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Job Description

Who we are and what we are looking forSCS Engineers is looking for a mid-level engineer/project manager in the West Des Moines, Iowa office to perform various activities related to environmental consulting. You will embrace teamwork and have the desire to develop professionally. Responsibilities include engineering and design drafting, preparation of grading and drainage plans, attending and participating in client and project meetings, and working with office staff. You will have an opportunity for a leadership role in developing and mentoring younger staff in a growing office. Project responsibility will have a primary focus on solid waste management, including landfill gas, landfills and landfill infrastructure, composting, and other projects, which may require design, engineering, permitting, bid plans and specifications, letting, construction and operations support. Experience on general civil engineering work, not landfill specific, is acceptable. Experience in general environmental work Phase I’s, Phase II’s, storm water permitting, spill prevention and counter control measure plans, etc. are also a plus.How you can make an impact as a Project Manger/Engineer

  • Apply intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering and scientific principles and practices in solid waste assignment areas and related fields.
  • Prepare engineering calculations, drawings, reports, and permit applications.
  • Independently decide on engineering or scientific problems and methods, plan and coordinate work, and represents the company at meetings and conferences.
  • Direction of field work performed in varied terrain and weather will be required, including surveys/data gathering, CQA for soil and geosynthetic material installations, inspections, etc.
  • Office based tasks including proficient knowledge of for completing or directing others in: CAD drafting, grading and profiles and volumes using Civil 3D, mathematical calculations, report writing, creating site plans and facility diagrams, permit applications, engineering plans and specifications, bid letting, etc.
  • Business development including: meeting with clients and attending industry-related conferences/trade shows.
  • Receive technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans or projects.
  • 20% travel expected


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Geotechnical Engineering required.
  • Minimum 8-10 years of relevant experience such as Resident Engineer or other demonstrated consulting experience, business specific to the solid waste industry, including landfill gas management, air compliance, and landfill design and permitting, etc. required.
  • Iowa P.E (civil) registration or ability to obtain within 6 months required.
  • Competent with using MS Office and other computer software normally used in environmental consulting. Proficient experience using AutoCAD Civil 3D design software preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license with a driving record in good standing required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a requirement.

As a growing firm, we offer excellent opportunities for career advancement and a competitive package, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, 401K, and employer-funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Student Debt Employer Contribution Program
  • Paid holidays, PTO and Paid Parental Leave

Pay range for this position is $70 to $100k/yr depending on experience. This does not include bonuses or our Employee Stock Ownership Plan.SCS Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). SCS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status.If you have questions, difficulty using our online system and/or you need an accommodation due to a disability then please contact us about your interest in employment at [email protected].#LI-BC1