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Bolton & Menk, Inc. Design Engineer - Agricultural Drainage  in Jefferson, Iowa

Design Engineer - Agricultural Drainage

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Bolton & Menk is accepting applications for a Design Engineer - Agricultural Drainage. This position will be located in our Jefferson, IA location and will serve our Central Iowa market. In this role you will spend the majority of the time assisting project managers and project engineers in design and construction phase activities on drainage district and wetland restoration projects.

What you will be doing:

  • Perform basic design computations

  • Preliminary layout and design

  • Research and prepare rough drafts of preliminary reports and feasibility studies

  • Assist with project design and preparation of plans and specifications

  • Prepare cost and quantity take-off estimates

  • Perform detailed inspection and project documentation

  • Construction observation activities may include performing construction staking, performing construction administration duties such as documenting activities, measuring and testing, providing general oversight, and interacting with contractors, sub-contractors, residents and client staff

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Agricultural Engineering from an accredited college.

  • Certified Engineer-in-Training (or ability to receive within 12 months of employment).

  • Effective interpersonal written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong time management, organizational and problem solving skills.

  • Advanced math skills.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Thorough knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite. (MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint)

  • Working knowledge and skills in CAD and design software.(i.e. AutoCAD Civil3D, Microstation)

  • Developing knowledge of specialized design software. (i.e. hydrocad, watercad, stormcad, sewercad, xpswmm)

  • Ability to work in extended outdoor conditions, and you must be physically capable of navigating rugged terrain for the purpose of performing the construction observation duties outlined above.

  • Requires frequent travel during construction season, may include extended overnight stays.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license as travel to various facilities and job sites may be required.


Work with a creative and hardworking team, who believe in client satisfaction and building relationships. For over 70 years Bolton & Menk, Inc. has served public and private clients in the Upper Midwest with comprehensive planning, design and construction engineering and surveying services. The employees at Bolton & Menk are seeking hard working and ambitious co-workers to join us to deliver tomorrow’s leading infrastructure projects. Bolton & Menk is employee-owned, is ranked among ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms and is a Top 150 Workplace in Minnesota. With over 500 employees and 18 offices in Minnesota, Iowa and North Dakota there are always new challenges and career development opportunities available.


At Bolton & Menk, we value our people and provide an exceptional Total Compensation and Benefits Package to protect our most valuable asset. We are committed to the well-being of our employees and their families. Perks of being a Bolton & Menk employee include peace of mind with our benefits package and competitive compensation plan, flexible schedules and career development opportunities. Learn more here:

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We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Bolton & Menk does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party agencies in response to Bolton & Menk job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Bolton & Menk Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Bolton & Menk Talent Acquisition team.

Bolton & Menk, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.


This position is currently accepting applications.