Civil Engineer, Roadway at Michael Baker International

  • Engineering/Architecture, Civil Engineer Jobs
  • Permanent Employment
  • 2 months ago
  • Iowa, America
  • Shift Full-Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor
  • Job experience 4 Years

Job Description

Civil Engineer, Roadway at Michael Baker International

We are looking for a Civil Engineer, Roadway candidate who is eager to support our Highway Design group in support of our growing highway practice within Iowa. This position can be worked remotely as well, ideally with the candidate residing in Iowa. Driving distance to Des Moines is ideal. The successful candidate will have the ability to assist and lead the development of roadway design tasks and plans preparation. Teamwork is the cornerstone of our practice, and the candidate will be expected to work well within a multi-disciplined team environment coordinating at times with various task leaders, project managers and office leaders.

We offer training opportunities both locally and nationally, including an online Leadership Institute which provides guidance for engineers to develop their soft skills for career and leadership growth.

The selected Engineer will:

  • Work within a team of engineers on design and production of highway construction drawings

  • Assist the design team with project bid documents, including preparation of plans, cost estimates, and specifications.  Specific civil engineering tasks include horizontal and vertical geometric design, 3D corridor modeling, preparation of design calculations, quantity calculations, construction specifications, and preparation of construction cost estimates.

  • Communicate with the Project and Task Managers on key issues and project progress.

  • Prepare moderately complex studies, construction documents, drawings, maps, reports, and supporting documentation

  • Occasionally visit work site(s) and report findings to other experienced engineers and/or project managers

  • Communicate with clients regarding project issues, hold and attend meetings

  • Assist with defining scope of work and staff-hour requirements for client proposals

  • Assist project managers in ensuring that project/task schedules and budgets are met

  • Ensure work efforts for assigned tasks fall within established budgets

  • Coordinate with technicians and less experienced engineers and engineers-in-training to ensure timely and accurate document or drawing preparation

  • Maintain knowledge through completion of various training initiatives:  attending seminars, reviewing professional publications, attending in-house systems/management training

  • Mentor junior staff in the areas of design standards, design calculations, and design software use

  • Perform other duties as assigned

More experienced transportation designers and project managers are also encouraged to apply.


  • Bachelors’ Degree in Civil Engineering at an accredited University or College

  • Professional Engineer’s License, preferably in Iowa, or ability to obtain through reciprocity

  • Minimum 4-6 years of engineering experience

  • Experience on roadway design and plans preparation  

  • Experience with 3D modeling, Bentley InRoads (and/or OpenRoads)

  • Strong analytical, conceptual, communication, problem solving, and organizational skills

  • Ability to work and thrive in a team environment

  • Ability to self-motivate and productively work with limited supervision

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office; PDF manipulation (Adobe Acrobat or Bluebeam.

  • Valid U.S. driver’s license


The approximate compensation range for this position is $79,428 – $125,127. This compensation range is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting.  Actual compensation is dependent upon factors such as education, qualifications, experience, skillset, and physical work location.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance

  • 401k Retirement Plan

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Life, AD&D, short-term, and long-term disability

  • Professional and personal development

  • Generous paid time off

  • Commuter and wellness benefits


Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified, and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. 

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.

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