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MSA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Project Engineer - Public Works (1022) in CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa

MSA has an opportunity for aProject Engineer Public Worksat ourCedar Rapids, IA officeon the Public Works service line. You will have the opportunity to see, and contribute in, projects from start to finish.Our clients tend to be 90 miles or less away from our office so you can stay close to home every day of the week as well as have an impact on your local communities.

Who we are and how we help As a full-service, 100% employee-owned consulting firm, MSA is all about creating communities that thrive. We partner with clients to solve complex and multi-faceted challenges and improve the quality of infrastructure and neighborhoods. Our focus is to provide exceptional service that builds strong communities. Above all, MSAs purpose is to enable people to positively impact the lives of others.

Our professionals include engineers, architects, environmental scientists, funding experts, urban planners, and surveyors to name a few, and they work together to provide a full suite of professional services to our clients. From bike trails and interstate highways to drinking water and wastewater, we have supported projects from start to finish since the 1930s.

Our core values guide our daily decisions and how we inspire, encourage and support one another.

Honesty and Integrity- We tell the truth, deal fairly with staff and clients, respect our commitments, and behave in an ethical manner.

Commitment to Learning- We support the professional growth of our staff and invest significant resources in ongoing training and technology.

Respect and Care for Employees- We promote employee wellness, personal growth, and provide a safe and respectful work environment.

Openness- We build trust with all employees through an open and informative company culture.

Client Focus- We enjoy our clients, seek to understand their needs, promptly respond to concerns, and help them reach their goals.

We are collaborative, we are impactful, and together as owners we make a difference.


The work you may do

  • Planning and design for a variety of municipal projects including but not limited to roadway design, utility design for sanitary sewer collection, storm sewer conveyance and water main distribution, trail design, site grading for projects ranging from storm water management to park and recreation and land development.
  • Develop and implement project goals by interacting regularly with clients by telephone, email and in-person including Staff and Council meetings.
  • Design development from Concept to Final Construction Documents.
  • Detailed and accurate construction cost estimating.
  • Effective time management skills to prioritize workload, meet deadlines and commitments while maintaining a high level of detail.
  • Project Management or assisting Project Manager to successfully complete our projects on time and on budget.
  • Preparation of high quality Plans and Construction Documents.
  • Preparation of permit applications to various Regulatory Agencies for projects.
  • Preparation of technical design reports for various municipal projects.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a multi-discipline team of Engineers, Planners, Landscape Architects and other technical staff to ensure the best results possible for our clients.
  • Desire to mentor and share technical expertise with EIT and less experienced staff.
  • Assist during construction with administration and observation to ensure timely communication between contractors and our clients as well as compliance with the intent of the project contract documents.

What you bring Skills and Knowledge / Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering (or related) from an accredited college required
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant civil engineering experience required
  • Professional Engineering License required, in the sta e of Iowa preferred
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D preferred
  • MicroStation 3D experience a plus
  • Experience using Iowa DOT and SUDAS Design standards and procedures preferred.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with MSAs clients both written and verbally.
  • Ability to read and develop Plan and Construction Documents for a variety of municipal infrastructure projects.
  • Previous client liaison and project management experience or a desire to develop into that role preferred
  • This position requires you to have authorization to work in the United States for any employer. We will not provide sponsorship for this position.

Who You Are:

  • You work well with others.You share ideas and listen with open ears. You can listen to criticism and respectfully disagree with people. You help others succeed. You are comfortable working with colleagues and with busy leaders. You love seeing the team and company succeed.
  • You are a strategic thinker.You see the big picture and the details. You help your team see opportunities, focus on goals, and make paths to success.
  • You are a confident communicator.You can explain complicated things to people in a way that they can understand. You are confident in your communication and people have confidence in what you say.
  • You think like an analyst.You know how to dig into problems, ask questions, find information, and help your team make good decisions.

Benefits We tried to narrow it down to just 5 reasons to work at MSA, but we couldnt stop ourselves!All employeeshave the opportunity to enjoy the following perks:

  • Collaborative work environment
  • Opportunities to apply your skills and experiences with an established multi-disciplinary consulting firm
  • Support of over 350 close-knit professionals working toward the same common goal
  • Co-workers with a passion for what they do
  • Casual and flexible work environment
  • Competitive pay and perks
  • Communities of Practice to share information and provide mentoring opportunities
  • Work-life integration we support a healthy work-life balance, with flexibility to help you meet your obligations
  • Internal and external training opportunities
  • STEM outreach and volunteer opportunities

Eligible employeeswill have the opportunity to enjoy the following benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage that start on your hire date (no waiting period!)
  • 8 paid holidays in a calendar year
  • Paid parental leave
  • 100% paid-by-company life insurance, long-term disability and short-term disability
  • Employee ownership MSA is 100% employee owned! The ESOP model provides employees with ownership benefits and the opportunity to have your voice heard.
  • 401k retirement plan with generous employer match

MSA is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer