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Leading Infrastructure Improvements

Make a positive impact as a Klingner Civil Engineer in our Site Development Department. This specialized group develops and redevelops residential, commercial, and industrial properties as well as municipal infrastructure to enhance client outcomes in communities throughout Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. As part of our team, you’ll work alongside engineers, surveyors, and landscape architects who are passionate about safety and sustainability; spearhead innovative projects that shape infrastructure; engage diverse stakeholders; and unlock numerous opportunities for advancement and professional development.



  • Lead site development and municipal infrastructure projects while managing timelines, budgets, and overall quality.
  • Develop and review designs, plans, specifications, permitting, and final construction documents for site developments, subdivision infrastructure, municipal infrastructure, and general civil engineering projects.
  • Consider various technologies, system efficiency, reliability, operator capabilities, long-term need, and environmental impact to promote sustainable design.
  • Provide specialized technical input as well as storm water drainage hydraulic / hydrologic modeling and evaluations to support reporting and design.
  • Complete Preliminary Engineering Reports, opinions of probable construction cost, and all other necessary reports and estimates.
  • Identify and address potential project risks and independently produce mitigation strategies.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable Local, State, and Federal regulations concerning various site locations.
  • Maintain current knowledge of regulatory trends to provide forward-thinking solutions.
  • Follow industry design trends, technological advancements, professional organizations, and new certifications.
  • Implement Klingner standards and quality control procedures to ensure project safety, reliability, and longevity.
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients, stakeholders, and regulatory bodies to solicit feedback, resolve issues, and meet project objectives.
  • Attend city council, town meetings, and design meetings to hear municipal updates, present project information, and answer stakeholder questions.
  • Work independently and with other project managers, engineers, technicians, and contractors to complete projects.
  • Organize, prioritize, and perform work assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Clearly document all project phases and client communication.
  • Provide construction oversight and administration, as needed.
  • Travel occasionally to support project-related inspections, meetings, etc.
  • Provide mentorship to younger engineers and technical staff.
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  • 10+ years of demonstrated experience in site development / municipal engineering is most desired.
  • A Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or closely-related engineering field from an accredited university, at minimum.
  • Must hold a Professional Engineer license in Iowa, or can obtain within three months. Current Professional Engineer licensing in Illinois, or Missouri, is also desirable.
  • Must have excellent working knowledge of Civil3D, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word. An understanding of various storm water modeling software is a plus.
  • Excellent time management skills, organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple complex projects and tasks concurrently, and a commitment to meeting deadlines and keeping projects within budget is required.
  • Clear written and verbal communication is a must.
  • Understanding of and experience in applying regulatory agency laws, ordinances, and regulations for Municipal, County, State, and Federal agency permitting submittals.
  • Experience writing thorough reports and studies, scopes of work, and proposals.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to hold strong business relationships with municipal and residential/commercial/industrial clients.
  • Ability to conduct all projects by quality standards and Klingner procedures, with a strong focus of on accuracy and quality of work.
  • A drive to create high-quality designs, strong sense of commitment, willingness to learn, and desire to work in a team environment.
  • Working knowledge with Iowa SUDAS standards.

NOTE: This is a full-time position. Additional training can be provided.

The Perks

At Klingner, we offer excellent benefits, career growth opportunities, and a competitive salary depending on experience.

  • Mentor / Mentee opportunities
  • Professional development assistance
  • Health Insurance (three coverage options available)
  • VPTO, sick leave, and 7.5 paid holidays
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match
  • Health savings and Flexible Spending
  • Yearly Wellness reimbursement
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
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What Sets Klingner Apart

Your experience is valued. Unique to the Architecture, Engineering, Surveying, and Geotech industry, Klingner & Associates, P.C. has an average employee retention rate of 9.5 years. As a nearly 120-year-old firm, this makes us proud. Each staff member provides a wealth of understanding and experience that helps drive our reputation for high quality deliverables. 

Client support is important to everyone in the firm. For over 10 years, Klingner has maintained an 85% client retention rate. We are also focused on staying ahead of the curve when it comes to technology, culture, and project delivery. 

With engaged leadership, Klingner acts on employee feedback and recommendations for continued evolution. At Klingner, we value quality, respect, professional advancement, and an enjoyable work environment. 

Apply today to become a part of a growing organization, deeply rooted in the communities we serve.

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Ready to Apply?

Applying is easy – Simply complete the Initial Interest Form below.

We are an EOE; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.

Upload your completed resume, then fill in and submit this Initial Interest Form.

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