Employment

Engineers

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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Other Immediate Openings:

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

 

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Entry Level Structural Engineer – Mason City

WHKS is seeking a design engineer to use their knowledge and skills in the design of structural and related civil engineering projects in Iowa and surrounding states. This is a great opportunity to join a flexible, supportive, and collaborative workplace that seeks to develop and utilize the strengths of each individual. WHKS offers excellent compensation and benefits, as well as work schedule flexibility.
 
Responsibilities Include:

  • Analyze and design various types of transportation related structures including bridges, box culverts, and retaining walls
  • Prepare construction plans and contract documents as well as perform the observation of those under construction
  • Perform other design-related tasks, such as cost estimates, quantity calculations, and geometric calculations
  • Coordinate and collaborate with WHKS staff to solve challenging engineering tasks

 
Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering
  • EI is required or willing to take FE exam within 6 months
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Excellent computer and communication skills are required
  • Experience with Microstation, GEOPAK, Excel, MathCad, RCPier, STAAD or MDX would be an advantage

 

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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

 
Qualifications:

  • 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

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Entry Level Water/Wastewater Engineer - Rochester

WHKS has an opportunity for an Entry Level Water/Wastewater Engineer to use their knowledge and skills in the design 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:

  • Complete modeling and design of wastewater treatment and collection, and water treatment and distribution systems
  • Prepare engineering plans, plan specifications and other contract documents for the design of water/wastewater systems including distribution and collection mains, lift stations, siphons, and treatment facilities
  • Prepare design calculations and technical reports
  • Research issues related to wastewater that impact individual projects
  • Observe construction projects related to collection, distribution, and treatment systems
  • Coordinate and collaborate with WHKS staff to solve challenging engineering tasks

 
Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering
  • 2 – 5 years of experience in water/wastewater systems design
  • EI is required or willing to take FE exam within 6 months
  • Valid driver’s license

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

  • Experience or education in hydraulics and fluid mechanics
  • Experience or education in chemistry and process design for water and/or wastewater treatment facilities
  • Experience in field work and/or construction observation
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • SewerGems or InfoSWMM modeling
  • Autocad mechanical drafting, Autocad Civil 3D or Microstation

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Entry Level Municipal Engineer - Rochester

A great opportunity is available for the right person with interest in municipal design. The candidate will use their knowledge and skill in the design of municipal, transportation, and other infrastructure type projects. As part of our growing Municipal team, the successful candidate will effectively collaborate with other design professionals throughout the design process. This is a great opportunity to join a flexible, supportive, and collaborative workplace that seeks to develop and utilize the strengths of each individual. WHKS offers excellent compensation and benefits, as well as work schedule flexibility.
 
Responsibilities Include:

  • Municipal utility and roadway design, site design, quantity estimates, and other engineering support functions
  • Coordinate with engineers and technicians on a variety of challenging engineering tasks in a collaborative team environment

 
Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering
  • EI required or ability to take FE exam within 6 months of hire
  • 0 – 5 years of experience in Municipal design
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Excellent computer and communication skills are required
  • Experience with Autocad Civil 3D or Microstation would be an advantage

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WHKS & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.