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Engineer In Training, Structural, Iowa

Kirkham Michael Urbandale, IA

Engineer In Training, Structural, 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

Are you getting ready to graduate college or recently graduated but still looking for the perfect fit? Are you interested in a company that promotes career advancements and provides excellent benefits? Do you have a passion for bridges (transportation) and want to grow your knowledge in a team building environment? If so, you should start your civil engineering career with Kirkham Michael!  You will work under the direction of a senior team member and receive specific instruction for required tasks and project components. The ideal team member is a driven individual focused on building a career with our team with professional presence, solid decision-making, planning, and organizational skills.  This is an opportunity to really challenge your critical thinking with a significant opportunity for career growth!


Essential Functions

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

  • Assist as a team member on routine and fractural critical bridge inspections.
  • Assist with instrumentation on bridges that require load testing.
  • Develops broad knowledge and skills in a specific practice area.  
  • Evaluates, selects, and applies standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to perform a task or sequence of tasks for conventional projects with few complex features. 
  • Collaboratively uses judgment to determine adaptations in methods for non-routine aspects of assignments. 
  • Works on small projects or portions of larger projects.  
  • Understands and provides input to quality program.   
  • Performs moderate design tasks.  
  • Prepares portions of project documents, edits specifications.  
  • Performs research and investigations.
  • Receives instruction on specific objectives.  
  • Receives direction on unconventional and/or complex problems, and possible solutions.  
  • Receives a thorough review of completed work for application of sound professional judgment.
  • Possesses effective oral and written communication skills.  
  • Assists with client, customer, or official contacts and communication pertaining to specific assignments or meetings.
  • Engaged in life-long learning to maintain knowledge of contemporary issues.  
  • Strong technical/qualitative writing ability.
  • Strong sense of urgency and self-initiative to meet client deadlines.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of civil engineering to construction projects.
  • High level of energy; great at problem solving.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Attend CSM Assignments.
  • Member of and actively participates in professional practice organization, member of local program or committee.
  • Involved in outreach activities with community service organizations.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Assigns tasks to and coordinates work with entry-level engineers, technicians, or administrative staff.  Assists in determining schedule and budget requirements.


Work Environment

  • Mix of office environment and outdoor


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

  • The travel expectation for this role will be up to 25%.

Required Education and Experience

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program. 
  • Engineer in Training, Engineering Intern (within 3 months of date of hire)
  • 0-3 years of experience required


Preferred Education and Experience

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

  • Master’s degree not required, but preferred. 
  • Experience or knowledge of DOT Standard Plans and Specifications 
  • Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges (FHWA-NHI-130055)


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 with match, 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 1144
Located In Urbandale, IA
Job Type Full-time Employee
Shift Custom
SOC Category 17-2051.00 Civil Engineers
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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