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TERRACON INC Geotechnical Staff Engineer in DES MOINES, Iowa

Job Description General Responsibilities: Provide engineering and consulting services for a broad array of projects and clients. This may include performing and/or leading field investigations, engineering analysis, calculations, and recommendations, design and development of plans and specifications, observation and inspection, and the writing, preparation, and review of related reports for the services provided. Review drawings and construction to assure compliance with plans and specifications. Prepare proposals and cost estimates, track and evaluate project progress, budgets, and recommend changes. Research and resolve design and construction problems. Assign, review, and evaluate laboratory or field data for inclusion in reports. Apply sound engineering principles and be able to communicate complex engineering issues and concepts to technical and non-technical clients and project teams. Services may be provided for existing or proposed projects in the public works, transportation, commercial, communications, energy, and/or industrial sectors. The location for this position can be based out of any of the following Terracon offices: Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, Bettendorf and Des Moines. *Essential Roles and Responsibilities:*

  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Prepare proposals and reports for small and large projects of varying complexity under the supervision of an Authorized Project Reviewer, while adhering to Terracon's quality standards.
  • Plan, schedule, conduct, and/or coordinate detailed phases of projects with moderate size and complexity under the supervision of a Professional Engineer.
  • Maintain quality standards on all projects and work closely with senior-level Professional Engineer to gain project management and engineering experience.
  • Interact directly with client and project team on developing scope of services and communicating project progress.
  • Evaluate laboratory and field data and make design, engineering, and construction recommendations under the supervision of a Professional Engineer.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
  • 0-3 years' experience.
  • Master's degree in Engineering preferred.
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Engineering Intern (EI) required.
  • Valid driver's license with acceptable violation history.

About Terracon Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 6,000 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon's growth is due to our talented employee-owners exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace. Terracon's vision of "Together, we are best at people" is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs. EEO Statement Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.