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Bridge Engineer

Full-time | West Des Moines, IA

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As a Bridge Engineer with Shive-Hattery’s Transportation Team you will have the opportunity to grow your own career, lead bridge and civil structures projects and work directly with clients. 

You will make an impact with a fast-growing transportation practice with a variety of bridge design and other civil engineering-related projects including: 

  • Bridge and box culvert projects
  • Lake and dam spillways
  • Retaining walls and tunnels
  • Park structures
  • Water and wastewater treatment plant concrete tanks
  • Riverfront project

Day in the life of a Civil Engineer!


If you have a passion to make clients successful, create thoughtfully designed public improvements and have these educational and professional experience, apply now: 

  • 4+ years of experience in structural engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, structural engineering or related field
  • Professional engineer license in Iowa or the ability to obtain license within 12 months
  • Experience with Iowa DOT projects is a plus
  • Experience leading project teams and interfacing with clients is desired
  • Experience with OpenBridge Modeler, OpenRoads Designer, Microstation and other bridge design software is a plus

Day in the life of a Structural Engineer!

“Working on this major structural and roadway project with the talented multi-discipline Shive-Hattery team, as well as the bridge consultants and Iowa and Illinois DOTs has been rewarding at many levels.  Seeing the bridge being built and then used by pedestrians and motorists has been an ongoing example of the impacts that our work can have for the public good and what the addition of aesthetics and landscaping can add to a functional design. In essence, we are linking communities with innovative designs!”  Joe Appel Structural Engineer SE, PE, LEED AP

Why Shive-Hattery?

You will find the right balance at Shive-Hattery. A large pool of resources in a 500+ person design firm, with a small firm feel where you build personal connections with colleagues, partners and clients. Flourish as a professional with the freedom to chart your own course and make an impact – and design what matters to make the world a better place.


Shive-Hattery offers outstanding benefits and 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.