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MSA Professional Services, Inc Project Engineer- Transportation in Ankeny, Iowa

MSA has an opportunity for a full time Project Engineer - Transportation. The position can be based in any of the following offices: Ankeny, IA; Bettendorf, IA; Cedar Rapids, IA; or Dubuque, IA. The location of this position, including a remote working option, is flexible based upon experience. As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to see, and contribute in, projects from start to finish. The various projects you'll be working on make a significant and positive impact on the communities you serve.

Who we are & how we help

As a full service, 100% employee-owned consulting firm, MSA is all about creating communities that thrive. We partner with clients to solve complex and multi-faceted challenges and improve the quality of infrastructure and neighborhoods. Our focus is to provide exceptional service that builds strong communities. Above all, MSA’s purpose is to enable people to positively impact the lives of others.

Our engineering professionals work alongside our architects, environmental scientists, funding experts, urban planners and surveyors to provide a full suite of professional services to our clients. From bike trails and interstate highways to drinking water and wastewater, we have supported municipal and private projects from start to finish since the 1930s.

We are collaborative, we are impactful, and together as owners-we make a difference.

The work you may do

  • Project management including project planning, scoping, budgeting and QA/QC

  • Client relations including virtual or applicable in person meetings with existing and new clients

  • Design of transportation infrastructure projects

  • Preparation of details, specifications, and bidding documents

  • Preparation of technical reports and regulatory permits for projects

  • Review and respond to proposals for projects with assistance from MSA team members

  • Assist with mentoring junior staff

What you bring

Skills & Knowledge / Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering required

  • 4+ years of mobility/transportation engineering experience is required (4-8 preferred)

  • PE license required (IA PE preferred)

  • IowaDOT project experience required

  • Previous client liaison and project management experience or a desire to step into that role is required

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills

  • Desire to work in a consulting environment

  • This position requires you to have authorization to work in the United States for any employer. We will not provide sponsorship for this position.

Personality & Cultural Fit:

  • Honesty & Integrity

  • Commitment to learning

  • Respect & care for employees

  • Openness

  • Client focused

  • Independent yet collaborative

  • Results oriented

  • Creative problem solver

  • Positive attitude

  • Cooperation / teamwork

  • Flexible

  • Dependable


We tried to narrow it down to just 5 reasons to work at MSA, but we couldn’t stop ourselves! All employees have the opportunity to enjoy the following perks.

  • Collaborative work environment

  • Opportunities to apply your skills and experiences with an established multi-disciplinary consulting firm

  • Support of over 350 close-knit professionals working towards the same common goal

  • Co-workers with a passion for what they do

  • Casual and flexible work environment

  • Competitive pay and perks

  • Work life integration – we know your career should accommodate your life style, not the other way around

  • Office summer outing, companywide competitions that benefits our community, coffee, and Friday breakfast (fuel up!), and more…

  • Internal & external training opportunities

Eligible employees will have the opportunity to enjoy the following benefits.

  • STEM outreach and volunteer opportunities

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage that start on your hire date (no waiting period!)

  • 17 days of PTO in just your first year (whoa!)

  • 8 paid holidays in a calendar year

  • Paid parental leave

  • 100% paid by company life insurance, long term disability and short term disability

  • ESOP that gives employees beneficial ownership stake in the company (we’re 100% employee owned!)

  • 401k plan with generous employer match

MSA is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

External Company Name: MSA Professional Services, Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 1555 SE Delaware Ave

Type: Full-Time

Job Code: 900