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Senior Engineer, Municipal, Iowa

Kirkham Michael Urbandale, IA

Senior Engineer, Municipal, Iowa

Company Summary

Kirkham Michael is an award-winning multi-disciplined civil engineering firm dedicated to the success of our clients. We provide full-service engineering from concept to final design and construction engineering services.  Kirkham Michael provides integrated engineering and construction services to a wide variety of public and private clients. We are a dynamic firm focused on our clients’ success and we fulfill project and program needs from initial concept through implementation with innovative, yet practical solutions. We employ results-oriented professionals in offices throughout Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas.


Kirkham Michael continually invests in our people and their skills to maximize the value delivered to our clients.  Our engineering expertise, clear communications, and commitment to our clients’ success have been proven time and again on successful projects throughout the region.


Kirkham Michael is a growing company with great benefits. Join us today!


Job Summary/Objective

The ideal candidate is a driven individual interested in building an exciting career designing award-winning public and private infrastructure projects in the Des Moines, Iowa area.  We are looking for a project engineer with experience in civil engineering design and analysis, working with clients, engineers/architects, and design support staff.   Work on exciting transportation projects like roundabouts, diverging diamond interchanges, and displaced left turn intersections, while collaborating and learning with a great team of professionals.   Expect to work on multiple projects of moderate size or portions of major projects that will shape the future of Des Moines and the surrounding areas.    


Work on a wide-variety of projects with multiple clients. Don’t get pigeon-holed doing the same thing day and day out at a larger firm.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • May serve as Project Manager or Project Engineer on assigned projects. 
  • Works on a major project or several projects of moderate scope with complex features.  
  • Reviews and approves scopes, budgets, and schedules for assignments.  
  • Prepares proposals to provide professional services or obtain funding for engineering projects or programs. 
  • Receives supervision and guidance relating to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters.
  • Receives direction on unusual conditions and developments. 
  • Possesses advanced oral and written communication skills.   


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises all staff necessary to complete assignments.   


Work Environment

  • Office work.  Some field visits will be expected.


Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer, walking, standing, bending, ability to lift up to 50 lbs.


Travel Required

  • No travel expectation except meetings within the Des Moines metro area.

Required Education and Experience

Requirements that are job-related and consistent with business necessity.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited program. 
  • 8 years of experience required
  • Professional Engineering License 


Preferred Education and Experience

Preferences that are job-related and consistent with business necessity.

  • Engaged in life-long learning to maintain knowledge of contemporary issues.  
  • High level of energy; great at problem solving.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong technical/qualitative writing ability.
  • Strong sense of urgency and self-initiative to meet client deadlines.


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


We provide career growth opportunities and recognize and reward an individual's contributions, efforts, and teamwork. Kirkham Michael is a great place to work where you can achieve both your professional and personal goals. Kirkham Michael offers a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. We have an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), 401K plan, professional membership and tuition reimbursement program, an employee assistance program, and a flexible spending account. At Kirkham Michael, employees are rewarded based on performance.  You create your own destiny!


Kirkham Michael is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations

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Full-time Employee
Date Posted September 13, 2023
Date Closes October 28, 2023
Start Date March 6, 2023
Requisition 1143
Located In Urbandale, IA
Job Type Full-time Employee
Shift Custom
SOC Category 17-2199.00 Engineers, All Other
Zipcode 50322
Name Rose Hauge
Address 12700 West Dodge Road
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68154
Phone 402-255-3807

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement

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