Civil Engineer II - City of Ankeny

The City of Ankeny is seeking applicants for the full time position of Civil Engineer II, which will report to the Public Works Engineering Manager within the Public Works Department. 

Type:  Full Time

Salary/Pay Rate: The full salary range is $78,030 – $104,717 with a starting range of $78,030 - $90,330 depending on experience, plus excellent benefits. Pre-employment drug screen and background check required. 

Deadline to apply is February 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM. Interested applicants should apply online and provide a cover letter, resume, a copy of Professional Engineer certificate, and a document containing answers to all of the supplemental questions.


  • Prepares, reviews, and approves designs, plans, specifications, engineering reports, and cost estimates for public infrastructure projects including street and utility improvements. Reviews the street paving, water mains, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, sidewalks / trails, storm water detention, grading, and erosion control measures for compliance with SUDAS and City of Ankeny standards and codes.
  • Manages consultant-designed capital improvement projects and acts as the City's point of contact during the design and construction phases. Coordinates decisions with the consultant and applicable City staff across departments. Attends weekly construction meetings on the City's behalf.
  • Leads the in-house engineering design and preparation of construction documents for capital improvement projects including plans, specifications, cost estimates, and bidding documents, and conducting project information meetings.
  • Assists with the preparation of the City's annual Capital Improvement Program (CIP), including developing public improvement concepts, generating conceptual cost estimates, determining annual operating and maintenance costs, and formulating the five-year CIP document.
  • Performs construction administration on in-house designed public improvement projects, including leading preconstruction meetings, preparing payment applications, reviewing change orders, and overseeing project closeout.
  • Supervises the Engineering Technicians when they complete construction observation and testing of construction materials for in-house designed public improvement projects.
  • Leads the advertising, interviewing, and hiring of the Engineering Division's annual Civil Engineering Intern summer position and supervises the intern's workload.
  • Responds to inquiries and concerns from residents, businesses, contractors, and consultants regarding public infrastructure improvements, completes on-site investigations, and acts as the City's representative.
  • Maintains records and plans for public improvement projects for sanitary sewers, storm sewers, streets, sidewalks / trails, water systems, traffic control facilities, and related public works projects.
  • Assists with the work activities for the City's GIS database management, including data collection, data input, and mapping.
  • Assists with traffic engineering studies including traffic counts, speed studies, and accident research.
  • Assists with completing special projects, studies, and engineering reports including storm water routing, sanitary sewer and water capacity analysis, and pavement determinations.


Knowledge of modern principles and practices of public works, civil engineering, and municipal utilities operations and maintenance; knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D software (or equivalent) and ArcReader GIS software (or equivalent); ability to coordinate and supervise the activities of engineering division personnel; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to communicate and cooperate with officials, co-workers, consulting engineers, contractors, and the general public.


Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and possession of a Professional Civil Engineer license issued by the State of Iowa or equivalent from another state. If licensed in another state, must obtain a State of Iowa license within one (1) year of start date. A minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible work experience in civil engineering including field and office experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Shall possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued by the State of Iowa. 

How to Apply: Applications may be filed online at:, Position # 00269

                                                         An Equal Opportunity Employer


Structural Design Engineer - Sebern Structural Services

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