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Senior Engineer

Job Purpose

Founded in 1959, Bishop Engineering continues to be centered on a good work ethic and commitment to providing honest and knowledgeable service to our customers. We take pride in the fact that we have always been located in Urbandale and have had the opportunity to help shape communities in central Iowa through our involvement in various projects over the years. Although a lot has changed since the company’s birth, some things remain the same; Bishop is still dedicated to offering our clients the quality of service needed to attain engineering success.

The Senior Civil Engineer II-IV performs engineering calculations, prepares drainage studies or other needed reports, drafts using AutoCAD and responds to the wishes of our clients and the revisions from the various municipalities that review our work. Interact with the employees in our surveying department and our CAD drafters to resolve issues and solve problems during the course of completing a job. Disciplines include but are not limited to: Hydrology, geometric design of pavements, underground and above ground utilities, AUTOCAD Civil3D drafting (including 3D surface drafting), specifications and shop drawing review, and project management (includes client relations/contracting and internal accounting)

Job Duties

Major Duties: The Civil Engineer IV essential duties are to design and oversee the various aspects of a job from start to finish, with special care given to detail and quality control to make the job as best as I can, but also working in a timely manner to satisfy the wishes of our clients. Another important reason for completing jobs in a timely fashion is to maintain a healthy flow of work being brought in and completed so that all the employees in the office are as fully utilized as possible at any given moment.

Minor Duties: The Civil Engineer II-IV should be able to assist fellow office members who are behind or requires additional help to complete a job before deadline.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Civil Engineering
  • Minimum licensure requirement for this position would be an Engineer Intern (E.I.T.) certificate along with Professional Engineer (P.E.) in any State.
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience in the field of Civil Engineering.
  • Special skills include proficiency in AutoCAD 2021 and the ability to adapt to new changes in that drafting platform as various updates are released, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and verbal (both on the phone or face-to-face) are essential to the job and important to maintaining good client relations as well as relations with municipal agencies and the general public.
  • Politeness and courtesy in all forms of communication, both with co-workers and with those outside the office.
  • Must have experience in preparation of civil and site design in an urban or rural environment. Firsthand experience in developing and implementing a robust Project Specific Design Criteria for major civil/site projects including effectively communicating the criteria to the project team and monitoring its compliance through the QC program.
  • Experience with Municipalities approval process; including City Staff Review, Planning & Zoning Commissions, City Councils, IDOT, IDNR, and County Supervisory Boards etc..
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for purposes of having all office correspondence appear professional and representing Bishop Engineering in a positive manner.
  • The ability to continuously grow and expand knowledge and understanding of the Civil Engineering business is essential to the job as standards, drafting programs, and construction methods and materials also change frequently.
  • Ability to identify industry trends and determine where company capabilities can be marketed to existing and potential clients.

Join Our Team

Our benefits package offers medical insurance, PTO, 401k and more for each employee. Compensation and incentives are very competitive and based on experience. We also provide our employees with a flexible work schedule with a culture where hard work is rewarded and recognized.