Professional Engineer

By January 20, 2020Careers

FYRA Engineering Job Requisition

Professional Engineer

FYRA Engineering ( is a growing water resources consulting firm with expertise in watershed, stormwater, and floodplain management; lake and water quality improvement; river and stream restoration; dam rehabilitation and design, and levee design and certification.  We are seeking a Project Engineer with a minimum of five years of experience to join our Des Moines, Iowa or Omaha, Nebraska locations.  Preference will be given to Professional Civil or Environmental Engineers already licensed in Iowa and/or Nebraska.  We provide a fast-paced and growth-oriented company culture, a casual and comfortable office and work environment, and close collaboration across diverse project teams that include immediate and frequent access to company leadership.  We also offer a competitive total compensation and benefits package that includes performance incentives and career development and leadership opportunities.


This position will be a key team member in the execution of a variety of water resources projects.  Responsibilities may include data collection/analysis, hydrologic, hydraulic, and water quality modeling, design of stormwater best management practices, stream restoration and stabilization, lake and reservoir planning and restoration, levee improvement projects, and more.  The Project Engineer is expected to play a lead role in the development of plans/reports, conceptual designs, and construction plans and specifications.  Field work may include site investigations, data collection, water sampling/monitoring, surveying, and construction observation.  The split between office and field work will vary with company workload and project schedules.  Ideally applicants will be team-oriented, communicate well with colleagues and clients, and have experience with development of water resource project design plans and specifications. Applicants should have a general understanding of consulting engineering, including project budgets, schedules, and deliverables.  Depending on interests and experience, the position may offer opportunities to assist with the preparation of project proposals and to develop client relationships and business development opportunities.

Job Experience Requirements: 

Prerequisites include a minimum of five years of experience and the ability to obtain a PE license in Iowa and/or Nebraska within six months of hire.  Strong preference will be given to applicants with proficiency in AutoCAD/Civil 3D and/or MicroStation.  Familiarity with one or more of the following software platforms is also desirable: ESRI ArcGIS, Global Mapper, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, SWMM, other hydrology/hydraulics models.  Experience with technical specifications, construction oversight, and/or field surveying will also be viewed favorably.

Degree Requirements:

Bachelors of Science in engineering or equivalent from an accredited college or university.  Water resources or environmental emphasis preferred.

 Additional Requirements:

This position requires adequate written and oral skills in the English language, working knowledge of computers, and familiarity with relevant software.  Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and car insurance; occasional use of personal vehicles may be required.

Travel:     None ___    Up to 25% _x_     Up to 50% ___     Up to 75% ___     Up to 100%___

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