Construction Engineer (Department Manager)

West Des Moines


Veenstra and Kimm, Inc. has been deeply rooted in the upper Midwest for nearly 60 years.  Our engineers, planners, and surveyors have been offering a full complement of services to our clients since the company’s inception.  We have prided ourselves on a high level of commitment to assisting our clients achieve their goals and making their homes a better and safer place.  Our employees enjoy a flexible, relaxed work environment from which to work and grow.  Access and exposure to a breadth of individuals and project types allow for both professional growth as well as personal growth.    


We are currently seeking a full-time CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT MANAGER in our WEST DES MOINES, IOWA office.   Our team works with communities on a wide range of civil, municipal, and environmental construction projects. We are looking for a Professional Engineer who would work with Engineers, CAD Technicians, Construction Observers, Land Survey Chiefs and office staff in various capacities.  


  • Review construction plans and specifications for accuracy as assigned. 
  • Attend and lead reconstruction and construction progress meetings.
  • Review construction shop drawings and Operation and Maintenance manuals.
  • Review contractors partial payments, requests for information (RFIs), change orders, plan revisions, etc. submitted by contractors and prepare final documents for client approval.
  • Review construction progress on projects for compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Manage and supervise assigned construction projects.
  • Oversee the preparation of as-constructed plans once the project is completed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Engineering.
  • 10+ years of engineering design and construction management experience preferred.
  • Experience in all facets of civil engineering construction including but not limited to street, underground utilities, lift stations and wastewater and water treatment plants.
  • Possess good communication and writing skills dealing with clients and contractors on a daily basis.
  • Possess good organizational and team management skills.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Iowa or ability to obtain within 6 months.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Veenstra and Kimm, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class.

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