Bolton & Menk, Inc. Civil Engineering Technician in Spencer, Iowa

We have an exciting opportunity for a Civil Engineer Technician to join our growing Spencer team.

The Civil Engineer Technician is responsible for performing engineering project design and drafting from working sketches and field data, under direct supervision of an engineer or senior technician. Duties include routine testing and construction observation on municipal projects.

This position offers the opportunity for you to join a well-established firm with a long history of superior service in a growing new office where you can accelerate your career! This region of northwest Iowa is described as progressive, small town living with big city amenities, and very friendly. There are a variety of neighborhoods, outdoor recreation, great restaurants and community and movie theatres just minutes from beautiful Lake Okoboji. Learn more about the area here:

The Civil Engineer Technician must possess a high capacity for self-motivation and be able to apply technical knowledge to a variety of projects. In addition, must be able to develop and maintain strong relationships with clients and staff from various agencies.

Primary Duties

  • Performing routine engineering computations

  • Researching engineer records

  • Operating AutoCAD Civil 3D and other engineering software to assist with preliminary design of municipal projects and construction plans and specifications

  • Construction observation, which may include but are not limited to, recording quantities and progress of construction activities, providing oversight of materials testing

  • Traveling to work sites and other project related locations,

  • Interacting with contractors, sub-contractors, city staff and residents, fielding questions, and providing information on projects

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering Technology, or related field, from an accredited post-secondary institution

  • Additional, related experience may be considered in lieu of the formal education requirement

  • Two (2) years of progressive experience as an engineer technician

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and their own transportation

  • Must have the ability to actively listen to others for understanding of their needs and situations; ability to read, speak and write English clearly is required

Preferred skills

  • Experience with public/agricultural drainage

  • Experience in complex plan production and construction contract administration

  • Experience working with city government and municipal infrastructure

  • Construction staking or field survey experience

WHY BOLTON & MENK? Work with a creative and hardworking team, who believe in client satisfaction and building relationships. We constantly look back and remember our humble beginnings which all started with John Bolton & Martin Menk and a dream. For over 66 years Bolton & Menk, Inc. has served public and private clients in the Upper Midwest with comprehensive planning, design and construction engineering and surveying services. The employees at Bolton & Menk are seeking hard working and ambitious co-workers to join us to deliver tomorrow’s leading infrastructure projects. Bolton & Menk is employee-owned and is ranked among ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms. With over 400 employees and 16 offices in Minnesota, Iowa and North Dakota there are always new challenges and career development opportunities available.

OUR BENEFITS At Bolton & Menk, we value our people and provide an exceptional Total Compensation and Benefits Package to protect our most valuable asset. We are committed to the well-being of our employees and their families. Perks of being a Bolton & Menk employee include peace of mind with our benefits package and competitive compensation plan, flexible schedules and career development opportunities. Learn more here:

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We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.