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Bolton & Menk, Inc. Design Engineer   in Spencer, Iowa

Design Engineer

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.



Bolton & Menk has a great opportunity for a Design Engineer (EI) to join our Spencer team! This position offers the opportunity for you to join a well-established firm with a long history of superior service and a highly motivated team.

What you will be doing:

As a Municipal Design Engineer you will learn practical on-the-job experience serving our municipalities throughout northwest Iowa.

  • Assist Project Engineers with design and construction phase activities on municipal projects

  • Perform basic design computations, preliminary layout and design, research and prepare rough drafts of preliminary reports and feasibility studies

  • Assist with project plans and specifications, preparing cost and quantity take-off estimates

  • 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 City staff.

What we are looking for:

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

  • Certified Engineer-in-Training

  • 2+ years of experience in either infrastructure design and/or construction observation

  • 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 obtain & maintain DOT Level 1 coursework in bituminous, concrete, grading & base construction within 1 year of employment. Erosion control and State Aid documentation training as needed

  • Ability to actively listen to others for understanding of their needs and situations; ability to read, speak, and write English clearly is required. This position interacts with City staff, City residents, contractors, and sub-contractors.

  • 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 550 employees and 21 offices in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, and North Carolina 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.


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This position is currently accepting applications.