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Atkinson Construction Engineer- Campus in Des Moines, Iowa

Atkinson prides itself on attracting, developing and retaining the best employees in the industry.  We hire ambitious and dedicated professionals to fill positions at all levels of our organization.

The Role

The Engineer provides administrative and technical services in the fields of scheduling, cost engineering, subcontract coordination, and general project administration. Along with job site project managers and superintendents, engineers have responsibilities in overall project oversight and may be assigned to a particular section, subcontractor, or other facet(s) of the project.


  • Actively pursue and engage in safety training to learn and embrace the Atkinson safety culture

  • Participate in the TRACK process; attend daily / weekly meetings and field inspections

  • Initiate and maintain good, strong working relationships with Atkinson's craft personnel, field inspectors, subcontractor's representatives, vendors, home office support, the project management team, the community, etc.

  • Stay ahead of the crew's needs making sure they are efficient in their work

  • Prioritize daily tasks by understanding deadlines and material procurement lead times

  • Provide prompt, accurate information, notices and requests to agencies, subcontractors, vendors, etc.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely in a grammatically correct and unbiased manner

  • Investigate issues, ask thoughtful questions, gather input and propose solutions

  • Beat the estimated budget

  • Pursue self development outside of assigned responsibilities

  • Produce safe, efficient construction engineering products

  • Track and update quantities timely to ensure accurate budgets, forecasts and reporting

  • Perform thorough invoice reviews and pay subcontractors and vendors timely

  • Gather and prepare supporting documentation for change orders and requisitions


  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, construction management or related discipline

  • High degree of initiative, independence, personal responsibility and integrity

  • Willingness to speak up, listen up, ask open ended questions, and learn from others

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in a fast paced team environment

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Atkinson Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Clark Construction promotes a drug-free workplace.

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