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Structural Designer

Full-time | Iowa City, IA

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Shive-Hattery has an opening for an entry-level Structural Designer with 0+ years of experience. It is a great opportunity to work with many technologies from 3D laser scanning to virtual reality goggles (coordination/collaboration). Join a team that focuses on professional growth in a teaching and learning environment. The full-time assignment shall be located in our Iowa City, IA location. 


  • Have 0+ years of experience using Revit, preferably structures.
  • Have knowledge and/or desire to work in the Food, Pharma, and Manufacturing markets.
  • Focused with great attention to detail.
  • Computer literacy a must including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Self-motivated and eager to learn new things and adapt to changing markets and software updates.
  • Willing to collaborate with other team members and have good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively, which includes planning, organizing, and prioritizing work.
  • Experience with Revit importing/exporting with other modeling software (AutoCAD, Navisworks, etc.) and 3D scanning technology are not required but would be a plus.
  • Be willing to work some overtime.
  • Ability to drive and have access to an automobile.
  • Ability to travel with some limited overnights.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work off of elevated platforms and open grating.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment required for specific clients and sites.
  • Ability to pass drug screening tests and background screening, which are both required at most industrial sites.


  • Provide REVIT drawing production support of projects in the structural discipline and work well with structural engineers.
  • Shop drawing review, field data collection, and field data entry.
  • Work in a team environment and on multidiscipline projects.
  • Effectively handle multiple projects and multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to produce construction documents, including 3D model generation and detailing.

About the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Area:

  • The Iowa City-Cedar Rapids metro area is home to almost 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.

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. 

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.

Shive-Hattery offers a flexible work environment and supports balancing personal and professional responsibilities. We are an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, veteran status or genetic information.