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Felsburg Holt & Ullevig Roadway Design Engineer - Mid-Level - CD0004 in Des Moines, Iowa

Felsburg Holt & Ullevig (FHU) is seeking an experienced self-motivated mid-level engineer with demonstrated success at assisting with or leading project management duties and responsibilities, implementing project designs utilizing the latest computer aided software, techniques and skills to deliver multimodal transportation corridors, roadway, highway/interchange and multi-use trail projects for our state and municipal clients. Additionally, the position offers to ability to be actively involved in business development, marketing and growth of the office. This position offers project management and technical responsibilities, and an accelerated career growth opportunity is present for the right candidate.

The position will be located in Des Moines, IA.

Essential Duties include the following under the direct supervision of a lead design engineer or project manager:

  • Works on a range of projects, from conceptual design to small intersections to larger multidisciplinary corridor projects.

  • Oversee data collection, technical analyses and written documentation

  • Participate in and presents project findings, technical analysis in writing and at client meetings, technical group gatherings, and day or evening public meetings/hearings

  • Work in multi-disciplinary teams across the FHU Great Plains region to evaluate alternatives, prepare technical findings, prepare project plans, and cost estimating

  • Assist with or take lead role on project management responsibilities including setting project team schedules, communicating and tracking project budgets, preparing invoices, leading client interactions including project communications, meetings and project submittals.

  • Use computer aided design engineering software (Civil3D and/or MicroStation/ OpenRoads) as the primary transportation design modeler as well as plan production for various sized transportation engineering projects.

  • Responsible for job specific quality system tasks as defined in the FHU quality manual

  • Oversees and assists with the analytical work of other team members, including mentoring and project related management younger team members

  • Participates in the planning, estimation, preparation of proposals as well as other competitive project pursuit elements including client interviews

  • Participate in business development efforts including client visits, professional societies and marketing events


  • Apply Federal, State, and Municipal design standards as appropriate, including IowaDOT, SUDAS and as a plus, Nebraska DOT standards.

  • Maintain an organized electronic or hard copy design journal for each project

  • Follow FHU’s Total Quality Management program for all tasks and deliverables

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Transportation Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university.

  • 5 or more years of Transportation Engineering in Roadway Design experience

  • Certificates, licenses, registrations: Professional Engineer License or active pursuit of Professional Engineer License in Iowa. Licensed in Nebraska, South Dakota or Kansas is a plus.

  • Experience with Civil3D and/or MicroStation/Open Roads is preferred

  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is preferred

The pay for this position has a range of $80,000 - $98,000 annually. The actual offer will carefully consider a range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, and experience.

Application Deadline: 5/13/24


At FHU we seek to provide a benefits package that helps our team maintain a healthy work-life balance - a concept that is a guiding principle for us. Employees enjoy benefits including:

  • Medical/RX, HSA, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability; all of which FHU contributes a significant portion towards or, for some plans, covers 100% of the premiums

  • Generous Vacation and Sick leave programs

  • 401(k) with employer match and discretionary Profit Sharing

  • Adoption Assistance program

  • Flexible schedules and options for remote work are available but may not be conducive to every employee and position.

  • Professional and career development opportunities including tuition reimbursement for continuing education.

  • Support of employee participation in professional and technical societies & various civic organizations.

  • Reimbursement of professional certification and registration fees.

  • This position is eligible to participate in our annual discretionary bonus plan.

FHU Employees are encouraged to participate in a variety of internal committees which include groups such as the Technology Committee, CAD Committee, FHUlanthropy Committee and the FHUn Committee, which plans multiple events that keep energy (and bragging rights) high and helps us remain a tight-knit team. We also enjoy many opportunities to socialize at various FHU sponsored events throughout the year.