WHKS & Co., founded in 1948, with a current staff of 75, seeks licensed Civil, Environmental and Structural Engineers and licensed Land Surveyors. Exciting career opportunities and competitive fringe benefits. Office locations: Mason City, Ames and Dubuque, IA; Rochester, MN; East Dubuque and Springfield, IL.


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Survey Technician – Rochester

A great opportunity is available for the right person looking to get out of the office and work in the field as a survey technician. The candidate will collaborate with other surveying and engineering professionals on various survey work throughout the state of Minnesota. This is a full time position and may include some overnight travel. This position requires strong communication skills, demonstrated math skills, and a valid driver’s license. Previous field survey and GPS experience is a plus.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Perform survey duties primarily in the field
  • Perform boundary and topographic surveys, platting, and construction staking for various private and public projects

Water/Wastewater Project Manager - Rochester

WHKS has an opportunity for a Water/Wastewater Project Manager to use their knowledge and skills in the design and management of water/wastewater projects in Minnesota and surrounding states. The successful candidate will be technically proficient, personable, and value a collaborative work environment focused on creating solutions for our clients and communities. WHKS offers excellent compensation and benefits, as well as work schedule flexibility.
Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee detailed studies, modeling and design of wastewater collection, water distribution and stormwater management systems and facilities
  • Oversee and prepare evaluation reports for water and wastewater treatment facilities
  • Prepare engineering plans, plan specifications and other contract documents for the design of water/wastewater systems
  • Manage multi-discipline projects involving survey, civil, geotechnical, electrical/ mechanical, and structural teams
  • Lead the production of design calculations and technical reports
  • Oversee the quality control and budget management of projects
  • Research issues related to wastewater that impact individual projects
  • Interact with governmental agencies for review and approval of projects
  • Effectively communicate with clients to develop strong relationships, review project needs, and secure contracts


  • A Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering
  • 8 – 15 years of experience in water/wastewater systems design
  • EI is required or willing to take FE exam within 6 months
  • Professional Engineer in Minnesota or ability to obtain Minnesota license within 6 months is preferred
  • Valid driver’s license

Desirable Qualifications (Successful candidate need not have all to apply):

  • Wastewater treatment and collection, and water treatment and distribution project management experience
  • Collection system field investigation and rehabilitation projects (I/I reduction) experience
  • Knowledge of options and challenges in Minnesota and surrounding states regarding nutrient reduction, effluent toxicity, and current drinking water treatment
  • Effective technical writing, public speaking, and public meeting skills
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • SewerGems or InfoSWMM modeling

Civil Engineering Technician - East Dubuque

WHKS is seeking an Engineering Technician interested in working with a wide variety of challenging engineering tasks in both the field and office. The candidate will work directly with licensed Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers assisting them in the design, development, and oversight of municipal, transportation, and other infrastructure projects. This is a full-time position and may include some overnight travel.

WHKS strives to provide a flexible, supportive, and collaborative workplace where individuals can utilize and develop their strengths and pursue their interests in Civil Engineering and Surveying. WHKS offers excellent compensation and benefits, as well as work schedule flexibility.
Responsibilities Include:

  • Field survey duties including: boundary and topographic surveys, platting, and construction staking for various private and public projects
  • Technical drafting (CAD) support for survey, municipal, transportation, and structural related projects
  • Perform construction observation which may include:
    • Physically performing field-required concrete or asphalt testing
    • Preparing and documenting material reports, test results and material sources
    • Assuring the quality of the contractor’s work
    • Maintaining daily logs of inspections and reviewing any discrepancies with the appropriate parties
    • Preparing and reviewing pay applications

Required Qualifications:

  • A working knowledge of engineering technology in the field of civil engineering/surveying
  • 0 – 5+ years of experience in Civil Engineering field
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Excellent computer and communication skills
  • Experience with Civil 3D and/or Microstation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology or a related field
  • Experience with Iowa DOT projects
  • Iowa DOT certifications
  • Previous field survey, GPS, and/or Trimble Business Center experience

WHKS & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.