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Felsburg Holt & Ullevig Senior Transportation Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa

Felsburg Holt & Ullevig, a regional engineering and environmental firm is looking for a dynamic, self-starter to establish and grow our Central Iowa office. This senior level position must have a minimum of 10-years of experience in transportation engineering. Responsibilities include leading the marketing and strategic planning efforts in Iowa.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for marketing and business development activities throughout the State of Iowa and will coordinate closely with other market sector leaders in the Great Plains Region.

  • Establishes budgets, estimating, scoping, and marketing strategies for client projects. Prepares forecast of anticipated workload for internal staff. Responsible for control of work-in-process, ensures accurate client billings, and monitors outstanding accounts receivable and collection efforts on assigned projects.

  • Develops and maintain programs to ensure staff is up-to-date with discipline knowledge and best practices

  • Prepares or directs preparation for transportation, planning or environmental projects including proposals, reports, specifications, plans and designs. Responsible for data collection, technical analyses, and written supporting documentation.

  • Serves as senior project engineer as designated client contact. Participates in project interviews. Attends client meetings – day or evenings. Conducts and makes public presentations.

  • Responsible for project team quality system tasks as defined in quality manual.

  • Hire, develop and train staff and conduct annual performance reviews.

  • Maintains competency in and serves as firm resource in field of expertise.



  • Bachelor’s degree in civil/transportation engineering, or equivalent degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

  • Ten to fifteen years experience working in the transportation industry. Private consulting experience preferred.

  • Previous experience building and managing strong, cohesive teams.


Professional Engineer Certificate – Iowa (if applicable)