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Job Description


Shive-Hattery’s Iowa City office has an opportunity for an entry-level structural engineer with 0 to 3 years of experience in the design of structural engineering projects. In this position, you will be a part of a team that investigates concrete parking ramps, designs engineering solutions for repair, and works with contractors to implement solutions. You will work in a culture that values self-motivated people, appreciates problem solvers, and facilitates career growth through the design and leadership of structural engineering projects. Qualifications:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Structural Engineering emphasis preferred.
  • Structural design experience using concrete, steel, and masonry preferred.
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively, including planning, organizing, and prioritizing work.
  • Must have good attention to detail.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience using Revit, AutoCAD, and structural engineering design software is preferred.
  • Basic Microsoft Office software proficiency is required.


  • Design projects as a structural engineer for education, industrial, healthcare, and commercial projects with the primary focus on parking structure restoration. 
  • Collaborate with experienced engineers and technicians as part of multi-discipline teams.
  • Provide design and drawing production support for projects in the structural discipline.
  • Additional responsibilities include shop drawing/submittal review, field data collection, and project documentation.
  • Will work under the direct supervision and mentoring of several licensed structural engineers.
  • Must have the ability to travel with limited overnights.
  • Must be able to drive, climb ladders, work from elevated platforms and open grating, and wear personal protective equipment required for project sites.

Why Shive-Hattery?Shive-Hattery strives to provide outstanding client service and provide rewarding careers to our employees. Our learning and teaching culture is based on collaboration; you must be willing to mentor and teach other employees while continuing to develop your skills to grow professionally at Shive-Hattery. Shive-Hattery offers outstanding benefits, a competitive compensation package.  For certain clients, we are required to conduct drug and/or alcohol testing on employees who perform work at the client site or on the client project. Consequently, employees and/or applicants will be required to satisfactorily pass a drug and/or alcohol test prior to any such work assignment.   Shive-Hattery offers a flexible work environment and supports balancing personal and professional responsibilities. We are an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, veteran status or genetic information.  

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