Civil Engineer

Job ID 1936 Location Cedar Rapids, IA Job Type Full-Time Apply Now

As a Civil Engineer in our Cedar Rapids location you will design a variety of transportation and site related projects from roadway, trails, and traffic signals to grading, utilities, subdivisions. You will be part of a team of experienced and motivated engineers.  You have the opportunity to be a key member of our growing team while we serve our clients and grow your career.  We are seeking a candidate who has a passion to help make our clients successful, to design smart public and private improvements and to deliver quality work on schedule.

Responsibilities will include leading the design effort on transportation and site projects, being responsible for technical design decisions and producing high quality design plans. Project types may include urban and rural roadway, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, storm sewer design, drainage studies, traffic studies, other municipal projects, large-scale commercial and industrial developments, educational and even healthcare projects. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with architects and other engineering disciplines to design multi-faceted projects in a full-service Architecture & Engineering firm environment.


  • Working as a design leader in collaborative design teams
  • 4+ years of civil engineering experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field
  • Professional engineer license in Iowa or the ability to obtain with one within twelve months

Experience with the following is a plus:

  • Iowa DOT standards and procedures
  • SUDAS Design and Standards procedures
  • Transportation related design
  • Site design and land development
  • Municipal design and collaboration with cities or counties
  • Experienced knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Interest or experience in 3D visualization 
  • Use of specialized software for transportation, traffic, utility, and stormwater management design

About the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Area

The Iowa City-Cedar Rapids metro area is home to almost a half a million people and is consistently voted among the top places to live each year. Our community is teeming with vibrant energy from a diverse group of academics, medical professionals, and entrepreneurs. Whether you’re visiting the Ped Mall in downtown Iowa City or shopping in the NewBo district of Downtown Cedar Rapids, our area offers an assortment of locally owned restaurants, farmer’s markets, quirky shops, historical landmarks, breweries, and live entertainment venues. For the adventurous, the ICR Corridor boasts plenty of space to explore the great outdoors with a network of walking and bike trails, scenic lakes, and public parks that offer a variety of outdoor activities and recreation throughout the year.

About the Cedar Rapids Office

Located in the heart of Downtown Cedar Rapids and alongside the Cedar River, the city is full of life and also, uniquely, five seasons! Like all other cities in Iowa and beyond, we experience fall, winter, summer and spring, but our fifth season affords us the time and ability to enjoy all other seasons and thus life. We are often called The City of Five Seasons and you can find that this identity is deeply woven into the community of the City of Cedar Rapids.

The view from our newly renovated office in the historic Armstrong Building is vast and wide, allowing us clear viewings of the city and its famous sunsets. Locally owned coffee shops, restaurants, theatres, stores and nightlife hubs are sprinkled everywhere, both near and far, offering lots to do at anytime. We are accompanied by several Fortune 500 corporations in our area, including Collins Aerospace (formerly Rockwell Collins), Casey’s General Store and Principal Financial Group; it’s not all about big businesses here though.

There are many exciting amenities that thrive here including the outdoor McGrath AmphitheaterCedar Rapids Museum of Art, Orchestra Iowa, Newbo City Market, Kirkwood Culinary Kitchen, Veterans Memorial Stadium and The US Cellular Center. The streets and endless bikeways are buzzing with cyclists, especially during RAGBRAI (The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa). The list goes on with many outdoor recreational features, including the Indian Creek Nature Center, hiking and walking (over 100 miles of trails); numerous local, county, and state parks; boating and fishing opportunities; and access to exceptional golf courses, just to name a few.

Why Shive-Hattery?

Our learning and teaching culture is founded on collaboration. You will learn from and teach other employees while working across disciplines. You will grow your skills and continue your professional growth at Shive-Hattery.  

Shive-Hattery offers outstanding benefits, a sound compensation package.  

Shive-Hattery is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. For certain clients, we are required to conduct drug and/or alcohol testing on employees who perform work at the client site or on the client project.  Consequently, employees and/or applicants will be required to satisfactorily pass a drug and/or alcohol test prior to any such work assignment.

Future Consideration: Yes

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