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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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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

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

Survey Crew Chief - Mason City

WHKS & Co. has an exciting new opportunity for a Survey Crew Chief. This is a fulltime position with approximately 70% of the role requiring the performance of field surveying.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Performance of topographic, boundary, ALTA/ACSM, and construction surveys
  • Performance of survey computations
  • Operation of survey equipment utilizing GPS, Total Station, and leveling instruments

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in survey
  • A valid and unrestricted driver’s license

Transportation Engineer - Springfield

Our Springfield office is growing and now has an opening for a professional engineer with transportation design experience in the Illinois market. This is a great opportunity for the right person looking to apply and expand their expertise in the design of transportation and transportation related projects. The successful candidate will effectively collaborate with other design professionals and clients throughout the design process. Position reports to the Transportation Team Leader.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Roadway layout and design of streets and highways for state, county and municipal roadways.
  • Analysis and design of rural and urban roadway drainage systems.
  • Performing quantity calculations, geometric calculations, grading plans, utility layouts, and developing 3-D models using GEOPAK.
  • Oversight of CADD technicians to ensure work is done properly and accurately.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering
  • EI required or ability to take FE exam within 6 months of hire
  • 2 to 5+ years of experience on transportation projects
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively and confidently with clients, contractors, and peers
  • Experience with Microstation a plus
  • Knowledge of Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) specifications and procedures is a plus

Water Resources Engineer - Ames

WHKS has an opportunity for a Water Resources Engineer to use their knowledge and skills in the design and management of environmental projects in Iowa 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:

>Analysis and development of technically complex hydrologic and hydraulic computer models

  • Designing stormwater detention/retention systems
  • Designing stormwater best management practices for water quality purposes
  • Evaluation of proposed modifications to existing water control structures
  • Plan and specification preparation and review
  • Preparation of reports, letters, and technical memos
  • Preparation of permit applications, including 404 permitting and Iowa DNR floodplain permitting
  • Participation in meetings with consultants, other governmental agencies, and the public

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in civil or agricultural engineering
  • Ability to work with others as well as independently
  • Strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Minimum of four years of professional experience in water resources engineering or related field
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in Iowa, or ability to obtain within 6 months
  • Proficient in the use of ArcMap (GIS) or AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Experience

  • Ability to perform floodplain mapping
  • 2D hydraulic modeling experience
  • An understanding of Iowa drainage rules and regulations
  • Design of agricultural BMPs related to storm water and water quality
  • Open channel and pressure pipe network modeling
  • Experience with wetland regulation and wetland banking

Water Resources Engineer - Mason City

WHKS has an opportunity for a Water Resources Engineer to use their knowledge and skills in the design and management of environmental projects in Iowa 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:

  • Analysis and development of technically complex hydrologic and hydraulic computer models
  • Designing stormwater detention/retention systems
  • Designing stormwater best management practices for water quality purposes
  • Evaluation of proposed modifications to existing water control structures
  • Plan and specification preparation and review
  • Preparation of reports, letters, and technical memos
  • Preparation of permit applications, including 404 permitting and Iowa DNR floodplain permitting
  • Participation in meetings with consultants, other governmental agencies, and the public

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in civil or agricultural engineering
  • Ability to work with others as well as independently
  • Strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Minimum of four years of professional experience in water resources engineering or related field
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in Iowa, or ability to obtain within 6 months
  • Proficient in the use of ArcMap (GIS) or AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Experience

  • Ability to perform floodplain mapping
  • 2D hydraulic modeling experience
  • An understanding of Iowa drainage rules and regulations
  • Design of agricultural BMPs related to storm water and water quality
  • Open channel and pressure pipe network modeling
  • Experience with wetland regulation and wetland banking

Entry Level Water Resources Engineer - Rochester

WHKS has an opportunity for an Entry Level Water Resources Engineer to use their knowledge and skills in the design of environmental 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:

  • Analysis and development of technically complex hydrologic and hydraulic computer models
  • Designing stormwater detention/retention systems
  • Designing stormwater best management practices for water quality purposes
  • Evaluation of proposed modifications to existing water control structures
  • Plan and specification preparation and review
  • Preparation of reports, letters, and technical memos
  • Preparation of permit applications, including 404 permitting and Iowa DNR floodplain permitting
  • Participation in meetings with consultants, other governmental agencies, and the public
  • Coordinate with engineers and technicians on a variety of challenging engineering tasks in a collaborative team environment

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in civil or agricultural engineering
  • 0 – 5 years of experience
  • EI is required or willing to take FE exam within 6 months
  • Strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Proficient in the use of ArcMap (GIS) or AutoCAD Civil 3D

Preferred Experience

  • Ability to perform floodplain mapping
  • 2D hydraulic modeling experience
  • An understanding of Iowa drainage rules and regulations
  • Design of agricultural BMPs related to storm water and water quality
  • Open channel and pressure pipe network modeling
  • Experience with wetland regulation and wetland banking

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 with benefits 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 the civil engineering field. WHKS offers excellent compensation and benefits, as well as work schedule flexibility.

Responsibilities Include:

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

Qualifications:

  • 0 to 5+ years of experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated math skills
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Previous field survey and GPS experience is a plus.

Structural Engineer - Springfield

WHKS is seeking a design engineer to use their knowledge and skills in the design of structural and related civil engineering projects in Illinois 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 TS&L plans, Bridge Condition Reports, construction plans, specifications and cost estimates for transportation related projects.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with WHKS staff to solve challenging engineering tasks.

Qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering is preferred
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering is required
  • Candidates must have passed the FE exam or have the ability to take the exam within 6 months
  • 1-4 years of experience in related field
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Excellent computer and communication skills are required
  • Experience with Microstation, Excel, MathCad, STAAD or MDX would be an advantage

Transportation Engineer - Springfield

WHKS has a great opportunity available for a professional engineer with transportation design experience in the Illinois market.  This is a great opportunity for the right person looking to apply and expand their expertise in the design of transportation and transportation related projects.  The successful candidate will effectively collaborate with other design professionals and clients throughout the design process. 

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.  WHKS offers excellent compensation and benefits, as well as work schedule flexibility.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Roadway layout and design of streets and highways for state, county and municipal roadways.
  • Analysis and design of rural and urban roadway drainage systems.
  • Performing quantity calculations, geometric calculations, grading plans, utility layouts and developing 2D and 3D models using MicroStation and OpenRoads.
  • Oversight of CADD technicians to ensure work is done properly and accurately.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering
  • Candidates must have passed the FE exam or have the ability to take the exam within 6 months
  • 1-4 years of experience on transportation projects
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively and confidently with clients, contractors and peers
  • Experience with Microstation, Geopak or OpenRoads
  • Knowledge of Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) specifications and procedures is a plus

Water Resources Engineer - Springfield

WHKS has a great opportunity available for a Water Resources Engineer with experience in hydraulics, hydrology, roadway drainage, water conveyance and/or water distribution.  This is a great opportunity for the right person looking to apply and expand their design expertise on transportation, municipal, site improvement and other civil engineering projects.  The successful candidate will effectively collaborate with other design professionals and clients throughout the design process. 

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.  WHKS offers excellent compensation and benefits, as well as work schedule flexibility.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Analysis and design of rural and urban roadway storm water drainage systems, including open and closed drainage systems, pump stations, erosion and sediment control, detention and retention, irrigations systems and water treatment systems.
  • Preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates for transportation drainage and storm water management projects.
  • Oversight of CADD technicians to ensure work is done properly and accurately.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering
  • EI required or ability to take FE exam within 6 months of hire
  • 2+ years of experience in related field
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively and confidently with clients, contractors, and peers
  • Experience with hydrologic modeling software such as XPSWMM, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS a plus
  • Knowledge of Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) specifications and procedures is also a plus

WHKS & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.