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Shive Hattery Inc Structural Engineer in West Des Moines, Iowa

Structural Engineer
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Job Type: Full-time

West Des Moines, IAStructural Engineering

Description: Shive-Hattery has an immediate opportunity for a licensed Structural Engineer with 5 to 10 years of experience in the design and leadership of structural engineering projects. This position is available in the West Des Moines office.


  • Professional Engineer licensure in Iowa or the ability for immediate licensure in Iowa
  • Structural design experience using concrete, steel, and masonry. Wood design would be a plus.
  • Ability to lead the structural design of a project from schematic design through construction documents for both single-discipline and multi-discipline projects.
  • Experience and willingness to provide direction to young engineers and designers, along with collaborating with other disciplines.
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively, which includes planning, organizing, and prioritizing work.
  • Must have good attention to detail.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills, and comfortable presenting design solutions to Owners.
  • Experience using Revit, 3D software (Navisworks/Recap), structural engineering design software, and Microsoft Office software is preferred.
  • Design projects as a structural engineer for industrial, commercial, and education projects of various sizes with the main focus on industrial projects. Work with experienced engineers and technicians while coordinating work within multi-discipline teams. The majority of efforts will focus on our long-standing industrial clients who we work with locally and nationally.
  • Lead the structural design portion of projects, make design recommendations and decisions, and oversee the completion and quality of construction drawings, specifications, reports and other project documentation.
  • Establish and manage structural scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Mentor and teach other team members.
  • Interact with and be a representative of the company with clients and contractors as it relates to on-going projects.
  • Must be capable of working on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be able to drive and have access to an automobile, climb ladders and work off of elevated platforms and open grating, and wear personal protective equipment required for specific clients and sites.
  • Additional responsibilities include overseeing shop drawing reviews and field data collection.

Why Shive-Hattery?

Shive-Hattery strives to provide outstanding client service and provide rewarding careers to our employees. Our learning and teaching culture is based on collaboration; you must be willing to mentor and teach other employees while continuing to develop your skills to grow professionally at Shive-Hattery.

Shive-Hattery offers outstanding benefits, a sound compensation package.

For certain clients, we are required to conduct drug and/or alcohol testing on employees who perform work at the client site or on the client project. Consequently, employees and/or applicants will be required to satisfactorily pass a drug and/or alcohol test prior to any such work assignment.

Shive-Hattery offers a flexible work environment and supports balancing personal and professional responsibilities. We are an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, veteran status or genetic information.