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Job Description

Shive-Hattery's West Des Moines office has an immediate opportunity for a licensed structural engineer with a minimum of 15 years of experience in the design and leadership of structural engineering projects.


15 + years of structural engineering experience in the design, modification, and evaluation of building and non-building structures in a variety of project types

Knowledge of structural design using steel, concrete, wood, and masonry

Professional Engineer licensure in Iowa or the ability for immediate licensure in Iowa

Proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; experience with RISA structural analysis programs, AutoCAD, and Revit preferred

Must have experience providing direction to junior engineers and designers and collaborating with other disciplines

 Must have previous experience developing and managing client relationships


Work in a team setting, collaborating with other disciplines to perform the design and construction administration services for healthcare, education, commercial, government, and industrial projects of all sizes

Lead the structural design portion of projects, make design recommendations and decisions, and oversee the completion and quality of construction drawings, specifications, reports, and other project documentation

Establish and manage structural scope, schedule, and budget

Plan design work and provide direction to junior engineers and designers assisting with project work

Mentor and teach other team members

Visit project sites and provide technical assistance to help resolve construction issues

Assist in growing existing clients and developing new clients

Must be capable of working on multiple projects simultaneously

Must be able to drive and have access to an automobile, climb ladders and work off of elevated platforms and open grating, and wear personal protective equipment required for specific clients and sites


Our learning and teaching culture is founded on collaboration. You will learn from and teach other employees while working across disciplines. You will grow your skills and continue your professional growth at Shive-Hattery.


Greater Des Moines region, home to more than half a million people. While being the fastest growing metro in the Midwest (according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2016) it remains #2 as the “Most Affordable Place to Live” (U.S. News & World Report, 2016). The Des Moines metro regularly tops lists as one of the best cities to live in the country - 26 top ten lists in the two years, in fact!

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Shive-Hattery is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.