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Structural Engineer

Full-time | West Des Moines, IA

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Shive-Hattery’s West Des Moines office has an immediate opportunity for a Structural Engineer with 5 to 10 years of experience in the design and leadership of structural engineering projects.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Work in a team setting, collaborating with other disciplines to perform the design and construction administration services for education, civic, healthcare, and commercial projects of all sizes.  This is a building design-focused position, including design of new construction and renovations.  However, industrial-related projects may also be included.
  • Lead the structural design portion of projects, make design recommendations and decisions, and oversee the completion and quality of construction drawings, specifications, reports, and other project documentation.  Collaborate with senior engineers as needed for overall direction and problem-solving.
  • Provide direction to less experienced engineers and designers assisting with project work, or willingness and ability to develop this capability
  • Mentor and teach other team members as your experience grows
  • Establish and manage structural scope, schedule, and budget, or willingness and ability to develop this capability
  • Visit project sites and provide technical assistance to help resolve construction issues


  • Professional Engineer licensure in Iowa or the ability for immediate licensure in Iowa
  • 5-10 years of structural engineering experience in the design, modification, and evaluation of building and non-building structures in a variety of project types
  • Structural design experience with steel, concrete, and masonry; experience with wood design is a plus
  • Experience using Revit, structural engineering design software, and Microsoft Office
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively, which includes planning, organizing, and prioritizing work; capable of working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Able to drive and have access to an automobile, climb ladders and work off of elevated platforms and open grating, and wear personal protective equipment required for specific clients and sites

Why Shive-Hattery?

Shive-Hattery strives to provide outstanding client service and provide rewarding careers to our employees. Our learning and teaching culture is based on collaboration; you must be willing to mentor and teach other employees while continuing to develop your skills to grow professionally at Shive-Hattery. 

Shive-Hattery offers outstanding benefits and 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.