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Bolton & Menk, Inc. Water Resources Design Engineer (EI)  in Ames, Iowa

Water Resources Design Engineer (EI)

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.



Bolton & Menk specializes in providing public infrastructure solutions. We have over 70 years of experience serving the Upper Midwest and beyond. As a Top150 Workplace in Minnesota, this is a fantastic opportunity to work with a great team of professionals and grow your career! We have an exciting new opportunity for a Water Resources Design Engineer to join our Ames, Iowa Bolton & Menk, Inc team. This position offers the opportunity for you to join a well-established firm with a long history of superior service.

As a Water Resources Design Engineer (EI) you will spend the majority of your time assisting engineers and project managers in design and construction phase activities on water resources projects. The primary focuses of this position are on storm water management, floodplain modeling, and design. You will assist with assignments designed to develop professional work knowledge and abilities in the areas of hydrology and hydraulics. We are looking for candidates who possess a high capacity for self-motivation and are able to apply engineering and environmental knowledge to a variety of projects. In addition, you must be able to develop and maintain strong relationships with clients and staff from various agencies.

Primary Duties:

  • Perform basic design computations

  • Preliminary layout and design

  • Research and prepare rough drafts of preliminary reports and feasibility studies

  • Assist with project design and preparation of plans and specifications

  • Design of storm water management facilities

  • May assist with technical analysis and documentation:

  • Plan reviews, storm water pollution prevention plans

  • Storm water management planning and design

  • Floodplain analysis and permitting

  • Wetland permitting

  • Grant and funding applications

  • Public outreach

  • Management of budget and schedule

  • Prepare cost and quantity take-off estimates

  • Travel to work sites and other project locations


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, or related field, from an accredited post-secondary institution with an emphasis in, or elective courses in, water resources is required

  • Must have successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam

  • Experience must include hydraulic and hydrologic modeling

  • Effective interpersonal written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong technical writing ability

  • Computer skills including, but not limited to: MS Office (Word and Excel) and AutoCAD, Civil 3D is preferred

  • Preferred skills:

  • Master’s Degree in Water Resources Engineering

  • Experience with GIS, AutoCAD, Storm and Sanitary Analysis (SSA), XPSWMM, HEC-RAS, ACPF, WinSLAMM, etc.

  • Previous engineering experience in water resources engineering is preferred but not required.

  • Candidates should possess a valid driver’s license and their own mode of transportation.


Work with a creative and hardworking team, who believe in client satisfaction and building relationships. For over 70 years Bolton & Menk, Inc. has served public and private clients 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, is ranked among ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms and is a Top 150 Workplace in Minnesota. With over 550 employees and 22 offices in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and North Carolina there are always new challenges and career development opportunities available.


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.

Bolton & Menk does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party agencies in response to Bolton & Menk job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Bolton & Menk Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Bolton & Menk Talent Acquisition team.

Bolton & Menk, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.


This position is currently accepting applications.